November 18th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
9 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.”

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soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. unkown person

    Can someone please let the Bushes know That I'm willing to help them pack up for free so that President Obama could move in as soon as possible to get us out of this mess they put us in.
    Free of Charge

    November 18, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  2. gl, Pittsburgh

    I all ways admired Mrs. Bush. She is no George Bush just his wife. It was very nice of the Bush dauthers to be so graciious the Obama girls.

    November 18, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  3. Really

    To Janice from IL:

    Do you think the Obama daughters will ever go in need? I think not.

    November 18, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  4. b

    This may seem like a small thing, but it is setting a social tone for "permanent" Washington to follow. That could go a long way in influencing the way Obama is received in DC. Looks like even the Bush's think the fridges of both parties have gone too far with the politics of division.

    November 18, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  5. robert

    Please dont let the bush family butter up the obamas so they forget about there election promises,it makes me sick!! remember bush is a world bully!!

    November 18, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  6. Joe

    I would hope the people of our great country can see the goodness in the Bush family's offer to help the Obama's to adjust to their new home as our new First Family. These young girls probably are very anxious about their future, and the warm welcome the Bush ladies have offer to them and their Grandmother, will go a long way to help to ease their adjustment.
    I have not always agree with President Bush's decisions, but his gestures in his last days in office do justice to the Office.
    At the end of day please remember we are all Americans and the fact we can change leadership so smoothly speaks highly to the World!

    November 18, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  7. shaiiwn hoover

    trully sweeeet from excellency president Bush daughters
    its bless and great
    honestly i do Love the new president Elect, but i do love more excellency president Bush w...
    for those who forget the past..the first time in history for a major post for african -American was Collin Powell and Condy Rice
    so look the futur, but remember the Democrat presidents Ever give such Role to An African -American/.look deep that was a bridge to barrack obama..
    special thanx and may God Almighty protect the Bush familly and Bless them
    Shaiiwn in the Netherland

    November 18, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  8. Texas Belle

    Those beautiful Texas gals and their impeccable manners!! The White House has truly been graced with Southern charm. Here's to the Bush women! Love you all!

    November 18, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  9. Rosa Lee

    the bush daughters are so gracious! what lovely specimens of human flesh! Bring on the obamas. It's about time.

    November 18, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  10. Gaylon Barrow

    Were they free of drugs to give an honest tour.

    November 18, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. Denise Groves

    That is sweet of them. They can also give some tips about being the "First Children."

    November 18, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  12. win

    some don't want a better world. but the ones who do want, lets go for a true change of hearts: lets remember times of politeness, courtesy, elegance, civility and truthfulness. these are the real powers. turn your tv . off when you see ugly and rough behavior.

    November 18, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  13. PL

    I sure hope those bush girls didnt get into the booze.

    November 18, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  14. That Other Jerry

    Maybe, just maybe, it's conceivably possible that the entire Bush family, including the President, are actual human beings. Maybe the fact that his policies are hugely unpopular is a completely separate issue from the fact that he is a loving father and husband. And maybe it takes an actual human being with a functional brain stem to grasp these concepts, which would explain why so many of the posts on CNN are consumed with an irrational hatred of this decent man.

    November 18, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  15. Woman from NY

    Hospitality is naturally a southern trait. The Bushes have been very gracious and warm. Let's lay the politics aside for now. Laura Bush has always struck me as a very warm individual. I think what the family is doing is a wonderful thing.

    November 18, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  16. New Word Order

    Texas Belle, I didn't know folks like you still existed in the real world. Must say I'm envious – wish I could bury my head so deep in the sand that I still had goodwill for this loathsome man and his family. Impeccable manners indeed! Meanwhile their father is guilty of some of the most contemptible abuses of power in the history of our country, but as long as his daughters are perfect Southern ladies, as long as the veil isn't lifted so we see the true greed and avarice behind, then all is well. I used to be disgusted, but now I'm just amused...

    November 18, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  17. GA resident

    This is a story that is simply not interesting enough without a picture.... Is there a picture?

    November 18, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  18. NPA

    This goes beyond peaceful transfer of power. It shows admiration and a desire for friendship on the part of the Bushes. Wow...beyond words...just beautiful.

    November 18, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  19. Ravi

    Good to hear! Malia and Sasha are so young, it's going to be great to see a couple of adorable little kids in the White House.

    November 18, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  20. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Sorry but don't buy the hype, if you all remember, the "Bush girls" were going away to collage when daddy Bush was elected the first time. And then there was all the news about their alcohol use and drug use and partying while at school. That is until Momma and daddy Bush decided to keep all that out of the press. WELL they did grow up and I doubt they spent very little, if any time in the White House because I remember them saying they didn't want to be in the public eye that living in the White House would bring to the "Bush girls". So all you southern bells can cut out the gushing about how gracious they are because their from the "SOUTH". They were no different, hospitality wise, to the young Obama girls then any other ladies their age would be under the same circumstances...

    November 18, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  21. Wendy NC

    shaiin in netherland
    Clinton's first cabinet had four African-Americans, three women and two was a very diverse cabinet and administration

    November 18, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  22. Dawn

    Now this is too cute. This is so truly a heart touching an American story after such an ugly election.

    November 18, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  23. southernhrt

    Janice in Ill
    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.


    Do you really think Obama's girls have ever wanted for anything. He has made millions on his books before he was ever heard of. Give us a break.

    November 18, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |



    OY VEY!


    Paulson screwing up the bailout money is not worthy of being on the ticker but this human story is?

    CNN, Get it together.

    November 18, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  25. southernhrt

    We will see if the White House is targeted by terrorists again shortly after Obama and his family are there.

    November 18, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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