Photos from the Medal of Freedom Awards
INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE
Yesterday Obama hosted the Medal of Freedom awards ceremony in the East Room. I took some photos for you.
The event took a really long time. Here’s the list of recipients. They had to read all these people’s achievements twice. My sciatica started acting up. Just thought you wanted to know.
Barbara Bush’s hair waits for its husband to appear.
And there he is, former President George Herbert Walker Bush, ready as always these days for for a good cry.
Bush can jump out of airplanes, but walking is another matter. What are the chances he’s having trouble walking because he jumps out of airplanes?
Jean Kennedy Smith gets her medal for doing good things and being Jean Kennedy Smith
Remember this character? Why it’s Jean Kennedy Smith’s son, William Kennedy Smith, who stood trail in 1991 for rape after partying at Au Bar with Uncle Teddy. He was acquitted.
Here’s a better shot of him.
Stan Musial prepares to receive his medal for playing great baseball and living until the age of 135.
Obama brags that he’s already won the Nobel Peace Prize and will win this “rinky dink” award too.
Basketball great Bill Russell gets a good laugh as Obama has to reach up to put his medal on.
Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is a little emotional at a news conference with reporters following his award.