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Bush Turns Down Obama Invite to Ground Zero

Former President George W. Bush has declined an invitation from President Obama to join him as he visits Ground Zero tomorrow, the White House confirmed:

Bush “President Bush will not be in attendance on Thursday,” said his spokesman, David Sherzer. “He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight. He continues to celebrate with Americans this important victory in the war on terror.”

The White House did not confirm that the invitation had been made or comment on Mr. Bush’s decision.

Mr. Obama has talked this week of his hope that the successful raid on the compound where Bin Laden was hiding could serve as a unifying force in a country divided by battles over fiscal policy and many other issues.

The visit might have served as a bookend to this visit, three days after the attacks on the WTC.


Watch: Palin Credits Bush for Bin Laden Capture


At a "Tribute To The Troops" event in Colorado last night held by ultra-right wing, anti-Islam activist Retired General Jerry Boykin, Sarah Palin conveniently skipped mentioning Obama by name and credited Bush for the capture of Osama bin Laden.

Said Palin: "Yesterday was a testament to the military’s dedication in relentlessly hunting down an enemy through many years of war. And we thank our president, we thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory."


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Watch: Jon Stewart Reacts to Bin Laden's Death, Trump's Demolition


Jon Stewart took on the Bin Laden developments from Pakistan, and Samantha Bee tried to flip a certain mansion in Abbottabad. on last night's Daily Show.

Stewart discusses how he found out about the news: 

"I'm watching this Apprentice episode...I'm watching it to see if Obama and Seth Meyer's absolute shellacking of Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday had left a visible mark. Even though the episode had been taped prior to the Correspondents' Dinner, the demolition of Trump at the Correspondents' Dinner was so thorough I thought it might actually supersede the rules of dimensional time and space and leave a mark on future episodes of The Apprentice."



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