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Bush: Turns 60 today. Birthday dinner tonight in Chicago with Mayor Daley. Packed day in Chicago, Aurora on Friday.

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Aging Baby Boomer (that's a lot of us) President Bush turns 60 today.

He's packed a lot into today: meeting with the Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada before flying to Chicago where he will spend the night after a birthday dinner with Mayor Daley and ``opinion leaders.''

On Friday, Bush, who usually just touches down in the area for one event, headlines a funder for GOP candidate for governor Judy Baar Topinka gives a speech at the Museum of Science and Industry and heads to Aurora in Rep. Judy Biggert's (R-IL.) district to give a speech bolstering the ``America Competitiveness Agenda'' unveiled in his State of the Union address.



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JULY 6, 2006

This morning, President Bush will participate in a photo opportunity with the 2006 March of Dimes National Ambassador. The President will then meet with Prime Minister Harper of Canada, followed by a joint press availability with the two leaders.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with the United States Ambassador to Iraq. In the evening, he will attend dinner with the Mayor of Chicago.

10:15 am:
EDT THE PRESIDENT participates in a Photo Opportunity with the 2006 March of Dimes National Ambassador
The White House | Washington, DC

10:40 am:
EDT THE PRESIDENT participates in a Meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada
The White House | Washington, DC

11:45 am:
EDT THE PRESIDENT participates in a Joint Press Availability with the Prime Minister of Canada
The White House | Washington, DC

1:25 pm:
EDT THE PRESIDENT meets with the United States Ambassador to Iraq
The White House | Washington, DC

7:00 pm:
CDT THE PRESIDENT attends Dinner with the Mayor of Chicago and Opinion Leaders
TBA Location | Chicago, Illinois
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10:15 am THE PRESIDENT participates in a Photo Opportunity with the 2006 March of Dimes National Ambassador

Oval Office, The White House

STILLS AT TOP

10:40 am THE PRESIDENT participates in a Meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada

Oval Office, The White House

STILLS AT TOP

11:45 am THE PRESIDENT participates in a Joint Press Availability with the Prime Minister of Canada

East Room, The White House

OPEN PRESS

(Pre-set: 10:55 am, final 11:25 am)

1:25 pm THE PRESIDENT meets with the United States Ambassador to Iraq

Oval Office, The White House

POOL AT BOTTOM


7:00 pm THE PRESIDENT attends Dinner with the Mayor of Chicago

CDT and Opinion Leaders

TBA Location | Chicago, Illinois

POOL AT BOTTOM

RON: Chicago, Illinois

# # #

Thursday, July 6, 2006 | Friday, July 7, 2006

Thursday, July 6

10:15 am THE PRESIDENT participates in a Photo Opportunity with the 2006

EDT March of Dimes National Ambassador

Oval Office, The White House

STILLS AT TOP

10:40 am THE PRESIDENT participates in a Meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada

Oval Office, The White House

STILLS AT TOP

11:45 am THE PRESIDENT participates in a Joint Press Availability with the Prime Minister of Canada

East Room, The White House

OPEN PRESS

1:25 pm THE PRESIDENT meets with the United States Ambassador to Iraq

Oval Office, The White House

POOL AT BOTTOM

5:25 pm THE PRESIDENT departs The White House via Marine One

South Lawn, The White House

OPEN PRESS

7:00 pm THE PRESIDENT attends Dinner with the Mayor of Chicago

CDT and Opinion Leaders

TBA Location | Chicago, Illinois

POOL AT BOTTOM

RON: Chicago, Illinois

Friday, July 7

8:30 am THE PRESIDENT attends Breakfast with Business Leaders

TBA Location | Chicago, Illinois

POOL COVERAGE

10:00 am THE PRESIDENT makes Remarks at the Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Illinois

OPEN PRESS

12:15 pm THE PRESIDENT attends Citizens for Judy Baar Topinka Lunch

The Drake Hotel | Chicago, Illinois

POOL FOR CAMERAS; OPEN FOR CORRESPONDENTS

2:00 pm THE PRESIDENT participates in a Tour of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation | Aurora, Illinois

POOL COVERAGE

2:25 pm THE PRESIDENT makes a Statement on the American Competitiveness Initiative

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation | Aurora, Illinois

POOL COVERAGE

RON: Washington, DC

# # #



5 Comments

Twenty-five other Americans born July 6, 1946 served and died in the Vietnam War and will forever remain dead at 19, 20, 21 ,22 , 23, 24, and 25 years of age.

Justin Marshall Lynch, Hezekiah George
Guadalupe B L Garibay, Brian Francis Gibbons
Lawrence Raymond Hagedorn, John Michael Henderson
Donald James Sheehy, Vins Ronald Hooper
John Patrick Collopy, Henry Robert Hocknell, Jr
Norman Ellsworth Fine, Jr, Robert Lee Stanek
Ronald Michael Obenour, Terry Lee Baxter
John Arleigh Nixon, William Henry Boswell
Samuel Reyna, John Joseph Cimorelli, Jr
William Henry White, William Joseph Oskilanec
Thomas Michael Casey, Jr, Lawrence Raspberry
George Joseph Fuerst, Nicholas Allen Berger
Raymon Horace James, Jr

Four of these men were married. Five men have junior attached to their namesbecause their parents had such great hope for their sons that they were named after their fathers. Likewise, George Bush was named after his father.

These soldiers parents will not celebrate with cake and ice cream, they will mourn and cry for their son who didn’t or couldn’t get a deferment from war or a slot in the National Guard. Bush was sheltered from combat by ‘attending college’ and by being inserted into the Texas National Guard. Of the 58,178 Americans who died in the Vietnam War, 97 (0.17%) were Guardsmen. Simply put, if you were in the Guard, you were safe from the horror of combat.

Now Bush of all people is known as the ‘war president’ and sends young men to kill and die. His was pro Vietnam and Iraq wars, but neither he nor his children will go and fight. Appropriately enough his college dropout personal aide, Blake Gottesman, carries on the tradition of ‘fortunate son’ by bypassing the standard Harvard Business School entrance requirements. Does his dating George‘s daughter Jenna qualify him to bypass the entrance requirements? Why doesn’t he join a combat infantry unit? Is Gottesman as unpatriotic as Bush?

Golda Meir said “...there is no difference between killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.��?

While I do not like or trust Bush I will say happy birthday Mr. President

Hey Greg what about Bill Clinton ,didnt he write notes about hating this country when he was at oford wearing commie red? Bush was like any other privilidged kid,"He was a senator's son(like the song goes)" Dont just use Bush as an expample every President uses our troops in harms way, Atleast he was in the Service, was ALGORE? His daddy saved him. I served ,I was drafted had friends on who never made it back. Didnt want to go ,but went. So for you to use one example makes you a hypocrite in my opinion. Happy birthday "W".

Paul, Gore *was* in the army, even though his father was against Vietnam, and served as a field reporter in country for five months.

Wow, field reporter where does he get his congressional medal of honor? I love liberals they will use the military on when it is convienent for them. I cant stand John Kerry (and niether could the guys he served with) ,but he served, Bush was a reservist airman ,he served. ALGORE was a reporter in the army, I guess you could say he served. But Bill Clinton wrote notes about hating his country to his draft board, you liberals say anything about that coward, no. He sent our boys into Somalia and cut and ran (which made Bin Laden get brave), Clinton could have had Bin Laden on a silver platter from the Sudan and he admitted it! He only shot cruise missiles Obama ,I mean Osama and missed and made him braver. So you liberals dont tell me anything about Bush and the military,his father was highly decorated in WW2 and never used that in 1992 election. Bobby Dole was mortally wounded in WW2 , he never used it in 96' against a coward. So you liberals keep cyring about Bush.Sheep....baaaaaaa.

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