Living US presidents and their first ladies united today to celebrate the opening of the George W.
Living US presidents and their first ladies united today to celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, TX. The historical photo op included presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and his dad, George H.W. Bush, as well as their wives, who all seemed to enjoy themselves. Bush supporters ranging from former world leaders like Tony Blair to family members attended the outdoor ceremony. And, of course, the Bush twins were on hand. Jenna looked great after just giving birth two weeks ago, while Barbara showed off a darker hairstyle.
The presidential library will include thousands of documents from Bush's time in office and will be dedicated to his legacy, which seems to be in better shape lately. His approval ratings were around 30 percent in his final year in office but have risen to 47 percent. It's common for ex-presidents to become more popular over time — just look at Bill Clinton. He's been everywhere lately, joining Twitter @billclinton and picking up a GLAAD Award last week. Even President Obama, who heavily criticized Bush's policies, had a good word for W today. He said, "To know the man is to like the man. Because he's comfortable in his own skin. He knows who he is. He doesn't put on any pretenses. He takes his job seriously but he doesn't take himself too seriously. He is a good man." See photos from the event now!