Bush greets Obama at White House

November 11th, 2008 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Nov 11 (DPA) President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were greeted by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at the White House Monday.The two men shook hands, while their wives exchanged a quick hug, before posing for pictures outside the executive mansion.

Bush then guided Obama to the Oval Office for private talks that will likely include the faltering economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and terrorist threats.

Laura Bush and Michelle Obama will tour the president’s residential quarters, including bedrooms used by previous presidential children, and will likely discuss raising a family in the White House, spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

The Obamas have two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, who will be the first young children in the executive mansion since Chelsea Clinton, who was 12 when her father Bill Clinton became president in 1993.

The Bushes have two adult daughters, Jenna and Barbara, who were attending university when their father entered office.

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