Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Ex-First Lady Laura Bush on President Obama: Thurmbs Up!
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Let me tell you, this is a bit of a mindf***er. At a United Nations meeting in Paris, where Mrs. Bush was promoting literacy, she told CNN, among other things:
● Obama "is doing a good job."
● On the ridiculous brouhaha over BHO addressing the nation's schoolchildren: "I think there is a place for the president ... to talk to schoolchildren and encourage them."
● She does not think it is fair for Obama to be labeled a "socialist"
● On her husband George failing to work in a bipartisan manner: "He was disappointed that that was not the way it worked out in Washington."
● Paradoxically, she criticized the excessive partisanship of Washington, while she expressed gratitude for Cheney's decision to vocally "defend her husband's performance," even though he is one of the torch bearers for destructive partisanship.
● While she defended Cheney, she also said her husband still speaks with Cheney "occasionally." As you know, those last couple of years they were at odds, particularly over Bush's refusal to pardon Cheney's henchman Scooter Libby.