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At a fundraiser last week in Houston, President George W. Bush opined on the reason behind America's economic troubles:
Wall Street got drunk, it got drunk...it's one of the reasons I asked you to turn off your TV cameras. It got drunk and now it's got a hangover. The question is how long will it sober up, and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments.
Complete story and video are over here.
Vintage humor: Watch President Bush bust a move a few months ago.
In an interview with Newsweek, Richard Land, a leading evangelical who serves as president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said that evangelicals will support a third party candidate if Rudy Giuliani is the Republican presidential nominee. After putting George W. Bush in office twice, the Christian right refuses to support any candidate whose anticipated policies could diminish their power and influence in the Republican Party. Land had this to say about the matter, "... I have been in too many discussions over the last 15 years where evangelical leaders have said, 'The one thing we will never allow to happen is for the Republican Party to take us for granted the way the Democratic Party too often takes the African-American community for granted.'"
Rep. Jo Ann Davis poses with the American Cancer Society Action Network.
Polichicks, we have lost one of our own.
U.S. Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) died Saturday morning after battling breast cancer. She became Virginia's first Republican woman elected to Congress in 2000, and she served on the House Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
President Bush said in a statement, "Her determination to fight the disease is an inspiration to all of us."
"Today the president showed the nation his true priorities: $700 billion for a war in Iraq, but no health care for low-income kids; $50 billion in subsidies for huge oil companies; but no health care for low-income kids; $8 billion lost to waste, fraud, abuse, and no-bid contracts in Iraq, but no health care for low-income kids," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.
"Millions of American children and their families won't forget that they are on the bottom of the president's priority list," Emanuel said.
Hillary Clinton just scored an endorsement from rapper 50 Cent (ne Curtis James Jackson). "I'd like to see Hillary Clinton be president," MTV News reports 50 told Rap-Up Magazine. "It would be nice to see a woman be the actual president and ... this is a way for us to have Bill Clinton be president again, and he did a great job during his term."
50, who shares a birthday with George W. Bush, also revealed his opinion of the president. "[Bush] has less compassion than a regular human being," he said. Seems Fiddy also thinks G-Dub is a punk. "Me and George Bush are so different. ... I actually go to war, when I go to war. Bush just sends [people] to war."
White House press secretary, Tony Snow, said yesterday that he will leave the Bush administration soon because he can't afford to live on his salary. "I will not be able to make it to the end of this administration, just financially," he said. Snow earns $168,000 per year, making him the kind of poor most Americans wish they could be.
Formerly a conservative political commentator and talk-show host on Fox News Radio, Snow was appointed press secretary in April 2006. A cancer survivor, he announced the recurrence of his colon cancer in March and completed his last chemotherapy treatment yesterday, but he did not cite health as a reason for his departure. Snow is 52 and has 3 kids.
Love a good wedding! Something old, something new, something borrowed, something
blue... uh red?
Jenna Bush, 25, and Henry Hager, 29, got engaged yesterday in Maine. The White House released the following statement:
"President and Mrs. George W. Bush are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Bush, to Mr. Henry Hager, son of the Honorable and Mrs. John H. Hager of Richmond, Virginia. Miss Bush and Mr. Hager became engaged Wednesday, August 15, 2007."