President George W. Bush, right, kisses Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
UPDATE! From Dana Milbank:
With fanfare, they walked into the gilded Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department yesterday: President Bush, the first lady, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Rice's deputy, John Negroponte. They had come to praise great people. Namely, themselves.
As one might expect of a Ceremony to Commemorate Foreign Policy Achievements of the Bush Administration, it did not last very long.