The President Came to Georgia. Did it make news?

The AJC has the story here.  The Savannah Morning News here.  The Brunswick News here.  And finally, WTOC has the videoUPDATE: The New York Times has it here! 

Anyway, any first hand reports?  I would have thought there would have been more fan fare over the President’s visit.  I guess Senator Chambliss was there, I’m not sure.  I know that Senator Isakson and Congressman Kingston were both attending to other obligations. 

8 comments

  1. RJL says:

    Breaking News: President Bush spent over $100,000 today to fly to what was described as a border patrol training facility in Georgia, although most such training is conducted at facilities in South Carolina and Arizona. Only one member of the Georgia Congressional Delegation appeared with the President and that member, Senator Saxby Chambliss, was waivering in his plans to appear with the President up to the moment of the President’s departure.

    Using the Georgia facility as a backdrop, the President asserted that the immigration bill being considered by the Senate was “a good bill.” Senator Saxby noted that he liked “70%” of the bill and more work was needed.

    The President was greeted on arrival by local citizens protesting the war in Iraq.

    Film at 11:00.

  2. steelfist says:

    Jack wasn’t attending to other obligations, he was in Cuba meeting with Castro’s Communist government.

  3. IndyInjun says:

    Jason,

    Bush stole Saxby’s soul a long time ago. When we needed a guard dog against the terrible excesses of this POTUS, he was a lapdog.

    Chambliss still is.

    Bush wasted no time in ridiculing and trashing the GOP base today. He best hope that the Dems don’t try to ship him off to the Hague for war crimes, as he might find he has no friends.

    Carter was 50% right. He and Bush are tied for worst POTUS ever, but then Bush has another year and a half to secure sole possession of first place.

  4. IndyInjun says:

    The really jaw-dropping news this week is that the Augusta Chronicle is now calling for withdrawal from Iraq with a deadline!

    A frost suddenly appeared at Saddam’s feet.

  5. Overincorporated Fulton says:

    I love this. Three years ago the Republican members of Georgia’s delegation would have clawed each other’s eyeballs out to appear with the President. Now they stand to benefit more politically from meeting with Fidel Castro than with George Bush. Ha!

  6. Adam Smith says:

    see, that is why you have to double check everything the media says.

    Bush came to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center FLETC (abbreviation pronounced Fleet-C). It does a hell of alot more than being “a Georgia training facility for Border Patrol agents” However, the AJC and most newspapers just won’t take the time to get it right.

    from the FLETC.org website…

    The FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization over 80 Federal agencies.

    The Center also provides services to state, local, and international law enforcement agencies.

    The Center is headquartered at Glynco, GA, near the port city of Brunswick, halfway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. In addition to Glynco, the FLETC operates two other residential training sites in Artesia, NM, and Charleston, SC. The FLETC also operates an in-service re-qualification training facility in Cheltenham, MD, for use by agencies with large concentrations of personnel in the Washington, D.C., area. The FLETC has oversight and program management responsibility for the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana, and supports training at other ILEAs in Hungary and Thailand.

    Flagship basic training programs

    * Criminal Investigator Training Program – for special agents from 50+ agencies
    * Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) for uniformed officers
    * Land Management Police Training (LMPT) for land management agencies

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    * Cyber Terrorism Training, such as Internet Forensics and Investigations; Financial Forensics, and International Banking and Money Laundering Training
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    * Plus over 150 other FLETC and agency-specific basic and advanced programs taught.

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