Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I pick on Laura

because Karen Hughes has been notably absent:

First Lady Appears on 'Tonight Show'

By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ, Associated Press Writer

BURBANK, Calif. - Despite her popularity, first lady Laura Bush says she's not interested in running for higher office.
The first lady, who has appeared on the "Tonight Show" four times since President Bush was elected, was in Southern California to visit schools and promote an education initiative for at-risk youth.


During the show, the former teacher and librarian talked about her recent trip to Afghanistan.

"It was an honor to be able to bring the best wishes of American women to the women of Afghanistan," she said.

At one point, Leno ribbed the first lady about recent television footage showing her husband and a Saudi diplomat holding hands, asking if she ever became jealous.

"It was actually very sweet," Bush laughed.

"You're a very understanding wife," cracked Leno.

"Understanding" = tripped out on Xanax. And my best wishes aren't what the Afghani women need. Try "civil rights."