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Memorial Guest Speaker??
Could this Sunday Night's Memorial Service Guest Speaker be President Bush?

I was curious because President Bush was at Virginia Tech's Memorial Service.
02-22-2008 09:50 PM
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zastman Wrote:Could this Sunday Night's Memorial Service Guest Speaker be President Bush?

I was curious because President Bush was at Virginia Tech's Memorial Service.
If I were to guess it would be Obama since he still has an Illinois connection and I think the publicity would serve him well. It will also be shown on the major networks if he goes. Also, if I am not mistaken, Bush is still in Africa(but I could be wrong). Could be Billary or McCain but I can't see her doing it because she really doesn't have time, money or much of a connection with Illinois anymore but the exposure might be worth a trip outside Tx and Oh. If McCain were to do something, he would have done it when he was in Illinois just a few days ago. I can't see him making an extra trip.
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02-22-2008 10:09 PM
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Rumor has it that secret service has been on campus since yesterday setting up posts and locations. Some one big will be at this memorial service.
02-22-2008 10:54 PM
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HuskiesComeOnYouHuskies Wrote:Rumor has it that secret service has been on campus since yesterday setting up posts and locations. Some one big will be at this memorial service.

Its gotta be President Bush
02-22-2008 10:59 PM
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HuskiesComeOnYouHuskies Wrote:Rumor has it that secret service has been on campus since yesterday setting up posts and locations. Some one big will be at this memorial service.

Its gotta be President Bush
Hillary and Obama also have secret service protection.
02-22-2008 11:03 PM
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I had originally heard that President Bush was going to be in Africa for 8 days, but it appears that his trip was the 15th-21st. I think it'd be pretty cool to have the President at the memorial service.

Quote:One year after the announcement that he United States government was going to accelerate the militarization of Africa, President George Bush is embarking on a journey to Africa to coerce African societies to align themselves with the neo-conservative agenda of the present US administration. President George Bush will visit five African countries between February 15 -21.
02-22-2008 11:14 PM
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I heard both the President and Obama will be there.
02-22-2008 11:26 PM
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It looks like it is going to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/...80222.html

Quote:Also want to note that the -- on the Northern Illinois University memorial service, last week the President offered condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic campus shootings at Northern Illinois University. The President has asked Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt to serve as his personal representative at the memorial service at Northern Illinois University. And that occurs on Sunday evening, this Sunday, the 24th.
02-22-2008 11:27 PM
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NIU02 Wrote:It looks like it is going to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/...80222.html

Quote:Also want to note that the -- on the Northern Illinois University memorial service, last week the President offered condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic campus shootings at Northern Illinois University. The President has asked Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt to serve as his personal representative at the memorial service at Northern Illinois University. And that occurs on Sunday evening, this Sunday, the 24th.

That about sums it up.
02-22-2008 11:40 PM
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RE: Memorial Guest Speaker??
I highly doubt any candidates would be permitted to be seen as capitalizing on the tragedy for free media exposure nationwide.

If Obama were to appear so would Blago and Durbin.

If Obama appeared it woud be difficult to omit Illinois native HillaryC and then McCain and Huckebee.

I doubt any of the four from Illinois would have a speaking role.

GOD FORBID but is it safe to scratch Chaney? The jokes to follow regarding guns would be brutal.

Will it be streamed live on internet like the press conferences carried on NBC5 website?
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02-23-2008 12:23 AM
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