The pool report | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The pool report

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 3:25 PM

Because it gives you a feel for Bush political strategy in coming days, we pass along the first pool report on his visit to LR, now concluded. This is written by a member of the press corps and distributed to those not traveling with the president.

Marine One arrived at the airfield at TSTC a little after 10:00 a.m. CDT. He disembarked and waved, with a few aides trailing, including Joe Hagin and Raul Yanes. Wearing a gray suit and yellow tie. Boarded Air Force One and we were off. Wheels up 10:19 a.m.

Dana came back and gaggled for a few minutes. She announced that Bush will meet with Emir of Kuwait at White House on Sept. 5. She also talked a bit about the speech tomorrow at the American Legion in Salt Lake, saying it would be the first in a series of speeches about the war on terror leading up to the president’s address to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 19. She said the president would start trying to put the violence Americans are seeing on their TV screens in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq in a larger context, and that it is all part of a battle between forces of freedom and tyranny. (Asked about Rummy’s comment’s yesterday, she noted that DOD has put out a statement today saying his remarks were mischaracterized.) See transcript to come.

Wheels Down 11:14

Bush was greeted by a small group that included Mike Huckabee and Asa Hutchinson and his wife Susan. (Karl Rove also got off the plane.). Before getting into his limo with Huckabee and Hutchinson, Bush presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Joy Cameron, who organized a meal service program for Katrina evacuees. The motorcade to the fundraiser took about 25 minutes—no signs of protest, but at two schools, there were lots of school children waving and cheering as Bush passed by. The motorcade deposited POTUS at the giant Tudor-style home of former Arkansas basketball star Joe Kleine’s house in a tony gated community in west Little Rock. We are now holding at the neighbor’s house.

Mike Abramowitz

Washington Post

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Open line and Civil War update

    More Confederacy defenders were on hand in Bentonville against imagined threats to a one of hte Confederate statues put up long after the Civil War to spin a narrative about the noble Lost Cause.
    • Aug 20, 2017
  • Three dead in WLR

    Three dead in suspected double murder-suicide in West Little Rock.
    • Aug 20, 2017
  • One dead in shooting at Buffalo National River

    KTHV reports a man was fatally shot Saturday at the Buffalo National River in Searcy County in what is being called an officer-involved shooting. No other details at the moment.
    • Aug 20, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.
  • Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

    Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation