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This Week In Pool Reports

FLOTUS confirms that 2008 is more than just a year filled with a presidential race. It will also be the year of a presidential wedding. Adorable.

  • “Bush proceeded to private meetings with a total of 14 wounded Iraq veterans, in the process awarding four Purple Hearts, according to White House aide Stuart Siciliano. Afterward, Bush appeared before the mikes along with Rear Admiral Richard Jeffries, commander of the medical center, sounding somewhat somber and taking no questions. However, on his way from the mikes to his limo for the 15 second ride back to the helicopter, Bush chuckled when asked, ‘What was the vice president doing in his office this morning?’ Departure was without incident.” — Keith Koffler, CongressDaily

  • “Motorcade to and from Energy Department uneventful, with exception of large fire truck greeting us as we emerged from Southeast section of White House. Bush arrived at event on time — no obvious changes because of the fire.” — Koffler

  • “The Little Sisters offer nursing care for 75 residents, who are poor, and assisted living for 24 others. The president and his wife started their visit by donating a few books to Mary Ann Lucey, a volunteer librarian at the home’s Book Nook, a small one-room library. Then they entered the well-lit caf=E9 adorned with a Christmas tree and many wreaths. They greeted residents, many of whom are in wheelchairs. President Bush would lean down and say Merry Christmas or How are you doing? One man asked the first lady: When are we going to have a wedding? referring to her daughter Jenna, who is engaged. Laura Bush responded: ‘We are going to have a wedding some time this year.’” — Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune

  • “A staffer handed President Bush a tray. He took it and said, ‘Anybody want some Christmas cookies from the White House?’ He didn’t know that the Sisters had already handed out the cookies shaped
    like Christmas trees and the president=92s dogs Barney and Beazley. The residents weren’t very interested in seconds.” — Canham

  • President Bush spoke to about 100 members of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Stafford Rotary Club at Yak-A Doo’s, a typical fern bar/restaurant in a Holiday Inn in Fredericksburg. Small, polite crowd of about 100 in attendance; no applause breaks at specific lines during the speech, but a few laughs. He talked about the economy — ‘pretty good’ despite some ‘storm clouds’ — and the spending bill — he said that it appeared the House had come up with a ‘reasonable’ plan.” — Sean Mussenden, Media General

  • “It’s gray, drizzling and cool – a perfect morning to go bike riding. That’s what President Bush did, leaving the White House at 7:40 a.m. and arriving at Virginia’s Ft. Belvoir at 8:02 a.m. Your pool witnessed none of the biking but we did hear a good holiday CD and had some nice hot drinks at the base Starbucks.” — Bill Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers

  • “Brief, uneventful motorcade to the State Department, where the president and first lady reportedly attended a holiday reception for the diplomatic corps. It couldn’t have been much of a party, though — they only stayed about 20 minutes. Pool held in vans, then quick motorcade back to the White House. FLOTUS spotted wearing her chic red suit, POTUS unseen.” — Julie Mason, Houston Chronicle

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    This Week In Pool Reports

    Ummm… does Martin Sieff have a crush on Condi, or is it just us?

  • “President Bush and Salvadoran President Antonio Saca wore dark suits andblue ties as they made statements to the press pool in the Oval Office, although they took no questions. Mr. Bush, who also wore black cowboy boots, glanced occasionally at some Sharpie scrawlings on the back of a white cardon an end table. He seemed in high spirits. The fireplace behind the two leaders was festooned with pine roping, gold ornaments and pine cones the size of footballs. Elsewhere in the Oval, a Christmas tree was decorated with elaborately frosted cookies shaped like squirrels, bears and moose. In the shadow of the tree sat Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Press Secretary Dana Perino stood behind the president’s desk.” — Bill Sammon, Washington Examiner

  • “A radiant and beaming secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hosted the dinner, attended by a galaxy of Middle East diplomats, notables, and American experts.” — Martin Sieff, UPI

  • “Dana Perino took time away from her turkey to brief a few lucky poolersabout President Bush’s Thanksgiving plans. The President telephoned 12 U.S. servicemen and women from Camp David towish ‘happy thanks’ to them and their families, Perino said, telling them ‘how proud he is of them.’ She said he asked for God’s blessing on the
    members of the military he called. Bush is spending the holiday with the First Lady, Barbara and Jenna, who celebrated a birthday this weekend, and Sec. Rice, plus Henry Hager and members of his family. ‘It’s a great sacrifice to be away from your children and if it wasn’t anoble cause he would not ask them to do it,’ she said. ‘He knows that it’s
    tough work but it’s necessary work and he is proud of them.’ She said Bush told them: ‘When you tell your parents you’ve been talkingwith the president, half of them will think you’re fibbing, but you can tell them its true.’” — Geoff Earle, New York Post

  • “The motorcade snaked along Main Street, past gawkers and a furniture store with a sign out front that said, ‘Welcome President Bush — 10% Off Sale Today.’ Alas, bargain-hunter that he is, POTUS did not stop to peruse the credenzas.” — Peter Baker, The Washington Post