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Bush: Ringing the New Year

From NBC's John Yang
President Bush and the First Lady will ring in the New Year at the Prairie Chapel Ranch outside Crawford, Texas.

Well, sort of.

It depends on what your definition of "ring in" is, Yang adds. If it means being up to celebrate the stroke of midnight and the first seconds of 2008, not so much. Think more like being in bed, having been asleep for hours. Unlike his predecessor, Bush is hardly a night owl, preferring to be in bed by 9:00 pm. or so.

As Laura Bush teased him during her monologue at the 2005 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: "George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you're going to have to stay up later."