Comments on: Bush years: Defining his presidency http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Singapore Photography http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-338587 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 02:53:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-338587 I work in Singapore as a professional photographer and regularly visit this column. Another good read and insight to Bush. Thanks.

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By: tim c http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337466 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 09:53:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337466 Let’s see if Obama will be as successful as Bush was in keeping America safe. That you President Bush for your service to this country

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By: corporate singapore http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337425 Sat, 24 Jan 2009 01:48:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337425 can’t speak about the man…but nice candid pics!

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By: artwych http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337421 Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:00:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337421 The world stood and applauded loudly – the day he left!!!
You were here eight years too long.

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By: redredwinesofine http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337419 Fri, 23 Jan 2009 07:33:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337419 Seeing these photos is great! I wish we had known more about these sorts of things (eg., GWB dancing on stage or making funny faces – they make him seem so much more human as well as a person who’s okay with being goofy) before President Bush left office!
For some strong reasons, I had decided early on in his 2nd bid for office that I would not be voting Republican for president again. For the first time in my life, I talked about politics: I was so upset about several issues, but I never said things like “He’s a stupid idiot” and really believed it. I know he was well-educated at an ivy-league (i.e. “tough”) university, and I also know that what we, “the public” see is not necessarily what is really going on. In fact, it rarely is.
But the way Bush was treated in the last month or so of his presidency was an embarrassment to me. I felt terrible for him that he would have shoes thrown at him, have people cheer for him because he wasn’t president any more, have newspaper, magazines, internet articles written about him as if he were the absolutely worst president ever. That’s what we say now. But there are many ways to look at his presidency. We haven’t had another terrorist bombing here. (Yes, I know: it’s been “made up for” in Iraq!) WE DON’T REALLY KNOW what Bush helped to improve because not enough time has past. All the economical problems we’re having now can’t be blamed just on Bush. Others … WE … must take responsibility for having contributed to the state of the country.
Mr. Bush, I apologize to you that we haven’t treated you with more gratitude and respect. I do believe that you believed that what you were doing was right, even though most of hte time I would have disagreed with you. You were devoted and I believe you DID try your best. Thank you for your service. God bless you and yours. Namaste.

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By: overeducated http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337414 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:28:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337414 I am proud to see the media acknowledging that retired President Bush was a human. He laughed, thought, cried, tried, and strove through two incredible terms in office. They were incredible because of the lasting events that happened in its years. We may hate, love, or be indifferent to him; but we need to realize that one man is not going to make an entire country happy. Everyone makes mistakes, fumbles words, and makes silly faces.

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By: I HATE LIBERALS!!! http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337404 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:19:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337404 I AGREE WITH YOU SEBASTINE. PRES. BUSH HAS BEEN GREAT FOR THIS COUNTRY. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME IS THAT HE KEPT THE U.S SAFE SINCE SEPT. 11, 2001. HE IS THE MAN. AND IN MY MIND AND I’M SURE MANY OTHERS HE WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE GREAT PRESIDENTS.

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By: Sebastine http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337398 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:11:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337398 President Bush is the Man, sooner or later America will regret not having someone like him as their President. You made the world , not America alone safe for the last eight years. Now we don’t know what’s lie in waiting. I salute you, Mr President enjoy yourself.

Sebastine.

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By: Kaycee http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337389 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:00:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337389 As an amateur photographer, this blog has become a personal favorite of mine.

However, these past four entries about Bush in office have helped me see a different person than how the media wishes to represent him.

Thank you all for these wonderful articles.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/19/bush-years-defining-his-presidency/comment-page-1/#comment-337387 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:10:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12467#comment-337387 Hands down one of the darkest era’s in the history of the United States.

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