Bush to skip Obama inauguration


(CNN) — Neither former President George H.W. Bush nor his son former President George W. Bush will attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama.Both attended Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, when the younger Bush’s second term ended. Former presidents often attend inaugurations and have prominent seats alongside legislators, Supreme Court justices and other dignitaries. This will be the first inauguration that the elder Bush has missed since 1997, according to spokesman Jim McGrath. That year, former President Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/18/bushes-will-not-attend-inauguration/