Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

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The Bushes, ever the gracious hosts since they are SO HAPPY to get this whole nightmare over with have invited the president-elect, my fair Hopey McChangey and his family to the White House for dinner. Hopefully not a hot dog dinner as George is fond of springing on world leaders.

Laura Bush, the one people still like (Elizabeth Banks did a great job as her in “W.”), invited Michelle and the girls to come on down and get a feel for their new digs. The Bushes, after being partisan muck fighters for years are nice and soft in this sea change. I’m liking this new attitude even if it has a “Hey! You get to clean up my mess. We’re going to be nice to you because your first four years are going to be ASS CITY, mi amigo!

From The Washington Post:

First Lady Laura Bush invited Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to the White House in the coming weeks to get a feel for their new abode. Obama accepted, and a trip will be scheduled soon.

In a telephone conversation this afternoon, Bush congratulated Obama and the two discussed life as a president’s wife, according an account provided by the Obama campaign. Obama thanked Bush for her offer of help through the transition.

In interviews during the campaign, Obama has cited Bush as a role model for how she has handled a potentially perilous job with grace and a sense of purpose. Bush came to Obama’s defense at a crucial moment, while she was being lambasted for the comment, “For the first time in my adult life, I’m proud of my country.”

In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Bush said, “I think she probably meant ‘I’m more proud'” and warned Obama, “you have to be very careful in what you say” on the campaign trail.

“That’s one of the things you learn and that’s one of the really difficult parts both of running for president and for being the spouse of the president, and that is everything you say is looked at and in many cases misconstrued,” Bush said in the interview.

See? And that’s why Laura’s going to be the one Bush to get out of this thing relatively unscathed. Sure. Some will still totally label her as an enabler in the madness of King George, but hey, she’s the wife. What do you want her to do? Divorce him? If him being a drunk for decades didn’t kill that marriage nothing will.

In other news, dropping her red state credentials, the out-going First Lady is going to war against Vice President/Dark Lord of the Sith Dick Cheney over preserving a species of shark near the Marianas. Who knew that underneath all that nicety-nice Mrs. Bush was packing some balls. This will be the ONLY time in my life I’ll say this but, go Team (Laura) BUSH!

6 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

  1. I suspect that there is more to the woman than meets the eye. Just because we are married to someone does not mean that we agree with everything that they do in all situations. I often wonder what goes on in the mind of the spouse of the powerful and where their points of dissension are. Even as brilliant as the Obamas are you know that Michelle is not a wilting power and has probably told Barrack about himself on more than one occasion.

  2. I have no idea what the Bushes are truly like since I haven’t read a biography in quite awhile. Going by the Oliver Stone movie, which is supposed to be well-researched, Laura was a young Democrat when she met her husband. Love is a strange bird, though, because somehow George got her to change party labels and dedicate her life to his bonehead cause. Well, I used to have some empathy for Georgey Porgey until I saw the movie, where he didn’t come off too good in it (Don’t believe the reviews). He’s mostly shown as an arrogant, stubborn jerk, quite different from the poor schlep that I mistook him for. The fascinating thing about the Bushes is the deep love they share. I can’t help but wonder, though, what Laura sees in this bloke.

  3. The Clintons were complete jerks to the Bushes during the transition (leaving the White House a mess, HRC trying to take things that belonged to the house, etc.) so maybe Laura is trying to be more gracious. I wondered about Laura. I would love to know what she really thought about the last eight years.

  4. Well I’m certain it will be an interesting dinner. I still want to pinch myself that the Obamas are going to Washington!!! And I may keel over and die the day that the corporate media accurately quotes what Michelle REALLY said.

  5. Laura Bush has always been a class act. She stuck up for Michelle when the rest of the GOP knives were stabbing her. The thought of Malia and Sasha picking out their rooms cracks me up to no end. But, can you imagine the White House staff? Yeah, I’m talking about the Black White House staff. You know the new Usher of the White House is a Black man. When I saw that last year in the Christmas special on HGTV, I did think to myself, ‘ how fabulous would it be for him to be able to serve a First Family that is Black’.

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