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) shakes hands with comic book writer Stan Lee after presenting him with the 2008 National Medals of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on November 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)