Transcript From Portrait Unveiling Ceremony
Monday, June 14, 2004; 12:37 PM
President Bush Delivers Remarks at the Unveiling of Former President Clinton's Official Portrait at the White House, June 14, 2004.
Speakers: President George W. Bush, former president Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and first lady Laura Bush
BUSH:Good morning.Thank you, Henry.Laura and I appreciate you all coming.
President Clinton and Senator Clinton, welcome home.
All who live here are temporary residents.The portraits that are presented today will be held permanently in the White House collection, for all the ages.
And so, beginning today, the likenesses of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will take their place in a line that began with George and Martha Washington.
Laura and I are pleased to welcome members of the Clinton and Rodham families.
Thank you all for coming.
It's great to see Chelsea.
The fact that you survived your teenage years in the White House...
... speaks to the fact you had a great mom and dad.
We are pleased that Mrs. Dorothy Rodham is here.
Welcome.We're glad you're here.
And those two boys you're still trying to raise...
... Hugh and Tony.Thank you for coming.We're glad you're here.
It's good to see so many who served our nation so ably in the Clinton administration.
Thank you all for coming back.Thanks for your service to the country.And welcome back to the White House.We're really glad you're here.And I know the president is, as well.
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