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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Remembering Barbara Bush 1925 - 2018

Barbara Bush, who died earlier today at age 92, served as both the First Lady (1989-93) and the Second Lady (1981-89) of the United States. She was married to George H. W. Bush, our 41st President, for 73 years, and she was the mother of George W. Bush, our 43rd President, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida.

Below you can watch her in a 1980 interview, at the 1992 Republican National Convention, on ABC's The Home Show (on October 14, 1992), and in a 2016 interview on CBS This Morning.


Lance said...

To be honest, I never really thought much about Barbara Bush. She never made a serious impression on me -- one way or the other -- but looking back over history, I'd dare to say she was one of the classiest First Ladies this Country ever had (at least in the last 50 or so years).

Christoph said...

Not sure I agree with her being classy at all. She gave the appearance of being "genteel", while espousing some of the most ignorant statements ever. I laud her for her public relations efforts to normalize children with AIDS/HIV and try to reign in the misinformation about contagion spreading at the time. But her tone-deaf comments about the Katrina survivors being better off after their homes were destroyed was incredibly thoughtless. And her stand that she should not be subjected to seeing images of body bags from the Iraq War - her own son's war of choice - because they were of no consequence and her "beautiful mind" should not be troubled by such things took ignorance and lack of empathy to shocking levels, and explained a lot about her own son's lack of empathy. I did agree with one statement she made when she conceded that we had seen "enough Bushes". I could not agree more.