Skip to comments.Laura Bush glad Obama picked woman for high court
Posted on 06/08/2009 5:50:37 AM PDT by maggief
WASHINGTON Former first lady Laura Bush says she's pleased that President Barack Obama nominated a woman for the Supreme Court.
"I think she sounds like a winner and a good nominee," Bush said of Sonia Sotomayor, the federal appeals judge Obama picked.
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Laura Bush: W. ‘Owes’ Obama Silence
Exclusive: Former First Lady: Sotomayor ‘Interesting’ Choice, Michelle Obama ‘Doing Terrific’
By LEE FERRAN
June 8, 2009
Oh, for God’s sake. I am so sick of these elites who couldn’t think their way out of a paper bag.
Good grief! No doubt she was behind the Harriet Myers fiasco.
Laura’s just being a class act.
I don’t think that’s an official endorsement.
My low esteem for pro-abort Laura just went lower.
Laura, dear, Obama has plenty of cheerleaders in Big Media. He really doesn’t need you too.
I generally like Laura: she’s a classy lady and I’m very much missing that in today’s White House. However, it is time for the Bush’s to go away. They made some good solid contributions, but they also helped diminish the GOP. Just go and enjoy a quiet retirement — let Cheney do the talking now, OK?
I don’t associate class with sexist platitudes.
What did you expect? That she slit the neck of a rooster, drink his blood, and curse Sotomayor on national TV?
Don’t forget that the “Wanted Dead or Alive” talk for Osama was too tough for sensitive Laura. She did her part all along to bring us to the Obamanation. She ought to keep her big fat stupid mouth shut.
Laura missing the spotlight?
George Bush was never a conservative, and I doubt his wife is/was either ...
The more she opens her mouth the more she should keep it closed.
Joining her husband in defense of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Laura Bush today called her a “role model for young women around the country” and suggested that sexism was a “possible” reason for the heavy criticism of the nomination.
“I know Harriet well,” the first lady said. “I know how accomplished she is. I know how many times she’s broken the glass ceiling. . . . She’s very deliberate and thoughtful and will bring dignity to wherever she goes, certainly the Supreme Court.” ...
Asked by host Matt Lauer if sexism might be playing a role in the Miers controversy, she said, “It’s possible. I think that’s possible. . . . I think people are not looking at her accomplishments.”
And George was a screw also.
She is just being gracious.
How are REPUBLICANS ever going to distinguish themselves if they agree with everything Obama is doing??
Laura is being polite, as she always has been.
Not a big deal imo.
Yes. Obviously. But watch all the knee-jerk hysteria here.
Mrs. Bush was asked a gotcha question and she replied graciously, thereby defusing the situation.
Agreed. The last thing she wants is to become embroiled in a ginned-up controversy with the Obama's. The press is eager for any diversion from just how bad the O administration sux and Laura would get the Cheny/Palin treatment ad infinitum. This is a smart, albeit unrewarding way to handle it.
Every time a Bush says or does something stupid, it’s a sign of class.
“I think she sounds like a winner and a good nominee...”
“...we need a racist on the Supreme Court as well as in the White House. It’s only fair. George! I said two olives in my martini damn it!”
I think it would have been “classier” to keep her mouth shut.
Laura is no doubt in negotiations for a book deal, and this is an attempt to increase the size of the advance...a hint, a whiff, that she’ll come out against some of W’s actions and policies...the long suffering spouse can finally break her silence..
You can bet CNN, MSDNC, Chuckie Schumer, et alwill be using this soundbite to marginalize those that opppose her.
I respect W and Laura but they are squishy get-alongers. They are the antithesis to the Cheneys.
Going on Good Morning America isn’t classy. It’s idiotic.
Sounds like the “Meghan McCain Wing” of the GOP is growing.
To tell you the truth, I never related much to Laura. I think she is “nice”, attractive, and a good mother. That said, I dont think she is a deep thinker or spends much time on current events, philosophy, or political thought. So her opinions have little weight on me. I’ve often wondered though why Condi and her were so close and what did Condi see that I didn’t.
Of course they asked her a gotcha question. That’s what they do. Laura doesn’t know this? What did she expect? Obama treatment?
It would be nice to find out what she actually said.
I’d find it hard to support any candidate who said the following:
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasnt lived that life.”
Throw in that she’s been a member of La Raza, and well, I don’t know how you make a positive statement about the woman—neutral at best.
sometimes ppl here forget why we hate bush and mccain. These folks NEVER fight BACK and always say nice thing about their political enemies just as they backstab them
They’ve already started.
Laura Bush is a great lady. She needs to stay away from opining on SCOTUS appointments though.
Sorry, being a class act here would be saying that like her husband she is not going to speak out on the new President’s choices and decisions.
That way she would not be speaking against Sotomayor despite herself apparently being a supportive liberal—but she wouldn’t be speaking against the interests of the party that put her husband in power either.
The Bush Dynasty needs to take its place on the ash heap of history.
My plethora of rich cultural experiences as a middle class white guy say otherwise.
“...always say nice thing about their political enemies...”
And these enemies are not just the Dems. Bush was the “Religion of Peace” spokesman and increased Mohammedan immigration AFTER 9/11.
Thank you Prez Bush for turning Shelbyville, Tennessee into a Muzzie Hell Hole.
She's Laura Bush, not Michael Savage.
I don't understand your post.
NEVER give the enemy ammunition to use against you!
Question for Mrs, Bush, from a fellow female: What the heck difference does the gender of the justice make?!
You are reacting to the first three words of the headline, and your subsequent comments leave the impression that you didn’t read the article.
And nobody comments about her qualifications and past rulings. The only comments are about .......................
She is a woman of much grace and decency. I wouldn’t expect her to say anything less, truthfully.
“You are reacting to the first three words of the headline, and your subsequent comments leave the impression that you didnt read the article.”
I posted two articles and left one comment saying it would have been best to keep her mouth shut, ... like her husband.
Correction: I also posted the comment on Harriet Miers.