February 9, 2006

82% of Americans approve of Bush.

Laura Bush. She's really popular.

19 comments:

Goesh said...

she doesn't smirk and fumble her words like a certain other person does - you know darn well George spills food all over the table and himself most every meal and Laura graciously reminds him to wipe his chin

AllenS said...

"George, I many times do I have to tell you, don't wear brown shoes with your black suit!"

Word verification: quxxxo

Dirty quxxo.

AJD said...

Since Laura Bush doesn't actually have a job, it is difficult to imagine how she could be doing it poorly.

Goesh said...

I suspect her job is to direct George in the tasks of distinguishing his emotional states and reasoning to insure that he fully understands both and can properly align both, since most men have big problems in this area, myself included.

AJD said...

In that case, she is failing miserably.

AlanDownunder said...

It's a sympathy vote.

Ann Althouse said...

George O: Read the linked article. Some First Ladies inspire antagonism -- for example, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton.

AJD said...

I did read the article, professor.

I thought comments were for our own thoughts. And my thought is that "First Lady" is not a job, so it makes no sense to say someone is doing it well or not.

Yes, others have provoked antagonism. So that means that Laura is bland. Yipee.

Also, her hubby's ratings are extremely low -- a fact you don't want to recognize.

So I'm with a landownerunder: it's a sympathy vote.

katiebakes said...

George O, I don't know about that.

I'm sure there are many people, women especially -- I am thinking about my mother here -- who would identify the "job" of the First Lady as including roles like diplomat, cultural consultant, philanthrophist, hostess, volunteer, etc.

My mother loves the First Lady and would enthusiastically answer yes to a poll like this. I'm sure there are many others like her who are not voting out of sympathy.

Meade said...

She'd make a great first lady president if Condi truly doesn't want to go first.

XWL said...

How Dare YOU!! HOW DARE YOU!!

How dare you say anything nice about anyone with the last name Bush.

Don't you know he (he's so awful we can't ever name him) personally caused global warming, the Iraq War, the new Ken doll, and the increase in obesity nationwide?

Trying to thinkleft is hard, dirty work. I need a shower now.

Craig Ranapia said...

OK, GeorgeO. Perhaps I have a little more sympathy being a corporate spouse , and having the scar-tissue on the inside of my lip and hours of meaningless but pleasant small talk to go with it.

reader_iam said...

"First Lady" is not a job?

Sure as hell is work, though.

RogerA said...

George O: clearly much before your time, in a more civilized environment, but Eleanor Roosevelt didnt have a job either, I think she set the standard for first ladies. And you are right--the comments section permits you to make an ass of yourself with no one helping you.

ChrisO said...

Nancy Reagan was seen as somewhat manipulative, and Hilary Clinton obviously has her own issues. Laura Bush has barely spoken on television, so I would guess that even most of the negative votes are a reflection of her husband. Plus, she's not bad looking, which always helps.

And XWL, is there a point at which you're going to realize that that stuff is neither original or funny? I mean geez, bring a little something to the table, wouldya?

Mastiff said...

Q: How many unhinged liberals does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: That's not funny!!

downtownlad said...

What has she actually done? She'll probably be one of the least remembered first ladies ever.

Someone like Barbara Bush had a much larger presence than Laura.

Henry said...

Who?

ChrisO said...

Mastiff

I'm guessing your remark is meant to reflect the idea that I objected to xwl's comment because I'm too thin-skinned to appreciate a humorous jab. What I was saying, if you read my comment, was that humor works a little better when it's somewhat original, and hasn't been recycled a thousand times. I've been a stand-up comic for 14 years, and hack material always bugs me.

By the way, your comment is in the same category. I think I first heard it applied to feminists, and to other groups many times since. Would you repeat a comment someone wrote on another blog as your own? Then get your own jokes.