George H. W. Bush with Barack Obama - WH photoEven though they voted for his opponent, former Republican President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are congratulating the Democrat, President Barack Obama as he begins his second term.

The 88-year-old former president issued a statement Monday saying, “Barbara and I send President and Mrs. Obama — and their wonderful girls — our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. May Almighty God bless them and our wonderful country over the next four years.”

(READ the AP story via US News)

White House photo from 2010 – by Pete Souza

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