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What is your opinion of former First Lady Barbara Bush?

Asked by nayeight (3347points) September 2nd, 2008 from iPhone

I don’t know if it’s just me, but she looks like a man. I’ve tried finding other pictures of her but apparently she’s looked like she’s 90 for like 30 years. Now, she might be really nice & she might not but I don’t remember anything about her. What are your thoughts? Could she possibly be the ugliest First Lady in the history of First Ladies?

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AstroChuck's avatar

I thought she was nice when she was First Lady but just about everything I’ve read or heard about her since then has described her as a real bitch.
Now if you want me to be shallow and discuss ugly, maninsh First Ladies then I’d have to go with Eleanor Roosevelt, who was also, in my opinion, the greatest First Lady this country has ever had.

loser's avatar

She might be fun at but parties, but…

jrpowell's avatar

“What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them.” –Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the hurricane evacuees at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 5, 2005

Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it’s gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it’s, it’s not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?
March 18, 2003, on ABC/Good Morning America

tinyfaery's avatar

@jp Yikes. She’s married to an idiot, what else can I say.

marinelife's avatar

She is a frightening woman in sweet, white-haired granny clothing.

lefteh's avatar

JP said it all.

We are hearing the phrase “out of touch” being thrown around in this election to describe both McCain and Obama.

I think it applies best to Ms. Bush.

PupnTaco's avatar

Read (or listen to) Al Franken’s story of his encounter with Babs on an airplane. He made a joke and it didn’t go well, to say the least.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ve read that, as well.

PupnTaco's avatar

“I’m through with you!” ha ha

MacBean's avatar

She did say one thing that I definitely agree with:

“Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, ‘Barbara, you should have remained a virgin.’”

cookieman's avatar

Well she may have been out of touch and dumb as a post, but she could certainly rock a set of pearls.

marinelife's avatar

@MacBean Thanks for my laugh for the day!!!! (I still think of you as original MacBean even though the spelling is different.)

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