Today is running a fluff story on the "lost art of love letter writing", and Jenna Bush was the correspondent. She interviewed grandparents from both sides and had them reading letters they sent to each other during WWII and beyond.
Towards the end, George HW was reading a letter from one of their anniversaries, and started choking up, which then got Jenna tearing up, and through the sniffling, Barbara (that's former first lady, not former party girl) decides to break the mood by proclaiming: You could be Speaker of the House!
This reminds me why I prefer her to her husband. Are there first ladies you'd have rather kept around and had their husband take a hike?
Not really, but I prefer H.W. to Barbara
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I think it was funny. I don't begrudge Boehner for the tears, but honestly, it's not real surprising that people joke about it. I mean, Pelosi got plenty of plastic surgery jokes thrown around when her name was mentioned. As for her lightening the mood, I think some of the best relationships have a strange balance that might not be obvious to everyone else, but maybe this is her balancing her DH? IDK. I won't begrudge her a little PC free joke.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:02 AM on Feb. 14, 2011
Are there first ladies you'd have rather kept around and had their husband take a hike?
Personally, I don't care about the First Ladies... They don't impact policy.... My concern are the spending of First families... I think they should be given a cap on spending for trips, parties, etc.... After they spend the taxpayer funded cap, they are on their own on travels, etc... I would love to see a first family live within a REAL budget to set an example for the Americans who follow them.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:37 AM on Feb. 14, 2011
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