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The Governors' Dinner at the White House
The President and First Lady welcomed the National Governors Association to the White House on Sunday for the 2009 Governors’ Dinner. “The White House is the place where our bond as Americans is strengthened,” said Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary. “We look forward to welcoming the nation’s governors to celebrate our democratic ideals, our diversity, our shared values and the best of the American spirit.”
White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses shows off the desserts offered at this evenings Governors' dinner to First Lady Michelle Obama and culinary students from L'Academie de Cuisine during the Governors' dinner preview in the White House kitchen. The First Lady has been working on the details for many weeks.
Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama make their way from the State Dining Room to the East Room. The event will also showcase performances by the Marine Corps band and Earth Wind and Fire, the jazz and rhythm and blues group from the 1970s with Chicago roots.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and his wife Diane Patrick
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and his daughter Anna
Florida Governor Charlie Crist and his wife Carole
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour
New York Governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his wife Anita
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers