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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-05 05:55 PM
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12. Bush Pledges to Keep Close Eye on Rita (jr is in "management mode")

well, i suspect there are still plenty who like to get their pic taken with the commander in chief!! ;_ylt=Atrn2oNGAyRcF0WpaJb.FmmMwfIE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3OXIzMDMzBHNlYwM3MDM-
Bush Pledges to Keep Close Eye on Rita

By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 37 minutes ago

President Bush switched to hurricane management mode on Friday, pledging at his administration's disaster headquarters to keep a close eye on the federal response to Rita.

Bush had planned to go to San Antonio but dropped that visit because search and rescue teams there were being relocated as the huge storm shifted course, the White House said. Bush still was going to Colorado to monitor Rita's progress from the U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs. The facility was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as the military's homeland security command center.

Bush was trying to walk a line between helping in a crisis and being seen as interfering. "There will be no risk of me getting in the way, I promise you," the president said.......
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