04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT
No matter who wins the Presidential election today -- if anyone wins today (as experts are saying the final results may not be in until tomorrow, at the earliest) -- one thing is certain: There will be a whole lot of ex-Presidents at the White House on Thursday. The Washington Post reports that former residents George and Barbara Bush (whose son, George W., is in the major heat today), Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Gerald and Betty Ford, and Lady Bird Johnson (widow of Lyndon B. Johnson) are all expected to join current inhabitants Bill and Hillary Clinton (who is in today's race for New York's U.S. senate seat) for a special bash. The occasion is the Executive Mansion's 200th anniversary dinner, and the Carters and the Fords are expected to be staying over. (And in the interest of fair play, the names of George W. Bush's two opponents are Al Gore and Ralph Nader, and Hillary Clinton's foe is Rick Lazio.) And may the best people win.