Skip to comments.LAURA BUSH SAYS HILLARY KEPT BAD HOUSE; WEST WING DECORATIONS WERE GAUDY, OUTDATED
Posted on 04/02/2006 4:21:23 PM PDT by RWR8189Edited on 04/02/2006 4:48:26 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX APRIL 02, 2006 19:02:31 ET XXXXX
LAURA BUSH SAYS HILLARY KEPT BAD HOUSE; WEST WING DECORATIONS WERE GAUDY, OUTDATED
First Lady Laura Bush believes Hillary Clinton did not keep good house during her time as first lady, a new book will charge.
Ron Kessler, a former investigative reporter for the WASHINGTON POST and the WALL STREET JOURNAL, is set to unleash his account of Laura Bush.
On December 18, 2000, just after the Supreme Court ruled on the election, Hillary Clinton gave Laura Bush a tour of the White House. The incoming-First Lady was dismayed at what she saw: Not only were carpets and furnishings fraying and in disrepair in the West Wing and public areas, the Oval Office was done in loud colorsred, blue, and gold! The East Wing was cut up into small offices and had exposed electrical conduits. Many of the furnishings looked dated.
Laura Bush noted how the Lincoln Bedroom looked worn out.
Laura was appalled at the way the Clintons left the White House and Hillary Clinton's gaudy, outdated taste in decorating, reveals the new book, LAURA BUSH: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT.
The book, which will be published by DOUBLEDAY on Tuesday, is the only book to be written about Laura Bush with White House cooperation.
Elsewhere in AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT: After NEWSWEEK ran a Periscope item claiming the U.S. military had flushed a Koran down a toilet, leading to rioting, Laura ordered: "I don't want NEWSWEEK around the house!"
Laura Bush became so disgusted with the media and their war against her husband that at one point, she told her public relations person Noelia Rodriguez she did not want to do any more media interviews. After about a month, she slowly resumed talking to the press.
A close friend of Laura's, Pamela Nelson, asks Laura how she's doing. Laura replies, "Well, it's the Kitty Kelly book and Dan Rather this week..."
Nancy Weiss, a Bush family intimate, told Kessler, "She torments herself by reading the WASHINGTON POST and the NEW YORK TIMES, " and added, "A Texas Monthly article (based on a book by a Washington Post reporter ) said she is a 'bad mom.' She handles it calmly but I can tell things like that do upset her."
I remember watching TV the day the Clintons gave the Bushs that tour. I will never forget Hillary greeting Laura like she was her long lost best friend when I knew that inside Hillary was filled with hatred. I thought at the time "We will really have to watch this woman. She is one of the best actresses I have ever seen." Of course we don't know what went on in private, but I thought it was an extraordinary performance.
Hillary was probably thinking OK Laura, don't forget our plan for 8 years from now. You will be showing me the house again. Yes, Laura I know I promised not to interfer in the 2004 election and YES I will make sure that Bill keeps his big mouth shut. Boy Laura I am so glad that we made this deal. Don't forget that after W gets reelected, we made the deal that he will start making strange decisions. Oh this is going to be the perfect plan. Laura you are brilliant now lets go tell our husbands, they will love it since they are so close you know.
This doesn't match Mrs. Bush's MO.
Laura is so fine.
Thanks, Howlin, for posting that picture and reminding everyone just how dishonorable, undignified and classless the Clintons and their friends are.
"...the Sludge Report"?
Call Matt Drudge what you will...I believe it was the CLINTONS who first used the expression "sludge report". It was Matt Drudge who first reported about the 'blue dress' and the stain.
I know some of Laura Welch Bush's friends and relatives. She is ONE class act. Please never get Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton confused. They are both intelligent women, but we all understand the difference in class and trailer trash.
Seriously, I remember when Reagan took over in 81 and the stories came out concerning the condition of the Carter White House. White trash is white trash.
Was she (Catherine Cornelius) the Arkansas bimbo hired by Hillary to a governor's mansion (statepaid job) offcial position who ended up being Chelsea's "nanny" for 6 years?
I didn't think that we would be talking about the Arkansas mafia six years after they left office!
Rereading those early investigative reports last night was a blast! Didn't we have fun! 'Pity the pictures of our finds are now lost, but to use a now all too familiar phrase....they're SEARED into our memory banks. LOL.
My comment had nothing to do with Laura, and everything to do with Matt Drudge getting to be worse than the National Enquirer
Except for the one where the eyes no longer lit up.
Maybe the good stuff was already in the van traveling up to Chappaqua (sp?).
What do you expect... when the head of the family is a sink-jerker.
Saddest part. They think they have class! LOLOL.....more like tacky tacky tacky trash.
Worth noting: hillary's decorating is no more risible, unsubtle or corrupt than her politics.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.