September 1st, 2008
08:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Bush may address RNC via satellite Tuesday

Bush may address the convention via satellite Tuesday.

Bush may address the convention via satellite Tuesday.

(CNN) - President Bush may still address the Republican National Convention via satellite from Washington Tuesday evening, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Perino said the White House is still awaiting world from the Republican National Committee about scheduling possibilities.

"We're waiting to hear what the convention decides on scheduling, so we haven't made any definitive plans yet," she said.

"We're not planning to travel tomorrow," she added.

soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Northwest Washington

    I can hardly wait to hear him speak. He should have an opportunity to detail all of his accomplishments over the past 8 years. This should take 20 to 30 seconds and the convention can move on.

    September 1, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  2. JDOD

    SO What! Who cares!

    September 1, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  3. Dale Ward

    Who cares he is a loser and a lier,he thinks people are so stupid to think he really cares about the poor people in this hurricane No redemption,missed his chance with Katrina.

    September 1, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  4. MK

    Who cares? He should send his flunky Rove to testifly before even I would listen to that!

    September 1, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. Dori in AZ

    Oh, Earl! You're right on! Compared to McCain and Palin, Bush and Cheney are looking good!!!!

    September 1, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. Tex Ann

    I figure the real reason Bush & Cheney bowed out of speaking at the convention was that they were afraid they would get booed right off the podium. I think the majority of Republicans are as fed up and sick of both of them as the rest of the country is. They just saw the hurricane as an "excuse" to not go to the convention.

    September 1, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  7. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    McCain now Bush are running away from doing a speech via satellite to avoid Americans seeing how unintelligent they are without reading every single word. These two guys didn't do too well in first grade because they were able to hide behind being bullies. Ignorance is bliss.

    September 1, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  8. Donald, Woodinville, WA

    So what.

    September 1, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  9. Dawn in MN

    Will he be wearing his republican hat or his American hat?
    He is so pathetic. He has ruined our country's standing in the world. He has ruined the well-being of millions of Americans and lined the pockets of cronies. The republicans are really glad he didn't appear in person – especially McBush. I can't wait for his term to be over and for President Obama to give our beloved country a refreshing change and a path to greatness once again.

    September 1, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  10. Peter, MI

    John McCain – you can run but you cannot hide from Bush

    September 1, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  11. Texico From Mexico


    September 1, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  12. Nana

    oh who cares!

    September 1, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  13. Clarity through Accoutability

    Guantanamo Bay Real Estate Soars as New and Only inhabitant GW. is sentenced to spend the rest of his life there.

    Citizens, Nations of the World praise US for having the courage to live up to Destiny, restore rule of law.

    "the truth shall set you free"

    September 1, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  14. Voting for Obama

    Bush is a JOKE and so are the sorry republicans

    September 1, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  15. Tom

    Yipee! Mission accomplished via satellite at the RNC.

    September 1, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  16. Bob Stephens

    I bet the RNC hopes that the satellite will explode, just prior to Bush's scheduled address..... The less they have Bush around, that better the chance of McCain losing in a gigantic landslide...

    September 1, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. Donald, Canton NC

    Spare us!!!!

    Don't waste prime time TV on this irrelevant criminal!!

    It'll be nice Cheney is out of the country, but at what expense? Instigating more problems with Russia?

    How about Bush responding to Russia's charge that we supplied Georgia with weapons??????

    Maybe Bush should be giving a satellite interview for a new job, something more on his level - RETIRED from public life.

    September 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. Independent99999

    As if anybody is dying to hear to his speech?.
    Does he ever articulated what a speech should be like?
    Hope he learned from Obama's speeches

    September 1, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  19. Valerie - Raleigh

    The delegates at the Republican convention may still support George Bush but the majority of the American electorate does not. Bush appearing at the convention with John McCane would, in no way, enhances his chances of an election victory in November. John McCane was, at one time, a good and decent man who I held in high regard but, since entering this campaign, he is just another far-right politican whose embraces the policies of the Republican Party that are no longer relevant in our country. I see McCane as the past and Obama as the future.

    September 1, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  20. Independent in New Mexico

    Another excellent reason NOT to turn on the TV.....

    September 1, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  21. John, WV

    That's because he and McCain are so much alike, you would not be able to tell them apart if they hit the stage together in person.

    September 1, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    That would be good Mr. President as leader of the free world. You are entitled!

    September 1, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  23. bridgette

    Are people waiting with baited breath for this? Because if they are they need to be examined.

    September 1, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. tigerakabj

    I concur with Earl and Dori.

    I thought McCain would be just like Bush, but I was wrong. He is worse. And so is his VP pick. I wonder what else will come out about Palin in the next couple of days?

    September 1, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  25. LarryJ

    How convenient – for both McCain and Bush.
    That way McCain still avoids having to hug and stand should to shoulder with his icon, the great role model of the Replublican party.

    But I hope it really does happen, at least. I can't wait to hear the wisdom star dust sprinkling out of Bush...

    September 1, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
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