(CNN) – President Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcomed President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, to the White House on Monday afternoon.
Bush and Obama held a private meeting in the Oval Office, while the first lady gave the incoming first lady a tour of the residence.
The president and president-elect walked together along the colonnade by the Rose Garden before entering the Oval Office together. They briefly waved to reporters along the way.
Obama and Bush were not expected to speak on camera following their meeting.
An aide to Obama said they were "going to let the pictures speak for themselves."
The two met in the Oval Office for just over an hour. When President George H.W. Bush hosted President-elect Bill Clinton after the 1992 election, the two talked for nearly two hours.
Monday's meeting was a historic formality, but it was also a time for serious talks. It marked the first time that Obama has visited the Oval Office.
You must be kidding. Let the lady look in a mirror! A hoosier is a hoosier and America needs intellect and capacity neither of which the Alaska personality retain. Lets start with experience with the world, government get a reality check please. City council, to town mayor to limited state experience equal Presidential qualifications! NO WAY.
From these posts I gather than repugs want to take Michelle shopping too, apparently? Once again, a bunch of dummies that are overly invested in "improving" the beauty of an already beautiful woman.
Typical & catty.
What a sight that is. Obama and Michelle next to the Bushes. Haha wow that is really something. I bet that was an uncomfortable photo op.
What's with Debbie and not being able to tell that Michelle Obama wears red, and is clearly wearing red in that picture?
Hey Debbie, get some new rods and cones in those retinas before you toss out meaningless and incorrect insults?
Oh, and for all of our progression with the first minority president: The men go to the office to talk work, while the wife gives the other wife a tour of the "nest." Talk about perpetuating old gender roles. This whole country could use a little "Pleasantville" revolution.
Louis and his fellow Bush-bashers, way to embrace Obama's message of unity and bipartisanship. If you're going to vote for the guy, ay least have the intelligence to realize your comments don't help him to do what he says he wants to do (i.e. bring the country together). Then again, if you were that smart, McCain would be President-Elect.
Something like 65+ million people voted for Obama so get over your party lost. But look on the bright side you get another shot in 4 more years.
Mrs. Bush is a gracious First Lady. I wish Mrs. Obama all the best in her role as First Lady. Go Obama!!
The bloggers complaining about Michelle's dress and color choices wish they could wear something like that and look as good doing so. I would love to have her height and figure.
Truth be told most the men in America think she is gorgeous. They just can't tell their short chunky little wives what they really think...
You lok beautiful Mitchelle. Nice dress!!
@Peggy from TX
Michelle DOES NOT want to be talked about for what she is wearing RATHER than what she is doing. What is she doing, you may ask? Being a GREAT mother, SUPPORTIVE spouse, EDUCATED and ARTICULATE woman.
That's what is wrong with the world today. We get so caught up in materialism. Get a grip and get a life!
You look Beautiful Mitchelle. Nice dress, I love it.
Rick-–yeah, that is called a delusion.
Obama has done more in 6 days than Bush has done in the last 6 months. He is dealing with the problems while Bush is just concerned with watching out for his contractor buddies.
And if you plan on running Palin in 2012, you guys may not get back into the White House for a while.
After 8 torturous (no pun intended) years, the end is almost in sight!!!
"We've got'em right where we want'em!" In the oval office! Too bad McCain has to see him sit in the chair he was running the ad about.
Come on, Sarah. Don't blame the Bush 'record'; the Republicans should not have picked McCain in the first place. I lean towards being a conservative, but McCain was NOT my choice. He lost it; whether you did or not, by him 'picking' you, remains to be seen. I do not think it is fair of blaming Sarah for the loss. The democrats....i.e.... B.Frank & C. Dodd, took us down the rathole with the Freddie/Fannie mess, that Bush tried to regulate, but was stopped by the democrats. Remember the 'dems' were in control, as of 2006. Do the figures.
FASHION? MODEL? DESIGNER NAMES?
Holy Snipes! I voted for a mother figure not a World Peace Miss Pageant.
so happy to see him gone
Hope everyone is happy with this communist jerk you people put in office. He is a liar, and loves to talk out the side of his mouth. When he tries to ban guns, and he will try, he will put this country on the brink of a second revolution. Too bad he wouldn't worry about fixing the economy and ending the war first.
I have a dream that one day my young daughter will not be judged by the color of her dress, but for the content of her character.
This campaign shows how far we have come against racism.
But it shows how far we still have to go against sexism.
The next first lady, Mrs Michelle Obama was looking so elegant. The present first lady Mrs Laura Bush look good too. Wow, that dress really looks good on Mrs Michelle Obama. Essence of perfection!!!!
It was opposite persona's that could be identified with the smooth movement of Barack's walk, that shows his ease in the moment...compared with Bush's stiff walk, we (everyday guys) used to refer to with a corn cob....and that's the way it is, Monday Nov. 10th, 2,008.
Michelle's clothing?????????????Are yall serious. Laura Bush has been a fashion nightmare for the last 8 years and noboy cared. And I don't care what Michelle Obama is wearing!! This country is going to hell in a hand basket. Everybody need to stand together and stand with our President-Elect and stop being so ridiculous.