October 28, 2002
BUSH IS EVIL, PART TWO:Bush's Praise for Wife Seen as Put-Downs (JENNIFER LOVEN, October 28, 2002, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
President Bush clearly adores his wife. But his efforts to put that admiration on public display do not always hit the mark.
Warming up an audience in Charlotte, N.C., the president praised Laura Bush's performance as first lady and offered an explanation for her absence. "It's been raining," Bush said, "so she needs to sweep the porch" of their Texas ranch ahead of a visit by the president of China. [...]
Recently, elaborating on what she has brought to the job, Bush cited his wife's calm, steady nature and deep caring for their two daughters. "She's got a great smile," he said in Maine. "She's a class act" was the description in Boston.
The expressions of pride strike some as more patronizing than complimentary.
Here's the second warm-up act leading in to what will likely be the main event later this week, the Bush is a racist stories that the Left closed out the 2000 campaign with too.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 28, 2002 4:31 PM