This week in the adventures of the pool, POTUS pulls the quintessential presidential move. He kisses babies!
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right back to Peoria Air National Guard Airport. A crowd of about 150-200 people, including a fair number in camo uniform and a lot of kids, were there. Bush worked the rope line for about 10 minutes and was clearly loving it. Three people handed over babies; he held each aloft, beaming, and smiled for the cameras. (One wore sunglasses, Bush was overheard to remark he looked like a little Secret Service agent.) He also signed a bunch of autographs. One kid held a sign that said ‘Welcome to Illinois President Bush. We love you'” — Sheryl Stolberg, New York Times
hosting a social dinner for past and present Olympians. Your pool did not
recognize many of the guests, but did note Olympic track great Jackie Joyner Kersee at the table where Potus was going to sit. The president entered the room and went to the podium, where he delivered brief remarks and a toast. You will get the transcipt, but Bush was in a jovial mood, pointing out to
Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, which he said would be hosting the 2016 Olympics (It actually hasn’t been decided yet) — eliciting some laughter from
the crowd.” — Michael Abramowitz, Washington Post