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President George W. Bush visits Naples

Robert Demarest, carries a sign in protests as he walks North on Gordon Drive after President George Bush made an appearance at a luncheon at resident Jack Donahue's house on Friday, June 20, 2008. Demarest's sign noted the amount of American casualties in the Iraq war. Greg Kahn/Staff

Photo by GREG KAHN, Daily News

Robert Demarest, carries a sign in protests as he walks North on Gordon Drive after President George Bush made an appearance at a luncheon at resident Jack Donahue's house on Friday, June 20, 2008. Demarest's sign noted the amount of American casualties in the Iraq war. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Richard Andersson, 12,  and Secret Service officials (background) scout the skies for helicopters, anticipating the President's arrival at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Robah Vallez (center) and the rest of a large crowd react to the landing of the president's helicopter at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • The crowd reacts to the landing of the president's helicopter at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Christopher Axline, 6, looks at a sign held by his mother, Debra, before the passing of President George Bush's motorcade on Friday, June 20, 2008. Ed Matthews/Staff
  • Christopher Axline, 6, gazes upward at a helicopter flying low over South Naples before the President's motorcade passes by on Friday, June 10, 2008. Ed Matthews/Staff
  • Laurie Seckler, right, posts a life-size cardboard cutout of President George Bush on the side of Gordon Drive, while Art Neumann, left, waits in his driveway for the presidential motorcade to pass on Friday, June 20, 2008. Seckler was not allowed to keep the cutout posted as everyone was moved back 50 yards from the street when the President approached. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Members of the secret service and Collier County Sheriff's Office check in guests at the entrance to Jack Donahue's house on Friday, June 20, 2008 before the President of the United States, George Bush, was scheduled to arrive for a luncheon. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Marine One carrying President George W. Bush makes its approach to Gulfview Middle School on Friday in Naples. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Marine One carrying President George W. Bush makes its approach to Gulfview Middle School on Friday in Naples. Eric Strachan/Staff
  • President George W. Bush arrives on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • President George W. Bush boards Marine One to be transported to Naples, Fla. after arriving on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • President George W. Bush visits with greeters after arriving on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • President George W. Bush arrives on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • President George W. Bush visits with greeters after arriving on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • U.S. Marine pilots prepare helicopter transports for the media and staff before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Private Sky Aviation line service supervisor Jerry Donovan polishes the handrail of the boarding platform to be used with Air Force One before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Private Sky Aviation line service supervisor Jerry Donovan polishes the handrail of the boarding platform to be used with Air Force One before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Secret Service and Lee County Port Authority officials keep watch on the tarmac before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Secret Service snipers keep watch on the tarmac before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Security keeps watch on the tarmac before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. William Meredith, from MacDill Air Force Base, polishes the handrail of the boarding platform to be used with Air Force One before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Police officers patrol the street as the President's helicopter lands at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Secret Service officials, White House staff, Lee County Sheriff's officers, media and airport officials prepare for the arrival of President Bush on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Television media truck antennas line the horizon before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla.The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Television media truck antennas line the horizon before the arrival of President George W. Bush at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • President George W. Bush waves to the media before departing on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Police officers and patrol dogs prep Gulfview Middle School for President Bush's arrival on Friday. Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Robah Vallez (left) and the rest of a large crowd react to the landing of President Bush's helicopter in an athletic field at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Helicopters for President Bush landland at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Police officers close 3rd Avenue S. off to cars and pedestrians in anticipation of President Bush's arrival at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Police officers reroute traffic in anticipation of President Bush's arrival at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Yellow tape closes 6th street off to cars and pedestrians in anticipation of President Bush's arrival at Gulfview Middle School on Friday.  Courtney Potter/Staff.
  • Construction workers watch from a roof of a home at the end of Gordon Drive Friday June 20, 2008 as the Presidential motorcade zoomed by on it's way to the Donahue residence in Naples, Florida on a fund-raising mission.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • One of five Marine helicopters carrying support crew landed at Gulf View Middle School to prepare for the arrival of President Bush Friday June 20, 2008 for a fund-raising event at the Donahue residence in Naples, Florida.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • U.S. Secret Service police snipers positioned themselves on top of a rental truck bordering the Gulf View Middle School athletic field in preparation for the arrival of President Bush Friday June 20, 2008 in Naples.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • U.S. Secret Service police make their way back to a Marine helicopter after President Bush visited Naples on a fund-raising mission Friday.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • A U.S. Marine stands watch in front of Marine 1 prior to it's departure with President Bush on board Friday June 20, 2008 in Naples, Florida.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • President George W. Bush waves as he exits Marine One Friday, June 20, 2008  in Naples, Florida on his way to a fund-raising event.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Adam Mortelaro, 14, holds a mask of President George W. Bush on Friday, June 20, 2008, outside of Gulfview Middle School. Mortelaro and his friends watched five United States Marine Corps helicopters land on the athletic field where President Bush then traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Naples Police officers asked Mortelaro to not wear the mask while the president was in the area. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Marylou Nadeau, right, reacts to the wind that was kicked up as  one of five United States Marine Corps helicopters, that were transporting President George W. Bush, landed on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. The president then traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Naples police tell the public that once they get word from the secret service, spectators will have to move back farther away on Friday afternoon outside of Gulfview Middle School in Naples. Five United States Marine helicopters landed on the athletic field of the school where President Geroge W. Bush traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Jose Vega, 12 center, reacts to the wind as it is kicked up from  one of five United States Marine Corps helicopters that takes off from the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. The helicopters were transporting President George W. Bush from Naples to Southwest International Airport after he spent the afternoon in Naples fundraising for the Republican party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Marylou Nadeau, right, waves a flag at one of five United States Marine Corps helicopters that were transporting President George W. Bush and landed on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. The president then traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Kylee Stevens, 8, right, and her grandma Carol Grubbs, left, hold up signs that say 'We support our troops' while waiting to see President George W. Bush on Friday, June 20, 2008 outside of Gulfview Middle School in Naples, Fla. Five United States Marine helicopters landed on the athletic field of the school where President Bush traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Corporal Patrick Mumaw, with the Collier County Sheriff department, and his 7-year-old K-9 partner, Mick, walk up Eighth Street South on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla., in preparation of the arrival of President George W. Bush. Five United States Marine helicopters landed on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School where the president then traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Secret service men keep watch from the roof of a building on Eighth Street South on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. Five United States Marine helicopters landed on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School where President George W. Bush traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • One of five United States Marine helicopters take off  Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. from the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School in Naples where President George W. Bush was escorted from Naples to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Michelle Ventura, center, takes pictures of secret service men on the roof of a building on Eighth Street while waiting for  President George W. Bush to land  Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. Five United States Marine helicopters landed on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School where President Bush traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Paris Atkinson, center, stands with others along Eighth Street South trying to get a glimpse President George W. Bush on  Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. Five United States Marine helicopters landed on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School where President Bush traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • One of five United States Marine helicopters land on the athletic field of Gulfview Middle School on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Naples, Fla. The helicopters were transporting President George W. Bush who then traveled by car to the home of Jack Donahue to fundraise for the Republican Party. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Robert Demarest, carries a sign in protests as he walks North on Gordon Drive after President George Bush made an appearance at a luncheon at resident Jack Donahue's house on Friday, June 20, 2008. Demarest's sign noted the amount of American casualties in the Iraq war. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Major Jack Cavanaugh, with the Lee County Port Authority, acts as security on the tarmac before the departure of President George W. Bush on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Secret Service agents scurry to their positions before the departure of President George W. Bush on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • The presidential motorcade leaves the home of Jack Donahue after a fund-raising luncheon in Naples on Friday, June 20, 2008. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Robert Demarest walks up Gordon Drive carrying a sign in protests as guests leave a luncheon at resident Jack Donahue's house where President George Bush made an appearance on Friday, June 20, 2008. Demarest's sign noted the amount of American casualties in the Iraq war. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A Collier County Sheriff's Office boat patrols the gulf near Jack Donahue's house during a visit from President George Bush to Naples on June 20, 2008. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • President George W. Bush's entourage flies over Naples Fl. Friday. The president was in town for a private fund-raiser at Jack Donahue's home.  Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Air Force One departs Southwest Florida International Airport carrying President George W. Bush on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • Air Force One departs Southwest Florida International Airport carrying President George W. Bush on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff
  • President George W. Bush waves to the media before departing on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport on Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. The President attended a private fund-raising lunch benefiting Florida's Republican congressional delegation at the home of philanthropist Jack Donahue in Naples, Fla. David Albers/ Staff

President George W. Bush is in Southwest Florida on a fund-raising visit on Friday, June 20 2008.

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