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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:04 PM
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Bush Seeks to Rally Republicans Behind Goals
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 04:06 PM by leftchick
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=578&e=...

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One of Bush's chief objectives during a Republican retreat at a mountain resort was to convince members of Congress that establishing private retirement accounts was essential for fixing Social Security, despite political risks and an estimated $2 trillion transition costs.


Overhauling Social Security, the legal system and immigration laws will be major elements of Bush's State of the Union speech on Wednesday night, an address expected to offer more details on his second-term plans than his lofty Jan. 20 inaugural address.


"I look forward to talking to the country about the need to address big reforms like Social Security," Bush said in brief public remarks to the gathering before answering members' questions in private.


Bush cut short his speech to allow more time for questions, a White House official said.



President George W. Bush (news - web sites) speaks to Republican lawmakers at the 2005 'Congress of Tomorrow' luncheon in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, January 28, 2005. Bush used brief remarks to Republican lawmakers to preview next week's state of the union address. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

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Semi_subversive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:13 PM
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1. Probably cut the speech short
because he couldn't keep his lies straight with that guy looking over his shoulder.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:33 PM
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2. That's fine, just do it out of your own money.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:38 PM
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3. "a Republican retreat "
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 04:40 PM by cosmicdot
the corporate american mindset thing ...

... kick-off a new year off-site retreat for the corporate 'haves'/elite ...

wonder if they were at The Greenbrier



maybe he "cut short his speech" realizing he was preaching to the choir ... making more good ol'boy time for cognac and cigars ...


hope no tax money was spent on this
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:47 PM
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5. "Hope no tax money was spent on this"
Hahahahahahaha
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:42 PM
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4. hooboy my eyes must be worse than I thought...
I read that headline as:

"Bush Seeks to Rally Republicans Behind Goats"

...and wasn't at all surprised!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:49 PM
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6. Would that be "My Pet Goat(s)"?
Actually I think it's "The Pet Goat(s)" but you get the idea.
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:23 PM
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7. Or maybe the horned god?
Whose name must not be spoken?
:evilgrin:
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