What are Presidential friends for, if not for a nice dinner party right after a divorce?
President Bush will welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Washington on November 6-7, 2007, for his first visit here as President. The President and Mrs. Bush will host President Sarkozy at a dinner at the White House on November 6. On November 7, the two leaders will visit Mount Vernon, the historic home of George Washington, to hold further discussions.
The stunt of heading down to Mount Vernon is presumably for a photo-shoot of the two leaders strolling around the trees that are descended from the original GW's trees, symbolizing ... something or other. The speechwriters are already frantically using The Google to come up with material.