Bush-Obama Summit

The current President and the President-elect met yesterday at the White House, the meeting lasted approximately 2 hours according to this story, “Bush, Obama Meet At White House”.

Here is a shot from the happy occasion,

GARY FABIANO/Bloomberg News

I’m sure the 2 were very cordial though I would have loved to see what would have happened if Pres. Bush had kicked it up a notch and gone diplomatic (below) on the President-elect.

Dana Perino Zinger Brings Back Memories

My high school geometry teacher was a tough, intimidating lady. If memory serves me correct, she might have had a PhD, so combining the knowledge that such a degree confers and her icy stare not to mention the woman’s grand old dame-like demeanor, the description is apt.

She had no tolerance for tomfoolery especially when one of her prized students decided to use a discarded cupcake holder as a yarmulka. It was said that the dear woman “smoked” people when one of us got out of line with an illogical (proofs anyone?) line of questioning.

After such a thing occurred, some in the class would start sniffing the air as if something were burning, presumably it was the illogical student’s hide.

Though reticent to get too much into politics here at Lastrow, the following story reminded me of my geometry teacher,
“Obama Takes Issue With Bush Foreign Policy Speech”

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Nancy Pelosi Prays for President Bush

I think everyone pretty much understands that current House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and President Bush aren’t the best of friends. For starters they are in different political parties and their ideologies seem to diametrically opposed.

Regardless of what one thinks of Pelosi’s ideology and/or voting record she must be commended for what she does for the President.


According to this story, “Pelosi prays “all the time” for Bush to change policies.”

A sample,

“First of all, I pray for President Bush all the time, and I pray especially hard that he would sign the children’s health bill because it’s so important for America’s children,” she said on Fox News Sunday. “I pray that he makes the right decisions for the American people.”

Perhaps Madame Speaker has read the Apostle Paul’s words to Timothy,

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

Whether she prays for President Bush with sincerity is another question and one I’m afraid God is the only One capable of answering, but her actions remind all of us to pray for our leaders, whether or not we agree with their agendas.

What a great reminder for all us to pray for our Nation’s leaders regardless of their or our political leanings.