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!