President Bush just welcomed Rear Admiral Stephen Rochon to the position of chief usher of the White House, succeeding Gary Walters after 20 years. Here’s to a long and happy retirement to Mr. Walters and best wishes to the admiral and his new deputy, Dennis Freemyer.
Mr. Walters says that he is looking forward to a nice quiet retirement, managing the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and, on weekends and holidays, planning the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Update: The Wikipedia entry for “Gary Walters” is only for the basketball player. Let’s do something about that, eh?