President George W. Bush listens as Steve Preston, the President's nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, makes remarks during the announcement Friday, April 18, 2008, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Acknowledging the President's nomination, Mr. Preston said, "As we help people pursue the American Dream, we need to have a market to operate fairly and effectively for all Americans. And our solutions must restore confidence in our markets, while not erecting barriers to future entrepreneurs, investors and home buyers." White House photo by Shealah Craighead
President Bush on Wednesday said, "Dr. DeBakey has an impressive resume, but his truest legacy is not inscribed on a medal or etched into stone. It is written on the human heart. His legacy is the unlost hours with family and friends who are still with us because of his healing touch. His legacy is grandparents who lived to see their grandchildren. His legacy is holding the fragile and sacred gift of human life in his hands -- and returning it unbroken."
President Bush on Tuesday said, "So there are some hurdles, but this city has come a long way -- to the point where I felt very comfortable hosting the international conference with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada. And I will tell you that not only did the leaders feel welcomed in New Orleans and feel comfortable in New Orleans and feel relaxed in New Orleans, but so did the delegations they brought with them. New Orleans is a great city to host a meeting or host a convention; they know what they're doing down here. The city is recovered, it's on its feet and it's bouncing back and it is an honor to be back here."
In his 2007 State of the Union Address, President Bush addressed the major issues facing our nation and discussed opportunities for both parties to work together to accomplish big objectives for the American people. The President unveiled a positive, comprehensive agenda that will improve the daily lives of the American people and explain how our actions in the world will make our Nation safer and more secure. The President believes we can find practical ways to advance the American Dream and keep our Nation safe without either party compromising its principles.