Hours after French President Nicolas Sarkozy left Kennebunkport, President Bush attended the wedding ceremony of Cary Gottesman.
She is the daughter of Bush’s longtime friends from Texas, Sandy and Lisa Gottesman, and the sister of Bush’s former personal aide, Blake Gottesman.
Bush was using all the trappings of his family’s oceanfront estate in Maine Saturday as he worked on a cozier relationship with France and its new president.
Privately, Bush and Sarkozy met for about 50 minutes for what the U.S. president called a ":heart-to-heart": talk. Former President George Bush sat in on the session with them.
As if to pound home the point that the event was a casual one, the White House put no seafood entree on the menu in a region renowned for its lobster. Instead, the visiting French president got American picnic fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and fresh dessert.