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First Lady Receives High Marks From Laura Bush
KTVT11 ^ | 07/31/2009 | PAT EATON-ROBB

Posted on 07/31/2009 12:39:10 PM PDT by Dallas59

Michelle Obama's performance as first lady is getting high marks from her predecessor, Laura Bush.

Speaking to The Associated Press after a change of command ceremony for the USS Texas submarine in Connecticut, Bush says she's watched the current first lady from afar and is impressed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush; firstlady; flotusmichelle; laurabush; niceness; obama
Mrs. Bush is high class....and she's being nice.
1 posted on 07/31/2009 12:39:11 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Bless her heart.


2 posted on 07/31/2009 12:40:13 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Dallas59

Mrs Bush is the epitome of grace and class.


3 posted on 07/31/2009 12:40:34 PM PDT by rahbert ("when they feel the heat they'll see the light")
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To: Dallas59

Oh yes, Michelle Obama is just awesome. AFK, vomiting.


4 posted on 07/31/2009 12:41:02 PM PDT by chris37
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To: rahbert

‘Mrs Bush is the epitome of grace and class.’

No surprise here. She’s awesome.


5 posted on 07/31/2009 12:41:43 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Dallas59
Bush says she's watched the current first lady from afar and is impressed.

From afar is indeed the best way to watch her.

Up close and you get less impressed:


6 posted on 07/31/2009 12:42:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Dallas59

The Bush family needs to stop worrying so much about being “nice” and start being honest. Both 0bamas are a pox on our country and are not deserving of praise.

This is just another example of why I’ll never vote for another Bush in my life. They keep thinking that if they’re just “nice” to the opposition they’ll be respected and admired and then liked by the Dems. It’ll never happen because Dems don’t work that way. Bush family members don’t seem capable of learning that.


7 posted on 07/31/2009 12:43:04 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Birther and proud of it. I want the TRUTH exposed. NOW!!! ))))
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To: joejm65

I don’t think we have ever heard Mrs Bush say a negative thing about anyone. If someone close to me too the sort of abuse and derision directed at her husband, I wouldn’t be able to remain so serene about it. Not surprising at all that she would have kind words for her successor.


8 posted on 07/31/2009 12:44:33 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Dallas59

Laura is first and foremost, a lady. She walks in beauty, kindness, class and grace. She would never, ever utter an unkind word, unlike her harridan predecessor and successor.


9 posted on 07/31/2009 12:44:50 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Dallas59

Yes, Laura’s a nice lady. But frankly this is eyewash.

Better if she had followed the ancient rule: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

It’s not Laura’s job to attack Michelle. But neither is it her job to defend her. It’s not as if Michelle doesn’t have US, People, Time, Atlantic, and everyone else saying how wonderful she is.


11 posted on 07/31/2009 12:46:15 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Nailed it after 11 posts


12 posted on 07/31/2009 12:47:59 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: Dallas59
In New York, if people like you, or something you did (or cooked, or whatever), they say nothing. If they don't like you (or what you did, or cooked, or whatever) they say, "Oh, it was great!"

Some kind of funky urban survival skill, I guess. Tied in with the rampant passive-aggressiveness that passes for politeness here.

Not saying Mrs. Bush is like that...just saying.

13 posted on 07/31/2009 12:48:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: Inspectorette

Those words are so sweet from a decent lady-—but my teeth are developing cavities by just listening to that sugary syrup.


14 posted on 07/31/2009 12:48:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Dallas59

Michelle needs to copy more than just First Lady Laura Bush’s hairstyle.


15 posted on 07/31/2009 12:52:57 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: Dallas59

What else would she say?? After all, she ISN’T a Clinton!!!


16 posted on 07/31/2009 12:57:59 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Dallas59

The Associated Press know an easy target when they see one.

When did they ever chase after Hillary Clinton for nice words about Laura Bush when she was First Lady?

Laura Bush should have asked them that.


17 posted on 07/31/2009 1:04:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (...and never forget that!)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Like Melanie in Gone with the Wind, Laura Bush seems incapable of thinking ill of someone. I guess she is far more a lady than I am. I calls ‘em as I sees ‘em.


18 posted on 07/31/2009 1:04:37 PM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Dallas59

Well, being nice never did anything to help Bush or push his agenda.

Secondly, why does Laura Bush (whom I respect more than any other first lady) have to say anything even? What in the world is she IMPRESSED BY???????


19 posted on 07/31/2009 1:06:47 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Dallas59

She is being gracious, as always.


20 posted on 07/31/2009 1:08:47 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Amen!!


21 posted on 07/31/2009 1:11:07 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: DustyMoment

Was she ASKED her opinion of Michele???
OR...did she VOLUNTEER IT????? If she was asked I could see her bending words to be nice. However, if she volunteered it is just not wise. But then again...Bush, Sr. and Ole willie were close friends. Go figure. Guess I have more aliengence to my family than those in public office...especially once I am out of the lime light. I think the only really, honest, fortright person is First Lady BARBARA BUSH and her daughter.
Bush never learsn. Now Obama is beginning to blame him and yet the Bush’s still speak so nicely? Sorry...I don’t agree. Guess I should say they are bigger and nicer people than me and mine but I won’t because they are not.


22 posted on 07/31/2009 1:11:35 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Two Kids' Dad

“The Bush family needs to stop worrying so much about being “nice” and start being honest.”

My thoughts from the very beginning. She is making the situation worse.

They need to keep their mouths shut and go away forever if they won’t help us in this awful situation we are in instigated by Clinton and then Bush.

The Bushes know very well the cheeky Kenyan bastard is not a legal U.S citizen and yet they defend them.


23 posted on 07/31/2009 1:11:41 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) ( ches)
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To: luvEastTenn

Because you call them as you see them does not mean you are not a lady. It just means you are honest. I made mention of that in my own post.


24 posted on 07/31/2009 1:13:18 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Dallas59

Laura Bush is a first class LADY. I have no problems with her praising Michelle. For those Freepers who are so far gone into ODS that it bothers them, I say, get a friggin life, sheesh...


25 posted on 07/31/2009 1:13:20 PM PDT by Paradox (Obama - Harvard = Sharpton {thanks to sfvgto})
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To: Dallas59

Laura Bush may be “nice”, but she did NOTHING in her 8 years in the White House. Whereas Hillary Clinton was practically a Co-President.


26 posted on 07/31/2009 1:15:16 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Only dead fish go with the flow. -- Sarah Palin)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Laura Bush may be “nice”, but she did NOTHING in her 8 years in the White House.

Oh, really?

27 posted on 07/31/2009 1:17:42 PM PDT by library user
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To: Dallas59

What else would she say. Laura Bush is the ultimate Lady. She has class galore.


28 posted on 07/31/2009 1:24:15 PM PDT by mom-7
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Laura Bush may be “nice”, but she did NOTHING in her 8 years in the White House.

Last I noticed, Laura Bush's name wasn't on the ballot. We didn't elect her to do anything. If she did do something, as Hitlery Clinton allegedly did, then she was acting outside of her role.

29 posted on 07/31/2009 1:26:24 PM PDT by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success.)
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To: Dallas59

Further proof that Mrs. Laura Bush is a gracious woman.


30 posted on 07/31/2009 1:27:00 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: the invisib1e hand

All that tells me is that perhaps you should consider moving out of New York.

;^)


31 posted on 07/31/2009 1:29:11 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Dallas59
Uhhhh?

So nicness is more important than truth?

I dissent.

32 posted on 07/31/2009 1:36:54 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Dallas59

33 posted on 07/31/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Cicero
Totally agree.

No way is a lady of Laura's class impressed by the tasteless behavior of her successor.

34 posted on 07/31/2009 1:49:40 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: WayneS

you know it’s true love when somehow you can put up with it, perhaps even find it endearing.


35 posted on 07/31/2009 2:15:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: Dallas59

Yep. More fluff from a liberal Rino. Just like this remark:

Article: Laura Bush glad Obama picked woman for high court

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2267090/posts

“”I think she sounds like a winner and a good nominee,” Bush said of Sonia Sotomayor, the federal appeals judge Obama picked.”


36 posted on 07/31/2009 2:17:44 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Dallas59
Mrs. Bush is high class....and she's being nice.

Sums it up perfectly.

37 posted on 07/31/2009 2:19:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dallas59

Q: What do you think of the job that MO is doing?

A: Will you look at those flowers over there? They’re really quite lovely. Sorry, what did you ask me? Gotta run.


38 posted on 07/31/2009 2:21:00 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: TNCMAXQ
I don’t think we have ever heard Mrs Bush say a negative thing about anyone. If someone close to me too the sort of abuse and derision directed at her husband, I wouldn’t be able to remain so serene about it.

I think that it is that serenity that keeps the wrinkles out of her face. That is why I put on my Laurabush before I leave the house and check in the mirror to see that I still have it on before I exit the car.


39 posted on 07/31/2009 2:21:06 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Laura Bush may be “nice”, but she did NOTHING in her 8 years in the White House. Whereas Hillary Clinton was practically a Co-President.

Nothing? How about Helping America's Youth initiative and Foundation For America's Libraries. At least she wasn't tossing ash trays, making antisemitic remarks about the help and facilitating communism to our country.

40 posted on 07/31/2009 2:22:32 PM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: Dallas59

LOL - I’m guessing any praise from a Bush is just infuriating to MO. She probably sees it as being condescending.


41 posted on 07/31/2009 2:26:04 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Dallas59

Has Laura been hitting the sauce with George?


42 posted on 07/31/2009 3:43:34 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sarajevo

Laura Bush is proving she’s an idiot just like her husband


43 posted on 08/02/2009 3:41:55 PM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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