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Bush's Last Day In Office  
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Something I started in another forum (elsewhere  Wink ) . . . So, what should he do on his last day? Anyone see that video of him flipping off the camera? Maybe he has another one for the press. A slew of pardons? Who would get them? Maybe a tactical strike against North Korea? They have said recently they have enough plutonium to make a nuke. Imagine handing over the keys to Obama after that. Maybe one last joyride in Air Force One - say London and back. If you were the President, what would you do for your last day in office?

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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2221 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
If you were the President, what would you do for your last day in office?

Run naked through the whole building. No, wait, that would be my first day in office...

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

IF I was President Bush, or just president myself, on my last day I would just hang out in the oval office or just go for a walk through the entire historic building.

First of all, if I was President, I would of investigated the entire building from top to bottom. I think it would be fun.



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Just sit and think and reflect the last 8 years of his presidency. A good quiet session in the Oval Office is always good  Smile

User currently offlineB737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2167 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
Maybe one last joyride in Air Force One

I remember watching a program on Air Force one a while ago and if I'm not mistaken it said that the presidents get one last ride on it just before their term is over. I think they stop being president on it and the plane then changes callsign.

Anyone can confirm whether this true or not?



Lady Guinness is ready to fly...
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6372 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Use that open bar privilege to see how many Guinness I could take down in an hour.

User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2133 times:



Quoting B737200 (Reply 4):
I remember watching a program on Air Force one a while ago and if I'm not mistaken it said that the presidents get one last ride on it just before their term is over. I think they stop being president on it and the plane then changes callsign.

Anyone can confirm whether this true or not?

No...since usually incumbant Presidents are present at the inaguration of their predecessor.

Although what your talking about did happen to Nixon who was flying to California when Ford was sworn in.



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

All for the Oval Office....

Glue the phone's handset to the phone , plastic wrap the toilet bowl, program TV to only receive FOX News or "The Most Dangerous Game-show" (With your host Dick Cheney)

IHAP

Or Take a walk around the grounds and contemplate the past, present and future...



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Put all calls on hold
Play an on-line game of Yahtzee
Have a few drinks
Steal a few pens and pads of paper
Make a paper airplane and provide the engine noises when flying it.
When leaving, place a tack on the chair.

 Wink



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6372 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:



Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 7):
program TV to only receive FOX News

We did something like this to a roommate of mine in college. He was a pretty far-right Republican and so one day I decided it would be fun to block Fox News, pretty much the only station he watched. I think his head about exploded.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Fly out to Area 51 on Air Force One and thank the Aliens for all the help and support.


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User currently offlineB737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2083 times:



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 6):
No...since usually incumbant Presidents are present at the inaguration of their predecessor.

Sorry for the mistake then, I watched this program quite a while ago so I probably just mixed things up, thinking about it though the program did mention Nixon so perhaps I either misunderstood the narrator or my recolection morphed over time to include other presidents.

Thanks for clearing things up.



Lady Guinness is ready to fly...
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21876 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2078 times:



Quoting B737200 (Reply 4):
I remember watching a program on Air Force one a while ago and if I'm not mistaken it said that the presidents get one last ride on it just before their term is over. I think they stop being president on it and the plane then changes callsign.

Anyone can confirm whether this true or not?

He doesn't stop being president on it, since he's there at the inauguration.

Afterwards, however, I do think the airplane will take him back to Texas, though it won't be with the A1 callsign.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2018 times:



Quoting B737200 (Reply 11):
Sorry for the mistake then, I watched this program quite a while ago so I probably just mixed things up, thinking about it though the program did mention Nixon so perhaps I either misunderstood the narrator or my recolection morphed over time to include other presidents.

Thanks for clearing things up.

Thats fine. I know Bush had been on Airforce One just a few days ago...so maybe they do it, just within the last few days.



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

I'd personally want to find out who killed Kennedy.

User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1905 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
They have said recently they have enough plutonium to make a nuke

They already have tested (or tried to) one. The article in "The Guardian" I read indicated they have enough plut for 5 or 6.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1896 times:



Quoting B737200 (Reply 4):
I think they stop being president on it and the plane then changes callsign.

Correct, once the President is out of his office while on AF1, then the callsign changes. In the case of Nixon, the callsign changed in flight from Air Force One to SAM 27000 IIRC.

Quoting B737200 (Reply 4):
Anyone can confirm whether this true or not?

It only happens if the President was not attending the swearing in of the next President. Usually, the incumbent is always present at the inauguration of the new President, as previously mentioned.

On a curious note: I don't know if this even happens, but if the President was to fly on a civil aircraft while still in office, even if that aircraft is from a commercial airline, then apparently the callsign of that aircraft immediately becomes Executive One.


User currently offlineRfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I want to see the pardon list tomorrow morning.

$5 says Scooter Libby is on the list.


User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1825 times:



Quoting B737200 (Reply 4):
I remember watching a program on Air Force one a while ago and if I'm not mistaken it said that the presidents get one last ride on it just before their term is over. I think they stop being president on it and the plane then changes callsign.

Anyone can confirm whether this true or not?

I think you're talking about the Nat. Geo. presentation. They had a scene that talked about Nixon (?) being on Air Force 1 and changing call signs to the A/C reg as the term ended.

BTW, there's less than 12 hrs until Bush's term runs out.



Student - KELN
User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1792 times:



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 6):
No...since usually incumbant Presidents are present at the inaguration of their predecessor.

I think you mean "successor"

Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
Afterwards, however, I do think the airplane will take him back to Texas, though it won't be with the A1 callsign.

Right - the aircraft will fly him and Laura back to Dallas (or maybe Waco) but not using the AF1 call sign, and then return to Andrews where Obama will have it as AF1.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 16):
but if the President was to fly on a civil aircraft while still in office, even if that aircraft is from a commercial airline, then apparently the callsign of that aircraft immediately becomes Executive One.

Only happened once...in 1971 I think....Nixon rode on a United DC-10, IAD-LAX. It was a publicity stunt, to show how he was helping save fuel by riding commerically. The UA flight was changed to "Executive One".


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Probably meet up with all the staff & have a party  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1763 times:
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Quoting Rfields5421 (Reply 17):
I want to see the pardon list tomorrow morning.

$5 says Scooter Libby is on the list.

Do you want to pay us all via cash or check?  Smile

http://www.newsweek.com/id/180448

In a move that has keenly disappointed some of his strongest conservative allies, President Bush has decided not to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his 2007 conviction in the CIA leak case, two White House officials said Monday.



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

It's $5 divided among you all.  Smile

Though I do owe a couple people here.

George continues to surprise me with his relative honesty about pardons in some cases. Not nearly as susceptible to political pressure as his dad.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Maybe he will just think about his years in office and wonder why he is leaving as the most un popular and hated US president in history.

Thats enough.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1704 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Thread starter):
So, what should he do on his last day?

He must make sure everything of his has been all packed and moved out of the White House to make room for his successor and family.

Then he can have a big party on board Air Force One with his family and friends on their way to Texas (I suppose they will be heading to the Crawford Ranch).

Then he will be an ex-POTUS or U.S. President-retired like Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and all the others. I guess he will go lecturing around the world and get paid hefty sums for it.

Now how about Condi Rice? What are her plans I wonder?



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25 Kiqaboy : I think I would: -Try to hit the Red Button with a basketball -Put on bast the hole USA capital. -call Kim Jong Il and tell him that my Nuke missiles
26 Dougloid : Except it'll no longer be Air Force One when Bush is no longer el Presidente.
27 AGC525 : I'd sit at my desk in the Oval Office one last time and gaze out the window and think of my time as president, good and bad.
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