November 3, 2002 |
Laura Bush, a librarian by profession, is spending a rare weekend as a campaigner, politicking for Republicans in a four-state swing from New Hampshire to South Dakota. The venture by the first lady, who normally avoids campaigning, is a sign of how seriously her husband's administration is taking Tuesday's midterm elections.
July 27, 2001 |
Recalling her difficulties decades ago as a new teacher, First Lady Laura Bush said colleges still are not always preparing new teachers for the classroom. "People leave college with their teacher certificate in hand and they go into a classroom and come to find out they've never really learned how to teach somebody to read," she said before opening a two-day White House conference on early childhood education.
May 14, 2005
How nice to know that Laura Bush is hoping to turn her performance of scripted jokes at the Washington correspondents' dinner into a legacy ["Bright Star Indeed," by Robin Abcarian, May 7]. A legacy of what? Bad taste? Call me old-fashioned, but I find it demeaning and vulgar for the first lady to make jokes about the vice president's wife and male strippers in any context. Worse yet, in the face of 1,600 soldiers dead in Iraq, along with tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, a collapsing economy at home and 40 million Americans without health insurance, her quip about how Bushie and his cronies like to "tear things down" went beyond matters of taste.
September 17, 2004 |
A woman wearing a T-shirt with the words "President Bush You Killed My Son" and a picture of a soldier killed in Iraq was detained Thursday after she interrupted a campaign speech by First Lady Laura Bush. Police escorted Sue Niederer, of Hopewell, N.J., from a rally at a firehouse after she demanded to know why her son, Army 1st Lt. Seth Dvorin, 24, was killed in Iraq. Dvorin died in February while trying to disarm a bomb.
August 1, 2000 |
Republicans opened their 37th quadrennial convention here Monday with new-found determination to shun the ideological rhetoric of the past and present a gentler, more welcoming face to the nation, with Texas First Lady Laura Bush and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell focusing on education, racial harmony and other issues that transcend traditional party lines.
January 21, 2002 |
First Lady Laura Bush's inaugural gown became a historical artifact Sunday when she donated it to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Exactly one year after her husband took the oath of office, leading her to nine inaugural balls and into the White House, Bush turned the sequined red dress over to the museum. She kept up a tradition dating back to Helen Taft, whose husband, William Howard Taft, was sworn in as president in 1909, and who later donated her gown.