Just Make Me Look Presidential ...

The unveiling of Bill and Hillary Clinton's White House portraits last week was the picture of political civility. "My father and I have decided to call each other by numbers," said President George W. Bush. "He's 41. I'm 43. It is a great pleasure to honor No. 42." The first White House portrait by a black artist (Simmie Knox), the largest of the modern paintings (at 65 5/8 in. by 53 7/8 in.) and the only picture to include a flag, Clinton's Portrait nudges George H.W. Bush's from the premier spot in the Foyer. Each likeness in the gallery has its...

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