President Bush awards the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals in Washington.

President Bush awards the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals in Washington.

President George W. Bush (R) laughs as he prepares to presents the 2008 National Medals of Arts to comic book writer Stan Lee during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on November 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)