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Laura Bush: A First Lady who made America proud
Examiner ^ | 4-4-09 | Martha Gore

Posted on 04/08/2009 9:59:12 PM PDT by STARWISE

During a time when young women in the United States have few role models and Britney Spears' misbehavior is fodder for the airwaves, former First Lady Laura Bush continues to represents American womanhood at its best.

While Mrs. Bush may have been thought of as an old style first lady because although she was a woman with strong opinions, she understood that her place in the White House was to bring dignity to her role as the first lady of the land.

The song, "Stand by your man" might describe the way Ms. Bush supported her husband during his presidency. While she did not favor overturning Roe v. Wade, she did it quietly, with her usual reserve.

Mrs. Bush represented something that is not often seen in a political setting: wholesome, not flashy, and doing little to draw attention to herself. This is not to say that she did not make a stand, such as being against the junta in Burma.

Perhaps Laura Bush learned from the first ladies that preceded her: Mamie Eisenhower, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, and Rosalyn Carter. She did not have the glamor of Jackie Kennedy but brought the quiet dignity that exemplified her style.

Now that Ms. Bush has returned to private life, she will continue to be remembered as a First Lady who did America proud.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush43; firstlady; laura; laurabush; rino; whitehouse
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She set the bar high for first ladies: grace, dignity, refinement, kindness, good humor, good works, wifely love and devotion ... and humility ... and she is greatly missed.

1 posted on 04/08/2009 9:59:12 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; AllieOop; ..

~~First-rate First Lady ........... PING!


2 posted on 04/08/2009 10:00:09 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

Both of the Bush ladies are first rate.


3 posted on 04/08/2009 10:01:51 PM PDT by unkus
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To: STARWISE

We’ve sure lost a lot of ground.


4 posted on 04/08/2009 10:02:29 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

...and sleeve material.


5 posted on 04/08/2009 10:04:10 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: STARWISE

Thank you for this thread. I just posted on another thread that I am going off to bed now trying to pretend that this is still our first lady. What a class act. Beautiful inside and out.

God bless.


6 posted on 04/08/2009 10:05:47 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: STARWISE

And now we hear about how the current first lady has great muscle tone in her arms......


7 posted on 04/08/2009 10:05:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: STARWISE

The headline says it all.


8 posted on 04/08/2009 10:07:08 PM PDT by Semper Mark (No Quarter Given.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And diva style false eyelashes.


9 posted on 04/08/2009 10:09:01 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: STARWISE

Laura Bush put the Lady in First Lady.


10 posted on 04/08/2009 10:11:16 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (From the God Who brought you the plague of frogs and boils comes......OBAMA!!!!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
We’ve sure lost a lot of ground.

In an incredible short amount of time

11 posted on 04/08/2009 10:23:40 PM PDT by llevrok (I would rather die, standing up and fighting, than to be on my knees, begging)
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To: STARWISE

Now we have first woman. Or as the rappers say, first **


12 posted on 04/08/2009 10:34:17 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (TOTUS = PONZI)
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To: mockingbyrd
She sure did. The contrast with today's scenario is downright drastic and scary, in every way imaginable.


13 posted on 04/08/2009 10:35:10 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE
Mrs. Bush 'did not have the glamor of Jackie Kennedy...'

That would be because the mainstream media didn't have 'A Slobbering Love Affair' with Mrs. Bush. But the MSM did and does have a sickening, slobbering love affair with the Kennedys and Obamas.

Have you taken a look at a magazine rack lately? Last time I counted about a half a dozen magazines devoted to the Obamas.

14 posted on 04/08/2009 10:40:13 PM PDT by Daaave ("Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends")
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To: STARWISE
I still love Laura Bush, all class all the time, the best, even though I am disappointed in W.
15 posted on 04/08/2009 10:59:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Welcome to the Obama-Democrat Depression.)
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To: STARWISE

You could feel the love! What a shining example of marriage and devotion. They just moved in up the street, but how I wish they were still at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


16 posted on 04/08/2009 11:01:58 PM PDT by Bubbette
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To: Bubbette

Don’t we all. They’re your neighbors ? Wow .. that is special. Have you seen them out and about ? Please give them huge thanks and love from the Dosers, should you see them. We’d love any news on the “Dose” .. which is the monthly thread linked below.

A recent update about Laura:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2220346/posts?page=223#223


17 posted on 04/08/2009 11:08:31 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

She is a truly elegant lady.


18 posted on 04/08/2009 11:13:33 PM PDT by gigster
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To: STARWISE

I did not care for him to much but I always enjoyed seeing her come on the tube for any reason. just a warm, classy lady. that is a wonderful picture of them.


19 posted on 04/08/2009 11:18:11 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

My Belle should have toned arms at her age. It should come natural if you are active. I would be embarassed if the only thing people could compliment was my arms. Crazy talk.


20 posted on 04/08/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: STARWISE
Compare that with the fist bump.

Worlds apart.

Great picture.

21 posted on 04/08/2009 11:38:39 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: STARWISE; Bubbette; Syncro
What a great picture.

Compare with the 'fist bump'.

Somethin' about those eyes just gives me the willies.

22 posted on 04/08/2009 11:51:16 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: STARWISE

Yep Star, she sure is missed. I have a feeling that she will be more and more appreciated as time goes by.


23 posted on 04/09/2009 3:39:07 AM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: STARWISE

After less than three months of Dumbo and Dumb Dora The Bushes look like George Washington and Martha.


24 posted on 04/09/2009 4:14:24 AM PDT by RoadTest (I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6)
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To: STARWISE

Didn’t have “toned” arms though....../sarc


25 posted on 04/09/2009 4:50:20 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Somethin' about those eyes just gives me the willies.

You and me both! It's like their own little code look for 'we fooled em, and we got here, and we're gonna do things OUR way!'

26 posted on 04/09/2009 10:02:32 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: STARWISE
I don't think people realized who we had in Laura Bush until we got the nut who is the present 1st ????. I really miss her. She always knew what to wear and it wasn't the bedspread or her daughters’ sweaters. Who will ever forget that red and black number?
27 posted on 04/09/2009 10:37:01 AM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

She looks like that bride who ran away in GA.


28 posted on 04/09/2009 10:38:59 AM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: STARWISE
Laura Bush: A First Lady who made America proud

Somebody remind me of what she did. Eight years and I can't think of a thing. Did she have a *cause*?

29 posted on 04/09/2009 12:22:50 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Welcome to SOCIALIST AMERICA! The Totalitarians are on the march.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

The internet is your friend.


30 posted on 04/09/2009 12:30:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Did she have a cause?

Yes, she did. She was a school teacher and went all across the country encourageing children to read. She and Jenna wrote a childrens book as well.

The Press did little to campaign for our dear first ladies cause. She was gracious and lovely as well. I miss her.

sw

31 posted on 04/09/2009 12:30:46 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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To: spectre
She [ ] went all across the country encouraging children to read.

Too bad she didn't do anything to advance the cause of Conservatism.

32 posted on 04/09/2009 12:36:23 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Welcome to SOCIALIST AMERICA! The Totalitarians are on the march.)
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To: STARWISE

**Laura Bush: A First Lady who made America proud**

Definitely! And not a bad speaker either.


33 posted on 04/09/2009 2:40:39 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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. . . literacy is such an anti-conservative cause! /sarcasm off


34 posted on 04/09/2009 3:13:39 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: STARWISE
Yea for Laura!--all class.

Michelle Obama=no class.

35 posted on 04/09/2009 5:46:04 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: DrDeb
For some folks around here, literacy is quite obviously at the bottom of the list, DrDeb. ;)

Great First Lady - classiest EVER. Laura worked hard for the freedom of women in Afghanistan (and their literacy), worked with the Millenium Challenge in Africa, and worked for freedom in Burma.

She did more for the cause of freedom than any First Lady has ever done.

And for me, freedom is one of the fundamental conservative principles.

But obviously some around here disagree with the whole fight-for-freedom thing, eh?

Sad.

36 posted on 04/09/2009 8:32:51 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Classy Laura the class act I cant wait to have Kagan on SC that will ensure our freedoms. classy laura abortion supporter freedom is vital to all who want to murder babies. Classy Laura freedom for Gays. Yes the classy one is all for freedoms. let freedom ring!


37 posted on 05/21/2010 8:01:05 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Gasshog
Classiest First Lady ever.

(btw, the hyperbole doesn't earn you debate points. It diminishes them).

38 posted on 05/21/2010 1:00:29 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: NFHale; genetic homophobe; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; dools007; rabscuttle385; AuntB; ...

Best first Lady ever. Still proud.

You have to read Laura’s book, here’s a few samples :

Chapter 7 : Immigration reform : Because we all were illegal immigrants once

Chapter 8 : Compassionate conservatism, because conservatives are not compassionate like me

Chapter 9 : Same-sex marriage, because we need more love in the world.

Chapter 10 : No Child Left Behind , Why the teacher’s union loves your child more than you.

Chapter 11 Judge Sonia Sotomayor :A wise Latino woman on the court can better decide what’s fair for you.

Chapter 12: It’s not a child, it’s a choice. How to move on with your life after getting the ‘good’ news.


39 posted on 05/21/2010 7:53:13 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; AuntB; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker

Laura Bush is a RINO, and any “conservative” who continues to defend her despite knowing of her record is also a RINO.


40 posted on 05/21/2010 8:09:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: sickoflibs

7 & 10 are the best.


41 posted on 05/21/2010 8:11:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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RE :”Laura Bush is a RINO, and any “conservative” who continues to defend her despite knowing of her record is also a RINO.

She’s a RINO?? I thought she was an outright democrat. Well either way she wins the “Not as bad as Michele Obama” toaster award. We can all aspire to that high bar ourselves. To the good times!

Can anyone point me to the latest 'Sanity Island Pray for Bush' thread ?

42 posted on 05/21/2010 8:22:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385; DoughtyOne
Laura Bush is a RINO, and any “conservative” who continues to defend her despite knowing of her record is also a RINO.

You must not have got the memo Rabs, there is a powerful and profound reason why allegedly “conservative” Republican women like Laura Bush, et al, are suddenly coming out in favor of queer marriage, and what it boils down to is that the more homos that tie the knot, establish a “family” and have to earn a living means that there will be more interior decorators to feed the need of those “conservative” Republican women, ditto for more hairdressers.

You see Rabs, Laura is just making America safe for homosexual marriage, just like that babblin' Cindy McCain and her half-wit daughter Meghan.

Now if only those McCain b*tches could convince Laura to hold still long enough to put some duct tape over her piehole, we might be getting somewhere:
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43 posted on 05/22/2010 2:52:29 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, asking you to put aside your common sense and vote for RINOs McCain & Fiorina!)
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To: ohioWfan
She did more for the cause of freedom than any First Lady has ever done

She squandered her chits a couple of weeks ago when she went all pro-choice on Larry King don't you think?

Not good, not good at all...........

44 posted on 05/22/2010 2:58:34 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: mkjessup

You forgot the one of Martin Sheen when he tried to pretend he couldn’t speak up against the war........


45 posted on 05/22/2010 2:59:56 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
You forgot the one of Martin Sheen when he tried to pretend he couldn’t speak up against the war........

Good Morning Lakeshark, and you're absolutely right but I tend to cut Martin Sheen a little bit of slack because he gave a tour de' force (is that right?) performance as 'Greg Stillson' in the original film version of 'The Dead Zone' (and kudos to Christopher Walken too, one of my favorite actors), and if that wasn't enough, I still admire Sheen's role as Michael McCord in 'The California Kid' (1974) a terrific hot rod/murder/corrupt sheriff flick (sheriff played by the late Vic Morrow), so having said all that, I generally dismiss Sheen's political sputterings as his impact in that arena "ain't all that". ;)
46 posted on 05/22/2010 4:03:28 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, asking you to put aside your common sense and vote for RINOs McCain & Fiorina!)
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To: STARWISE; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; sickoflibs; rabscuttle385

Oh starwise, I just LOVE that (post 13) picture! What do you think they’re smiling about?

Here’s a possibility of the thought I imagine they’re communicating to each other in that shot: Laura, “You know Dear, this Satanic Globalist Agenda is intoxicating!” Dubbya,”Yes Dear, and the way we used the pro-lifers to get here was precious.”


47 posted on 05/22/2010 6:39:17 AM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: sickoflibs

Press 1 for English....


48 posted on 05/22/2010 6:41:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Lakeshark
Hey there Lakeshark....

I made the decision yesterday to try to avoid any more threads on Laura Bush.

She's a wonderful, classy, caring woman, I love her, and I'm praying for her.

Thanks for understanding why I'm not going to continue the conversation..

49 posted on 05/22/2010 6:42:50 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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Oh I’m praying for her too, I’m praying that Almighty God will smack some sense into her, meanwhile I’m also praying that she’ll just shut the Hell up instead of feeding the pro-homo lobby and the abortion industry with her clap trap.


50 posted on 05/22/2010 6:49:20 AM PDT by mkjessup
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