Friday, June 1 2012, 07:44 AM MDT
Bush, Obama Trade Quips At Portrait Unveiling
(KUTV)Former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, showed their inner comedians Thursday at the White House.
The former president and first lady returned to Washington for the official unveiling of his president portrait.
“When you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you'll now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, "What would George do?"” joked Bush. “I'm sure you know nothing makes a house a home like having portraits of its former occupants staring down at you from the walls.”
President Obama also thanked Bush's team for a smooth transition between their two administrations in 2008, but also quipped, “Plus, you left me a really good TV sports package.”
It is a tradition for the sitting President to host a portrait unveiling for his immediate predecessor.
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