Well, I guess that’s it.
Here’s a quick recap of Pres. Bush’s visit to Oklahoma City.
– The President stepped onto the tarmac at Tinker Air Force Base about 9:15 a.m. He spoke briefly about volunteerism and praised three Oklahoma volunteers: Karen Stark, founder of The Hugs Project; Oklahoma County sheriff’s Capt. Joe Castleberry and Maj. Dan Rooney.
– After leaving the air base, Pres. Bush participated in a round-table discussion with small business leaders at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center.
– From there, the President went to a fundraising event at the home of local businessman John Cresap. Guests paid up to $25,000 each to attend lunch with Pres. Bush. Proceeds go toward Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign.
– While here, Bush was greeted by protesters and well-wishers, from all appearances more of the latter than the former. A large crowd gathered at Tinker to see him off.
– Bush is due in Florida sometime tonight.
There you have it.
Contributors to today’s blog were, in no particular order, business writer Jim Stafford, photographers Jim Beckel and Paul Hellstern, staff writers Bryan Dean and Johnny Johnson and capitol reporter Michael McNutt. I’m Ken Raymond.
Thanks for reading.