Barbara Bush joins the cult of enamored Michael Phelps fans
"Barbara, 26, often talked about Phelps, 23, with her friends even before the Beijing Olympic Games," the Globe Magazine was quoted as saying.
From her words Barbara apparently admired Phelps' swimming skills and believed he could win many gold medals. Like other American girls, Barbara also regarded Phelps as a charming and handsome athlete, and Prince Charming in her heart.
George Bush was not only with Barbara on this point but also would like to play Cupid.
In order to hook up Barbara with Phelps, George Bush took Barbara to watch Phelps' competition at the National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube where Phelps began his unprecedented eight-gold quest in men's 400 individual medley final on Aug. 10.
After Phelps finnaly won the gold medal, George Bush congratulated Phelps on his success and "incidentally" introduced Barbara to him, according to the Globe Magazine.
On Aug. 17, George Bush appeared very excited of Phelps' achieving historic feat of eight golds and invited him to be a special guest in White House next month.
Bush also mentioned he will let Barbara accompany Phelps during the stay.