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Bush Family Christens Aircraft Carrier

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Two Presidents Bush have helped christen America's newest aircraft carrier.

The current president and first lady joined the 41st president and his wife at Northrop-Grumman's Newport News, Virginia, shipyard for the christening of the George H.W. Bush.

It's the tenth and last of the Navy's Nimitz-class carriers. The eleven-hundred-foot behemoth is slated to enter service in late 2008.

Speaking at the ceremony, the president said, "I know you join me in saying to our father, President Bush, your ship has come in."

The president's sister, Doro Bush Koch (kuk), smashed a bottle of sparkling wine against the ship's enormous gray bow.

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