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Obama Meets Bush Today. Awkwaaaaard.

November 10, 2008

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President-Elect Obama is scheduled to meet President Bush today for a tour of the White House and an unofficial kick-off to the transition of power.

Apparently when Obama met Bush for the first time, after they shook hands, President Bush almost immediately brought out the hand sanitizer to clean his hands.

Four years ago, Obama and other newly elected members of the Senate were invited to the White House for a breakfast meeting with Bush, who pulled the young Chicagoan aside.

“Obama!” Bush exclaimed, according to Obama’s account of the meeting in his second memoir, “The Audacity of Hope.” “Come here and meet Laura. Laura, you remember Obama. We saw him on TV during election night. Beautiful family. And that wife of yours — that’s one impressive lady.”

The two men shook hands and then, according to Obama, Bush turned to an aide, “who squirted a big dollop of hand sanitizer in the president’s hand.”

Bush then offered some to Obama, who recalled: “Not wanting to seem unhygienic, I took a squirt.”

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  1. November 11, 2008 12:19 am

    I heard recently that, despite all the perks that come with living in the white house, the first family still has to pay for any food that their private guests consume

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