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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:52 PM
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bush FINALLY "pays respects to Gerald Ford"
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 04:56 PM by leftchick
better late than never I suppose. I would hate to have the chimperor cut his vacation short for , well, anything!.......






U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush stand before the coffin of former President Gerald Ford in the Rotunda on the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 1, 2007. Ford died at his California home on December 26 at the age of 93. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)

Bushes pay respects to Ford in Capitol

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At midafternoon on a rainy, overcast day, the first couple stood at Ford's flag-draped casket and bowed their heads. Their stay at the U.S. Capitol lasted just a few minutes. Afterward, the Bush motorcade took the president to Blair House, across the street from the White House, for a visit former first lady Betty Ford.

Bush, who had been vacationing until Monday at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, had saluted Ford in a statement from there last week after the former president died and Bush also devoted his weekly Saturday radio address to the fallen leader.

Bush and his wife visited the Capitol on the third day of mourning there for Ford, who died at 93. Two of Ford's children stood in the Rotunda Monday, greeting people who came to pay last respects to their father.

Just a few moments later, Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, Barbara, came, stood by the casket and bowed their heads, and left.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070101/ap_on_re_us/gerald_ford_83
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:54 PM
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1. what a strange expression on his face. Dude might just be getting glimps of his own
mortality?
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:55 PM
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2. Can that man EVER take a picture without looking stupid?
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:56 PM
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3. NO!
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:00 PM
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4. Pickles looks absolutely thrilled to be there!
I guess being First Lady is also "hard work".

Could she have tried to have a more appropriate look on her face?
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:10 PM
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5. he looks like a scared 3rd grader!
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ccinamon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:10 PM
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6. the 2nd picture it looks like he is thinking
"You are so lucky. . . . I wish I could trade places with you --- living is hard work."
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:16 PM
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7. Interesting To Note That When 41 and Babs Showed Up They Were Accompanied By...
James Baker and what looked like Alan Simpson. Weren't these two guys on the Baker-Hamilton Group that presented 43 with save-his-ass Iraq recommendations?
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:18 PM
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8. But he left behind so much uncleared cedar
It will just have to wait for his next vacation!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:22 PM
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9. I thought it was pretty nice of Susan and Michael to greet visitors.
I don't recall seeing that when Ronnie's carcass was rotunda-ized.

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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:30 PM
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10. Gosh or gee, he did the best he could..cancelled US mail delivery Tuesday..
Whataguy!!! I liked it dumb and dumber
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:49 PM
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11. george looks like he`s scared to death because he
staring into his future knowing he will not be forgiven? in the words of john cash "sooner or later god`s go`n cut ya down"
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:36 PM
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12. I heard that bush will speak at the funeral tomorrow.
Will he make an ass out of himself as usual?
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:47 PM
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14. Of course he will!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:53 PM
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13. I would have prefered
the other way around.
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