Skip to comments.A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): January 2009
Posted on 01/22/2009 4:58:15 PM PST by snugs
We have discussed both on the dose and privately via freepmail as to what we may do in the future of the dose.
It is suggested that a thread is posted where anyone can post photos or news of George W Bush and if you so wish any other member of his administration as to what they are doing or hope to do in the future and the idea is that this thread will cover January 2009 news and photos as well as being a recap of the last few days of the George W Bush Presidency plus events that took place a few hours afterwards in Texas and for the Vice President in Wyoming.
Enjoy the ongoing Sanity Island for January 2009
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
Presidential Message for New Year's Day, 2009
New Year's Day is an opportunity to remember the events of the past and look forward with hope to the year ahead.
This New Year is an exciting time for our country, as the peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of a true democracy. We are preparing to welcome a new President into office, and we celebrate in a spirit of unity: one Nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.
As my time in office comes to a close, I thank the American people for trusting me with the honor of serving our great country. It has been a tremendous privilege, and together we have accomplished a great deal. Among other things, we have advanced the cause of human freedom; we have strengthened our military and our Nation's security; we have empowered parents to demand educational excellence for their children; and we have revolutionized the fight against poverty, corruption, and the scourge of disease around the world.
Earlier this year, I promised that I would sprint to the finish of my time as President. We are working hard to keep that promise. Despite the challenges we face, nothing encourages me more than the character of the American people, whose acts of courage and service sustain our free society and make this the greatest country on Earth.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy New Year. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.
GEORGE W. BUSH
FIRST PHOTO OF THE YEAR
President George W. Bush shakes hands with members of the crowd gathered to see his departure from the Texas State Technical College Airport Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 in Waco, Texas. The president spent the week at his nearby Crawford, Texas ranch
What a great picture.
I may not have agreed with you always, President Bush, but I admired the way you said what you meant and meant what you said.
God bless you and yours.
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave from the stairs of Air Force One upon their arrival to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Thursday, Jan.. 1, 2009
The Marine One helicopter with U.S. President George W. Bush on board arrives at the White House in Washington January 01, 2009. Bush returned to Washington after spending holidays at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Still my president.
President George W. Bush (C) and his wife Laura speak with Rev. Luis Leon (R) after attending a Sunday morning service at St. John's Church in Washington, January 4, 2009
President George W. Bush glances at Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as they stand with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during a military tribute Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President George W. Bush reviews the troops at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, during a military appreciation in his honor. With him is Col. Joseph Buche, Commander of Troops. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
Laura Bush was a mighty fine First Lady. Something Michele O is going to have problems measuring up to her.
Mrs. Laura Bush stands with a bouquet presented along with the Department of Defense Outstanding Public Service Award by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during a military appreciation Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in honor of President George W. Bush's tenure as Commander-in-Chief. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
First lady Laura Bush receives the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, as Vice President Dick Cheney applauds at left during a military appreciation parade for President Bush, at Fort Myer, in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
Vice President Dick Cheney waits in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 6, 2009
Vice President Dick Cheney waits for senators to arrive to administer re-enactments of the Senate oath, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administers the Senate oath to Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., accompanied by his wife Stephanie, during a re-enactment ceremonial swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administers the Senate oath to Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, accompanied by his wife Vicki, during a re-enactment ceremonial swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington
Vice President Dick Cheney, right, administering the Senate oath to Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., accompanied by his wife Jill, during a re-enactment ceremonial swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Thanks for the ping. What a great photo of the day
Say thanks to GWB:
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are joined by his parents, former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush, during a reception in the East Room at the White House Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2008, in honor of the Points of Light Institute. President Bush's brother Neil is seen at far-left. White House photo by Eric Draper
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