If you thought perhaps that the good guys had taken back the White House, no, it's a little too soon for that. But today was the unveiling of the official White House portraits of George and Laura Bush, and the good guys were out in force.
I watched it from start to finish, and it was comforting to see the former President and First Lady again. They were lovely, gracious and good-humored as usual, but more light-hearted than when we last saw them together in the White House three and a half long years ago.
The present occupier of the Oval Office reminded the largely Republican audience of his lousy "inheritance" and who killed bin Laden, but otherwise behaved more or less appropriately. At times he even bordered on mildly genial. And I think his wife was trying hard. Good for them.