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Mar. 20th, 2004 | 09:40 am

Hello Everyone.

I just wanted to pass this information along to each of you so you know what a truly compassionate and caring man we have in President Bush.

My first cousin, Shawn Kettler, and his wife, Suzanne, and daughter, Laramie, lost their 6 year old son, Sam, in a drowning accident this past Saturday (March 6th), outside Gatesville. They all live within a few miles of the President's place in Crawford TX.

Sam and a young friend of his were walking around a tank when the mud gave way and Sam fell in the tank. The tank is a spring fed tank, and Sam was sucked under the water into a "sink hole" where the spring came into the tank. His little friend tried to get him out but was unable to reach him, so he ran about 200 yards to his house and told his grandmother. The grandmother called 911 then went to the tank, but was unable to even see Sam.

Sam's father and a volunteer fireman arrived first and began diving into the tank but were unable to locate Sam (I believe they said the water was about 10 feet deep). The Deputy Sheriff that received the 911 call was at the entrance to President Bush's ranch when the call came in. He told the Secret Service agents at the gate what was happening and they, in turn, radioed the ranch house. President Bush told them to "Go - take all the men and equipment you need and just go". He also sent his personal physician and his helicopter over to the tank.

Sam was finally located and pulled from the water by one of the Secret Service agents (I believe there were 5 agents there all total). There was a faint pulse but they could not revive little Sam. President Bush's doctor began working on him and they loaded him into the Presidential helicopter and took him to Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. The doctors there worked on him for awhile, but he had been under water for 45 minutes, so there was really no hope for his recovery. And, had he survived, he would never have been the same.

Sam was truly a unique little boy who lived life to the fullest. And he loved the fact that "George Bush, the President" had chosen to live so close to his house.

When the family went to the funeral home in Gatesville on Sunday to make the arrangements, they were told everything had been paid for by an anonymous donor. After much "detective" work, it is believed that President Bush is that anonymous donor.

I just wanted all of you to hear this story so you know what a true gentleman our President is. And I ask that you pray for my family as they deal with this tragedy. And, lastly, please pray for our country and President Bush as he attempts to hold it all in place.

Don't ever forget to tell everyone close to you and possibly, some of those not so close, how much you love them. Tell them everyday because life is short and very unpredictable.

I love each of you.


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This was found to be more true than all the crap the Democrats make up...

Read the letters and information at the bottom of this page for more info:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/funeral.asp

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Comments {7}

irisira03

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from: irisira03
date: Mar. 20th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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I don't have a problem with Bush as a person (hi, he has Springer Spaniels - the best dogs ever!) and I certainly don't doubt the validity (snopes.com is highly accurate). It would not at all surprise me if he did something like that. I don't agree with Bush on a LOT of policy stances, which is how I base who I vote for.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 20th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
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we will just agree to disagree :-D

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emily

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from: likeadream
date: Mar. 20th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
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I'm sure he is a good person, but this story has nothing to do with how he is as President.

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Kristin

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from: bubblezgirly
date: Mar. 20th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
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wow. thats amazing ;D

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from: anonymous
date: Mar. 22nd, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Let's get a few things straight, sonny boy...

First, if you'd actual read the Snopes site, you'd know that it says and proves that this story is just that, a story. It's a fabrication, a rumor, an urban legend, a lie, or, in laymen's terms not true. The site clearly states that while the Secret Service did play a role in attempting to save the young boy's life, President Bush, in fact, did NOT pay for the funeral. Try reading, it's really not that hard.

Second, any decent human being in the President's position would have at least done as he had. Sending the Secret Service to assist in the rescue effort was no great or noble deed; it was common courtesy and human decency. It should be expected, not admired.

And finally, even if the President's act in this case was as admirable as you obviously deem it to be, that does not qualify him to be president or by any means prove that he's a good leader. The fact is, regardless of how nice President Bush may be, which he's not, he's mislead our country time and time again and systematically destroying our democratic system and undoing legislation and executive orders that took decades to achieve. And that's not even bringing into light the senseless and needless war in Iraq he lied about to drag our country into, the shameful acts of politics he's taken while in office, and the largest deficit in American history.

So, why don't you read a book, watch the news (and no, Fox News doesn't count), or at least bother to read the entirety of the websites you use to baselessly praise President Bush.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 22nd, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
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actually.. if you read it.. it is undetermined... NOT false.. and in fact they think it may very well be true...

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 22nd, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
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furthermore.. grow some balls and post with your name

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