When the President of China came to town, President Bush invited Michelle Kwan to sit at the head table at the official reception.

Last week, it was the Prime Minister of Japan. Kristi Yamaguchi and Rene Inoue, front and center.

When the Bulgarian ambassador comes to lunch next week, will we see Angela Nikodinov?

I have mixed feelings about what message is being sent here. Why not invite Kristi to meet the President of France, or Michelle to hobnob with the President of Argentina?

When Mr. Bush travels to other counties, do they trot out sucessful citizens whose families immigrated there from the U.S.?