Theodore's World: President Bush and Laura and Vice President Cheney on Veterans Day

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November 12, 2008

President Bush and Laura and Vice President Cheney on Veterans Day

"Members of the Intrepid Museum and Foundation Board of Trustees, Wounded Warriors -- you know, oftentimes they ask me, what are you going to miss about the presidency? And first reaction is, I say, no traffic jams in New York. The truth of the matter is, I will miss being the Commander-in-Chief of such a fabulous group of men and women -- those who wear the uniform of the United States military." -- President George W. Bush

Vice President Cheney places a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008.

US Vice President Dick Cheney speaks as actress Bo Derek, the mistress of ceremonies, looks on during Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

President George W. Bush, joined by former astronauts Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, left, and Scott Carpenter, stand together during a moment of silence after tossing a memorial wreath Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 from the deck of the USS Intrepid into the Hudson River, during a Veteran's Day tribute in New York. White House photo by Chris Greenberg

Marine One carrying U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush arrive at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, November 11, 2008.

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush attend a rededication ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Bush holds his hand to his heart during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of the rededication ceremony.

Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James Conway, left, and an unidentified wounded Marine ( name not given) , listen as President Bush speaks at the rededication ceremony

President Bush talks with wounded Marine Lance Corp. Matt Bradford during the rededication ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. In January of 2007, Bush watched the multiple amputee Marine climb a rock wall and plant the Marine Corp flag at the top during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio.

President Bush receives a standing ovation after being acknowledged that that there have been no terrorist attacks in the U.S. in seven years,

Vice President Dick Cheney greets members of the Virginia Military Institute, regimental staff, from left, Becky Harris and Holly Giacolone as part of Military Appreciation Day at the college in Lexington, Va., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008.

Wild Thing's comment........

I thought it would be nice to see one last time President Bush and Vice President Cheney on Veterans Day with our military. Especially since the next 4 years will have a CIC that has no clue about allegiance to our country the greatest country in the entire world. He snubbed our Flag, our Anthem and could not even put his hand on his heart. It means nothing to him. He will never convince me he cares about our troops, if he does show up to be with them it is only a photo op to him and nothing more.

I love the photo of Bo with Cheney too. She is such a nice person and I have met her several times when we lived in Calif.. She is a Republican and supported Bush and also Sarah Palin.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 05:48 AM


Thanks for sharing this with us WT!!! I especially like the one with President Bush placing his hand over his heart!!! Maybe he can give Obama leasons on how it is done!!!

Nah...Never mind.... some people are just too stupid to teach anything to. Bush shouldn't waste his time with this low-life idiot. I must have had a brain cramp there.....sorry!!! Chalk it up to old age!!! LOL

Posted by: John at November 12, 2008 07:11 AM

After working 8 x 4 I popped my tape into the recorder and put on C-Span to record this administrations LAST Veteran's Day ceremony in Washington D.C. / CCCP.... Only a 30 second clip was replayed at 6 p.m. (or there abouts on C-Span 1) and it showed VP Cheney setting up the wreath and they did NOT show the bugler sounding TAPS! This is what we're all in for folks...even C-Span is CHANGING for the worse...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 12, 2008 09:34 AM

I sure like these pictures. The calm before the storm. Dignified people showing their appreciation for veterans and what veterans mean to America. Bo Derek has been very active in patriotic events and is unashamed of being a Conservative.

Under Obama I expect that Veterans Day will possibly be replaced with a Civilian Security Corps Appreciation Day or maybe an Esteemed Leader Appreciation Day.

Posted by: TomR at November 12, 2008 11:39 AM

I have a weak heart. Please warn me a day ahead when you are going to post a Bo Derek photo and I'll be ready. If I had no other reason to vote Republican, the fact that all the good looking women seem to be Republican would be enough! Hah.

Maybe there's something to be said for totally covering women, if you're a Democrat.

You're in clover, Chrissie. Those fools are going to keep giving you good stuff to poke fun at.

Posted by: horace at November 12, 2008 01:26 PM

I hope they keep this ceremony.

Posted by: Mark at November 12, 2008 01:44 PM

Imagining Barack Obama at a future Veteran's Day event makes as much sense as O. J. Simpson at a battered women's support group. George Bush and Dick Cheney along with their wives with the military at any time, but, in particular, Veteran's Day is an event of mutual respect and a love fest. How insulting and disrespectful it will be on Veterans Day next year to see Barack and Michelle Obama with their litmus tested black flavored selective view of when it is OK to be proud of the country.

Posted by: Les at November 12, 2008 07:06 PM

John, LOL I thought that too though, like Hey Obama see this is how it is done.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 07:28 PM

Darth, oh nooo that is not good.

I can't get over how the coverage of Obama is as though he is already President. And Bush and Cheney are hardly seen at all.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 07:31 PM

Tom, thank you I am so glad. I feel like that too, the "calm before the storm". I want to try andn post more till Jan. and try and get in what we can of the A Team.....Bush and Laura.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 07:33 PM

Horace, giggle. OK I promise my friend!!

Bo is really great, she is real too like Sraah is real and a very loving person. I think I have met her maybe 7 or 8 times. Lunch together once but it was a huge luncheon thing and we sat next to each other...... Bo and Chrisse it was alphabetical. hahaa But we hit it off and had a wonderful visit that day.

Nicholas worked on the movie "10" with her doing some stunt work for the film. He said she was very kind to him too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 07:39 PM

Mark,me too, I was thinking that when I was looking for the photos.

I have this feeling that I want to absorb every traditional thing we have had like this before it is taken away. Not a good feeling to have that on my mind.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 07:42 PM

Les, good comparison!!!

I am dreading when Obama does this, it will be even worse then when Clinton did it and used it only as a photo op.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 12, 2008 07:46 PM

Maybe B. Hussein will do like he did at a memorial and just threw flowers on the ground while Senator McCain and his wife bent over and laid them down. Michelle did not even attend. Here is the link.

Posted by: Bob A at November 13, 2008 06:10 PM

PS: Thank God I have the 2001 Bush-Cheney Inauguration Ball on tape from C-Span... Laura's killer gown and Bo Derek is seen at the front table too! Texas A&M Aggie escorts had TOUGH duty I saw! We're in for a long four years patriots! The Team TheOdOre women are all 10's!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 14, 2008 09:38 AM