George W. Bush: Calling All Citizens...And Becoming One

It was a week of turning pages and cutting deals, before a call to higher purposes

There is a long history of gale winds and frost on Inauguration Day, often inside the White House itself. Andrew Johnson turned up drunk for Lincoln's second Inaugural; Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt barely spoke on their way to the Capitol, and Ike refused to have coffee with Truman. The Clintons, true to form, were nearly half an hour late to meet the elder Bushes at the White House in 1993. This time they had a few minutes to kill, so the First Couple enjoyed one last dance in the White House foyer while they waited for the Bushes to arrive.


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