Monday, April 23, 2007
Peyton Meets Bush
It was an opportunity for President George W. Bush to honor the Super Bowl winning-Colts. The super star status of QB Peyton Manning was ever prevalent, though, during the White House visit according to a Star report. “So a lot of people here in the White House compound have been really looking forward to seeing Peyton Manning,” Bush said Monday on the South Lawn. “They wanted to see a guy who gets more air time than I do.”
I've always wondered who gets more out of these press events--the President or the celebrity/sports heroes being recognized. At least some of the players were excited about having their picture taken with the President. "Players pulled out personal cameras to get photos with Bush, the Star reports. "They did the same with another political star and football fan who showed up for the ceremony — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice," the newspaper adds.
The Star also has a video clip of the White House visit here.