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Bush pays surprise visit to Stanford

Original post made on May 12, 2014

Former U.S. President George W. Bush paid a little-noticed visit to Stanford University last week. About 30 students were invited to a session, but were not told they were meeting Bush until the 43rd president walked into the room.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 12, 2014, 7:19 AM

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Posted by Cat Mom Leonorilda, a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Very sad that Stanford would spend big bucks to invite Bush II (who was responsible for so much death and destruction on false premises) to campus and not designate the money where it could go to good use to help others way, way less fortunate than Bush II or negatively impacted by the very policies he espoused and his genuine disinterest in the welfare of people all over the world. Sad, indeed.

Posted by Mama, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

What makes you think big bucks were spent? Those big bucks are being spent every time we have to pay for another one of our president's fund-raising swings through Silicon Valley [portion removed.]

Posted by Fox news: scandal!, a resident of Green Acres
on May 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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Posted by Fox news: scandal!, a resident of Green Acres
on May 12, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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Posted by Curious, a resident of Mountain View
on May 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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Posted by Lugher, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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Posted by MIdtown Resident, a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Midtown Resident,
With all the nasty comments like in the responses above, no wonder the visit was unannounced. It is a shame a little more prepared audience, and less biased, could not ask some good questions. For example, with regard to racial profiling, how is it that President Bush was so much more active in opposition than President Obama? Is it true that a white president is allowed to deal with racial profiling, but an African American President is not? George Bush instituted a nation-wide policy of Police Agencies keeping track of their stops by racial groups. President Obama got burned just for quoting the results of this data. Is this topic too hot to handle? And where does Condoleezza Rice weigh in on this? Maybe next time the local press could be invited.

Posted by food for thought, a resident of another community
on May 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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Posted by Becky Stillwell, a resident of another community
on May 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Becky Stillwell is a registered user.

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Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith, a resident of Green Acres
on May 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Alice Schaffer Smith is a registered user.

Harry Belafonte was on campus last week and spoke about the rise of the fourth Reich funded by the Koch Brothers and there was no publicity. It was open to the public and standing room only. Bush comes and it is private, Condoleezza Rice as the hostess proselytizing students. Let's hope Cheney isn't one they are trying to suborn.

Posted by editingwhiz, a resident of Portola Valley
on May 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm

editingwhiz is a registered user.

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