2. Laura and George W. Bush portraits
Every president and first lady gets one; it’s just a perk that comes with the position. These portraits by John Howard Sanden were installed in May 2012. At the unveiling ceremony, President Obama gave an appreciative speech about the Bushes:
Finally, on a personal note, Michelle and I are grateful to the entire Bush family for their guidance and their example during our own transition. George, I will always remember the gathering you hosted for all the living former Presidents before I took office, your kind words of encouragement. Plus, you also left me a really good TV sports package. I use it.
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