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A Political Stanley

WELCOME: President Bush poses with Flat Stanley. The character was also in the crowd attending his inaugural ball. (Paul Morse / White House)
Flat Stanley visited the Press Briefing Room, where he helped White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer with the daily briefing. (White House)
VISITING: Stanley fills in then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice after substituting for her at a staff meeting. (White House)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and California State Treasurer Phil Angelides talk following a debate in Sacramento. In their hands is Flat Stanley, which belongs to the Governor’s son, Christopher. (Brian Baer / AP)
Flat Stanley (Dale Hubert, xx)