It was a time for comfort and joy. So in 2002, first lady Laura Bush decided to decorate the White House in the fashion that brought her much peace: celebrating presidential pets.
“The genius of this initiative is aligning our real-world requirements with the talent that exists on the SMU campus, particularly in the Cox School,” [Director of the Military Service Initiative at the Bush Institue] Howe says.
Today Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, the global health partnership housed at the Bush Institute, is building on the PEPFAR platform by adding cervical cancer screening and treatment programs to facilities that already screen for HIV.
At the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s new holiday exhibit — “All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas at the White House 2002” — papier-mâché replicas of those and more than 20 other presidential pets from over the years help shed light on the Bush era.
Over the last decade a quiet revolution has been underway in Washington, D.C. The change began ten years ago this week with the launch of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. corporation that has transformed the nation's foreign economic aid.