Welcome to Ask the White House!
September 10, 2004
Harriet Miers (White House SUPERMOD!!!)
Hello, I am Harriet Miers and I am Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House. I am very happy to answer your questions today. Why don't we get started!
Duane, from Redding, CA writes:
At what time will the President's Patriot's Day message be placed on the internet web site.?
Hi, Duane. Very soon. Stay tuned.
Rod, from Roanoke, VA writes:
This is not so much a question as it is a vote of support for Mr. Bush.
My wife and I just wanted to thank the Presdent for all his hard work and his service to our country for the last four years.
In September of 2001, the nation was frightened, almost frozen with fear, after the events of September 11th. President Bush's calm, strong leadership and resolve got us all through, and made us see the heroes that reside inside each of us. That is the mark of a true leader.
Mr. Bush has our full support and confidence in the difficult,often thankless job he does for our nation.
Thanks and god bless,
Thanks for your comments, Rod. I appreciate the President's calm, strong leadership also. He is a great leader!
Karrin, from OHIO writes:
Where were you on September 11th and what did you do?
Karrin, I was traveling with the President on September 11, 2001. So I started out in Florida. I was the President's Staff Secretary at that point in time, so I continued to do those duties. I was responsible for making sure the remarks he prepared to give to the Nation from Louisiana were properly prepared for him. It took some time, and the President saw me hurrying to give them to him. He said, "Good hustle!" He made me feel good that I was contributing. Typical. That was a remarkable day I will never forget. I will never forget how strong the President's response was to something so dreadful and so unexpected.
Kirsten, from Indianapolis, Indiana writes:
What has been the President's proudest accomplishment on the War on Terror thus far?
Thank you for your question, Kirsten. I have never asked the President that question. It is a good one. I am sure he is very pleased that so far, with all the effort that has been made to protect the homeland, there has not been another attack in the United States. However we must continue to be ever vigilant, and we cannot ever let our guard down. Protecting our Nation is the most important objective of the War on Terror. We must never relent.
John, from Scheldt writes:
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GEORGE w. BUSH - Could you please emphasize the point that we are in a struggle for civilization and the survival of the free world against anarchism and barbarism? - this is not just about Iraq or even the Middle East - it's about the fight to preserve our way of life against extremists who would return us to the Dark Ages. Would it be too much to ask to promote this point at every opportunity - does the White House feel the same??John
John, thank you for writing and for expressing yourself so wonderfully. I certainly agree with you. As I said before, we will persevere and we will not relent!
Lisa, from Richmond, VA writes:
Will flags be flown at half staff on Sept. 11th??
Hello, Lisa. Thanks for your question. The President has issued a Proclamation today naming Saturday as Patriot Day and calling for flags to fly at half staff. So we hope you will fly yours at half staff. The President's proclamation will be posted at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/proclamations/.
GOOD HUSTLE HARRIET! GOOD HUSTLE... :P
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