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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Steve Scully
As President Bush prepares for Thursday's opening of his library on the campus of Southern Methodist University, he's already pushing his younger brother Jeb to begin the next chapter of the Bush family political legacy.
From humble practical beginnings as a source-stroking ritual, the White House Correspondents' Dinner has grown inexorably into an ever-glitzier nexus of power, celebrity and glamour -- until this year.
"Everyone is aware that these are tough economic times for every industry, including our own," he says. "So yes, while the dinner will be a great event, those in attendance will be toning it down. My tux comes from Filene's Basement."