November 18th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush daughters give tour to Obamas

The Bushes toured the Obamas through the White House Tuesday.
The Bushes toured the Obamas through the White House Tuesday.

(CNN) - Jenna and Barbara Bush, the president's daughters, personally toured Barack Obama's daughters around the White House Tuesday, a White House spokeswoman said.

The Bush daughters showed Malia and Sasha Obama their future rooms and other parts of their soon-to-be home, according to Sally McDonough, first lady Laura Bush's press secretary.

“Mrs. Bush hosted Mrs. Obama and her family at the White House this afternoon. Barbara and Jenna joined, and they enjoyed showing their rooms to the Obama girls," McDonough said. "The visit lasted approximately one hour.”


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. Kiki from HotLanta

    I agree woman in Cali.

    They have been respectful. I think he is ready to get out of there.

    I am ready for him to get out of there too.

    November 18, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  2. Larry

    Vary cool

    November 18, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  3. John

    What a nice pair of Bushes.

    November 18, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  4. hope is on its way

    well, it's not exactly like they've had a choice.

    how depressing and offensive it is that that administration's leader had such a disgracefully destructive and poor performance to our nation that we actually think to "congratulate" him and his family for being gracious hosts of the incoming family. last i checked it was one of the most esteemed office to hold, in the most gracious of houses, in all of the world.

    it's the very very very very least they could do.

    November 18, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  5. hope is on its way

    well, it's not exactly like they've had a choice.

    how depressing and offensive it is that that administration's leader had such a disgracefully destructive and poor performance to our nation that we actually think to "congratulate" him and his family for being gracious hosts of the incoming family. last i checked it was one of the most esteemed offices to hold, in the most gracious of houses, in all of the world.

    it's the very very very very least they could do.

    November 18, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  6. lindajones

    WOW,that's really nice of the young ladies.

    November 18, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  7. Vito

    no... lets not "woman-for-obama"

    i support obama- but let us not forget the horrible situation this idiot-in-chief got us into

    November 18, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. Peg

    Aw..sweet.

    November 18, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  9. kaushik jadunundun

    very graceful exit ...my respect to the Bush...at least they wont be removing furnitures ..hhmmmm who did it..for all of ya o guess...

    November 18, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  10. Mothernature Houston,Tx

    Children bring life to any house!

    November 18, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  11. Paul Wall in Dallas

    i agree with "A Woman In California For Obama" and "SOUTHERN HOTTIE" at the same time. a really decent gesture, the Bush's have been very nice. but it doesn't really invite political discussion, more just human interest.

    November 18, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  12. LMC in Seattle

    I have to admit it was a nice touch to have the former residents of the childrens' rooms give a tour to the new "first daughters."

    November 18, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  13. Murna

    Why no pictures?

    November 18, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  14. Kirsten

    I completely agree - over the last week, Bush has truly impressed me.

    November 18, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  15. LiberalChris

    I think this shows that old W is ready to leave and Dodge and quick. He sees the power swinging in DC over to the opposition and can't wait to leave. But I do have to say that I have been impressed with the courtesy and hospitality extended by the Bush family. I really have to say that this time around the Republicans have lost gracefully and hopefully this will usher in a new era in politics that this country woefully needs.

    November 18, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  16. Joe - Indiana

    Everyone is right to thank the Bush's for their hospitality. Let's not forget the outgoing Clinton Whitehouse took all of (or most of) the W's from the keyboards of the computers as a prank. I think that we can think a lot of the kindness to Laura Bush. She knows that this will be a huge adjustment for the Obama girls. Brava! Also, I think reality is setting in quickly that the lowest approval ratings of all time is not a way to be remembered. So, finally maybe someone can say nice things about Mr. and Mrs. Bush. There is no way to go back and change the last 8 years. Remember America did vote him in twice.

    November 18, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  17. 60 year old, white female for Obama

    The press should stop stalking the Obama girls!! A picture I saw on Campbell Brown lokked like the photographer was hiding behind a tree when he took it. The media should treat these two young girls as the media in England does the chlidren of the Royal family.

    November 18, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  18. David

    Of course! Showing around the WH to the first african-american president's family will do a face lift up for the Bush's legacy in the anals of history... Very Smart! Brilliant!!

    November 18, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  19. Dan, TX

    The Bushes and Obamas are grown-ups. How about us?

    November 18, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  20. Vi

    This was a nice gesture....forget politics, the kids are not their fathers.

    November 18, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  21. happy thanksgiving

    the bush girls are lovely, it's nice to see they are being so gracious to these precious little girls.

    November 18, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  22. Agalag

    First and foremost, Laura Bush is a lady. She has obviously raised two nice young women. I think it was a very nice gesture for the Bush women to take the time to show the Obamas around the White House. You'd never see a Clinton do anything so gracious–they trashed the place, and stole what wasn't nailed down.

    November 18, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  23. John

    Ryan, I guess "change" doesn't mean you stop hating, does it?

    November 18, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  24. Ilona Hussein Proud Canadian

    KIDS REALLY BRING OUT THE BEST IN US!

    Just look at the faces of the three BUSH GIRLS!
    GENUINE SMILES ALL AROUND!

    I'm sure that Malia and Sasha both had a great
    time, touring the White House with Laura Bush,
    and the first daughters!

    THANK YOU, LAURA, JENNA, AND BARBARA
    FOR MAKING THESE TWO YOUNG NEXT
    FIRST DAUGHTERS, WELCOME IN THE WHITE
    HOUSE!

    November 18, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  25. Janice Illinois

    How sweet, while the Bush girls are touring, some other little girl is packing up her belongings from her room because of foreclosure, another little girl cries for her daddy who was lost in a war that was a lie. The Bush twins will never want for anything ,unless justice prevails and their daddy gets indicited. Cry me a river, I'm not buying anybody's pity for the Bush clan.

    November 18, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
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