What does President George W. Bush have planned this Thanksgiving? The same thing as everyone else!
He’ll be tucking into a traditional turkey dinner with his family, including wife Laura and daughters Barbara and Jenna, reports USA Today. Also pulling up a chair: Jenna’s fiancé Henry Hager, the former Commerce Department staff member who proposed in August.
Still, being leader of the free world does come with a few perks. The Bushes will be gathering at Camp David, the storied presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains. And no ordinary marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole or pumpkin pie will do. They’ll be chowing on gourmet versions of the usual sides, including jellied cranberry molds, whipped sweet potato soufflé and pumpkin mousse trifle.
Any other big plans for the long holiday weekend? “[President Bush] likes to keep it quiet when he’s away up there, and he likes to spend time with his family,” says White House spokesman Tony Fratto. He adds of the famously fitness-minded Prez, “I’m sure he’ll be on his bike.”