My she has come a long way from the woman who almost didn’t allow George W. Bush to run for President stating her concerns of being in the spot light and the pressures of living and raising a family in Washington, DC.
Wow, has that changed. The once shy Laura is now the queen of the ball and has become one of the most loved First Lady’s ever. Her popularity is through the roof and her appeal to Americans transcends gender and political parties.
Last night in Washington, DC at the White House correspondents dinner, Laura Bush stole the show.
Laura Bush, who is often seen smiling sweetly at her husband’s side, stood up just in time to rescue the audience of political heavyweights and Hollywood celebrities from Bush’s retelling of a joke about steel rail “cattle guards” that bombed before a Montana town meeting in March.
“Not that old joke — not again,” Laura Bush said, as her husband willingly relinquished the stage.
“I’ve been attending these dinners for years and just quietly sitting there,” the First Lady told the audience. “Well, I’ve got a few things I want to say for a change.”
Laura Bush has such a presence and calm demeanor that so many can relate to and that subtle sense of humor that is not only appealing but welcome. In today’s environment where individuals think humor is supposed to be mean and vile or has to be riddled with profanity; Laura Bush pulls it off with timing, whit and biting hilarious truth.
Laura Bush also ribbed her husband for his notoriously rowdy youth, but said they were meant to be together.
“I was a librarian that spent 12 hours a day in the library. Yet somehow I met George.”
Who doesn’t love Laura, she has become a roll model or many and has properly redefined the roll of what the First Lady should be. God bless her.
I would be remiss not to mention yet more questionable reporting of a Bush event. From AP comes the following reporting:
First lady Laura Bush stole the show with a surprise comedy routine that ripped President Bush and brought an audience that included much of official Washington and a dash of Hollywood to a standing ovation at a dinner honoring award-winning journalists.
The president began a speech late Saturday at the 91st annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, but was quickly “interrupted” by his wife in an obviously planned ploy.
EARTH TO THE AP, The purpose and theme of this event is to be light-hearted and humorous. “Surprise comedy routine”? The entire evening is a comedy routine, you have covered these events before, right? You remember when Clinton was in the White House. Then in what can only be described as illogic writing and poor editing, AP writes in the very next paragraph, ” “interrupted by his wife in an obviously planned ploy”. So what was it AP, a surprise comedy routine or a planned ploy?
Get a sense of humor. Isn’t that what is one of the real issues that exist today. George W. and Laura Bush seem to have no issue having fun being made of them or making fun of themselves. There is a lot to be said for those who take things so seriously that you can’t find humor in your self.
Update: Trey Jackson video of Laura Bush.