As The Wife Of The Leader of the free world, I am still a free woman, free to say what I think about a Supreme Court nominee. But when I was reading this, even I found this odd:
Even Laura Bush—the President's safety valve in times of trouble—irked grouchy conservatives with a mild comment on NBC's Today show.
Hey Conservatives, Kiss My White Ass. Nobody elected me so-- Excuse me. That was not very ladylike, was it? When my most mild comments strike some conservatives as harsh, I am liberal in finding my solution. As the wife of a President whom some people think has lost his grip, I hold onto what is important in my life right now starting with this margarita and my Zanax prescription.
NO TRUTH TO RUMOR Laura Bush will kick the ass of anyone who has a bad word to say about her Bush. [story]
. . . . it could be difficult to discern whose fortunes will be lifted higher -- the displaced victims of two hurricanes or the White House, which was widely perceived as slow to understand their pain.
Which is probably why the Bush team contacted the show for a booking instead of the other way around. The series was ranked among the top 15 shows last season with an average 15.8 million viewers. Airing Sunday nights, it is considered one of the strongest family hours on television.
"We got a call from the White House saying, 'What are you doing and if you need help, just let us know,' " Forman said. "We said here's what we're doing and if the first lady would like to join us, we'd love to have her."
THE HERETIK HAS NO COMMENT but if he did, it would be oy.
I AM SO SICK AND TIRED of all these other women in my man George Bush’s life. I don’t count Condi Kinda Nasty or Karen Huge because I’m not sure they are women. When I need some “down” time, thank god for the Secret Service, if you know what I mean. And thank god Georgetown isn’t part of Alabama with those ridiculous laws on sex toys.
AS THE WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE MOTHER OF TWO ACTIVE DAUGHTERS I have a special view on how some are politicizing this mess caused by Hurricane Katrina. Right now Katrina is like the other woman in the White House. HAVE YOU HEARD PLANNED PARENTHOOD has asked for assistance for victims and been MOCKED for that? Planned Parenthood seems to think some people just go on about their lives in times of disaster doing the things they always do. Some people go on about their lives a lot more than others, sometimes two or three times a day. Stress takes away from some people what they most used to enjoy. Look at me and learn. AS MY MAMA USED TO SAY when times get tough, some people screw like rabbits, others just go rabid. But there are no rabid rabbits.
AS A FORMER TEACHER for six months and as the wife of a man who spends too much time outside the house clearing brush, I know what one finger can do. One finger can really change your day!
WHO CAN FORGET what a lift THISHERE IRAQI lady SAFIA TALEB AL-SUHAIL and her finger gave us at my husband’s STATE OF THE UNION address last January? And who can forget how magical that moment was when JANET NORWOOD, the mother of that Marine who died, and Safia just by accident discovered they had this special bond that mere politics could not manipulate? Hugs, everybody. My eyes and everything else went all moist in that moment.
NOW I HEARD Safia wants to give my husband a different finger because she thinks George is screwing women in Iraq with that new IRAQI CONSTITUTION thing. Safia could not be more mistaken. Take it from me! I know! George is not screwing women anywhere.
THIRTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY RICHARD NIXON RESIGNEDHe won the previous election in a landslide, with a huge "mandate," but was done in by the discovered mistakes of others fostered by a culture dedicated to complete power and secrecy. Sound familiar?
A MESSAGE FROM FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH As a former teacher and librarian for six months, I can tell you I appreciate the importance of a good book, particularly a good history book. And as First Lady of the United States and the only woman in your president’s thoughts, I can sincerely tell you how proud I was of my husband when it seemed everywhere we went we were the center of attention in 2001.
As a wife, a historian, as an American with a burning desire for truth, I can tell you my husband was right when he summed up his first year in office and the year of September 11, 2001 thusly: "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me."
We would not be where we are and we would not face our fabulous future together if my husband did not have such great insights into history. As far as the present goes, never you mind about those Downing Street Memos. As George likes to say, they were all written in British anyway.
Even after his rather stiff performance in his speech in front of the troops last night at Fort Bragg, you can count on George to be stiff in his resolve and stiff in all other things as well. I know I will. Laura Bush
As a former teacher for six months and as a wife of a President, I have a unique perspective on running for president. While some have speculated I would run after my husband, the truth is in our house, white or otherwise, the president has always run after me.