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Josefine 11-17-2003 09:51 AM

State Visit from the President of the United States: November 18-21, 2003
starts tomorrow

sara1981 11-17-2003 10:38 AM

gets pictures ready! for US president and Lady Laura Bush to state visit for 3 days til friday.

Sara Boyce

Dennism 11-17-2003 04:25 PM

There is a little speech in Love Actually that Hugh Grant, as prime minister, says about the Anglo-American relationship that I would love to hear from Tony Blair. But I doubt he will say it. As George Herbert Walker Bush once said, "Not gonna do it".

hrhcp 11-17-2003 04:34 PM

I heard President Bush on radio yesterday. First time he sounded nervous.

barbara_41172 11-17-2003 08:29 PM

The State Visit seems to be getting a lot of press already. Interesting isn't it that the 2 State Visits to Britain this year are from Russia and USA? The Cold War days are truly over LOL.

sara1981 11-17-2003 09:24 PM

better watch out! for gunman like JFK SR who shot in 40 year ago please guard president i watch news about London police will watch for gunman they wont shot president you know that.

Sara Boyce

hrhcp 11-17-2003 09:28 PM

strange how that only happens on home turf.

A.C.C. 11-17-2003 09:43 PM

Is Bush arriving Tuesday morning, afternoon, or night? I have heard conflicting reports.

Cherry_Jubilee_Alibi 11-17-2003 09:59 PM


Dennism 11-17-2003 10:59 PM

Late Tuesday night British time is the is th time of arrival.

Josefine 11-18-2003 02:08 AM

Bush will stay at Buckingham palace
His security team asked that Buckingham palace should be reconstructed in same areas
They got a no
Did they really think that they would be allowed to make some new construction on the palace…

Dennism 11-18-2003 10:22 AM

They have that big gate!! But the Mews area along the road there would be easier to jump over but then again everybody would see you. Not to encourage a crime or anything...No, I prefer debate. Unfortunately, Bush doesn't like debates.

Anyway, 19 million pounds for all of this!

hrhcp 11-18-2003 10:42 AM

Bush's team also asked if two helicopter's could hover over BP for the duration of the stay. QE2 nixed that ... wanted her beauty sleep.

Heard on CBC this morning, that indeed it is the first state visit where the invitation has beeb issued by the Queen since 1918.

The Watcher 11-18-2003 11:09 AM


Bush's team also asked if two helicopter's could hover over BP for the duration of the stay. QE2 nixed that ... wanted her beauty sleep.
She is right... If I was the Queen, I would not even invite Bush, he even bring his own cooks :woot: ....terrible :shock:

hrhcp 11-18-2003 11:18 AM


Tuesday 18 November -
Arrives and receives private welcome at Buckingham Palace.

Wednesday 19 November - Meets Michael Howard and Charles Kennedy, gives speech on transatlantic alliance and meets UK families of 11 Sept victims before attending royal banquet with Queen.

Thursday 20 November - Meets British soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, holds meetings with Tony Blair at Downing Street and hosts dinner at US Ambassador's residence.

Friday 21 November - Travels to Tony Blair's Sedgefield constituency to meet members of the public before returning to Washington.

I get the impression Bush left at 8.00 this morning EST and will arrive in the UK at 1.00 pm EST, and take a helicopter to BP.

Dennism 11-18-2003 12:16 PM

O, Goody. Charles Kennedy should give him an earful. Too bad George Galloway won't be meeting Bush!

" I would not even invite Bush, he even bring his own cooks"

This is hilarious because the presiden'ts diet, while surely good for a man in really good shape, is hardly one that would require a cook of any repute. I mean even at these expensive fundraisers they serve stuff like beans and hamburgers. Yes, this is the first visit by a president that is a state visit. The last one was around Christmastime 1918 when President Wilson visited to reassure the British government that his League of Nations idea was good. Too bad the Congress disagreed.

Dennism 11-18-2003 12:20 PM

Arrival time is to be 2:25 EST at the airport.

Britters 11-18-2003 12:27 PM

Where are people getting the information that President Bush is bringing his own cooks? It seems silly, but if it's true, maybe there is a reason as to why, such as special dietary needs. But if he is attending a Royal gala, and seeing to the speeches and meetings the above itenerary claims then he won't even be around for meals, where his own cooks might be available to "whip" something up.
THerefore through simple deduction, the added expences of cooks for this visit are unneeded, and the reports are most likely unfounded.

hrhcp 11-18-2003 02:01 PM

he has to bring his own cooks.

all those funny dishes the Brits have .... can't have dem locals whippin' sumting up dat's bad for da castiron stumach. :innocent:

Dennism 11-18-2003 02:08 PM

You're probably right. We do know that in recent years he has become a teetotaler but everybody knows that and you don't need a cook anyway for that. That being said there are probably special dietary needs for all presidents. Well, maybe not. They try to keep them in good enough shape as it is. And Bush is in quite good shape. so I'm sure he watches what he eats. Now if Dick Cheney was visiting then I'd imagine that diet would be a big concern. Ha! Ha! Ha!

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