From the Bush White House just now, a Medal of Freedom citation:
Donna Edna Shalala
A distinguished scholar, teacher, academic administrator, and public servant, Donna Shalala has dedicated herself to improving the lives of her fellow citizens. She has devoted her prodigious energies to strengthening a wide range of institutions fundamental to American life. The United States honors Donna Shalala for her leadership and for her determination to ensure that all Americans can enjoy lives of hope, promise, and dignity.
Oh to have one deserving recipient this year who a Democratic president would never even consider….