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A candid presidential moment at the George W. Bush Institute


Presidential Reception Hall, George W. Bush Institute

A relaxed moment of laughter between party lines was captured on camera as former President George W. and first lady Laura Bush chatted with the current second lady, Dr. Jill Biden, and a Biden staffer. Mrs. Biden was in town to speak at the institute’s invitation-only military service initiative summit, Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors. The event included panel discussions with nonprofit leaders and CEOs, as well as conversations with Blackstone founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman and retired Gen. Peter Pace. Biden, who was photographed talking to the Bushes shortly before the summit began, has a stepson who was deployed to Iraq, and in 2012 she published a children’s book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.