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

Bush daughters give tour to Obamas

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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
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  1. Gambi

    What a wonderful gesture.......I'm sure it was fun for all, big kids and little kids!

    November 18, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  2. not fooled for a minute

    This is called "damage control". Nice PR ploy for the media to force feed the lemmings. Gets people's minds off the recent jury award and what real 'southern hospitality' means. Best thing any wizard out there could do is vanish.

    Bush is the problem, not his wife and kids. Granted, they all need to stay away from the liquor, but the problem in this entire family is in the men.

    November 18, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  3. mrsb

    I think this story is a credit to the Bush ladies. The Obama girls are charming and we are all starved for good news, good leadership.

    The Clinton / Bush transition was colored by the "stolen" election. I will never believe Bush deserved the 2000 Innaugaration. Obama won hugely – the electoral vote, women, young Americans, African Americans, Latinos, young professionals of all skin colors, Catholics.....the list goes on! Republicans can only claim the "comb over crowd in the South! So refreshing to see real change in leadership.

    November 18, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  4. Bruce


    November 19, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  5. what now

    "60 year old, white female for Obama November 18th, 2008 9:22 pm ET
    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."

    well we are in USA, not England, Obama's are not royalty. Royalty is something big and sacred in Europe. So comparing this is out of touch.

    Agree that children should be left from paparazzi, from too much exposure.

    I always liked laura Bush, she is real lady, so was Jackie Kennedy, and Hillary. They do have their strength, intelligence, and poise. These three are true ladies.

    November 19, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  6. Sara O'Toole

    Did anyone catch 60 mins. Michele is very smart and beautiful, but I thought her remarks to hubby were rude.

    November 19, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  7. Theresa

    Malia and Shasha will bring good fortune to the White House. It will be a wonderful eight years!!

    November 19, 2008 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
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