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Odd politics, presidential tradition: Bush is back
Odd politics, but tradition: Bush back at White House for portrait unveiling, Obama to host
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' President Barack Obama frequently bad-mouths George W. Bush's record as a disaster.

So here comes the odd part: Obama is about to proudly preside as Bush's image and legacy are enshrined at the White House forever. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday are welcoming Bush and his wife, Laura, back to have their official portraits unveiled.

The incumbent is keeping up a presidential tradition typically defined by cheer and graciousness, but not without its awkwardness. Hardly a day goes by without Obama or his aides talking about the mess they inherited ' meaning, from Bush.

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