Found here. Short version: Laura Bush is not exactly a fan of a certain candidate’s ban-all-the-Muslims strategy. Which, frankly, USA Today should have worked out for themselves, given that Mrs. Bush was promoting her new book on Afghan women called Voices of Hope.
It shows. This one was probably my favorite:
This is what an eloquent first lady’s writing looks like: “Though some Afghan leaders have condemned the violence and defended the rights of women, others maintain a complicit silence in hopes of achieving peace. But peace attained by compromising the rights of half of the population will not last. Offenses against women erode security for all Afghans — men and women. And a culture that tolerates injustice against one group of its people ultimately fails to respect and value all its citizens.” Yeah, I miss her too.
Who doesn’t? Well, the antiwar movement, of course. Then again, they hated the liberation of Afghanistan, too – so we already were aware of their lack of judgment*.
Moe Lane Continue reading #rsrh Jen Rubin enjoyed last week.
It’s not far from where they live, of course.
Last night former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura made a secret visit to the devastated military families at Fort Hood.
The Bushes instructed the commander of the mourning military base that they wanted no publicity. With their Secret Service detail, Bush and his wife made the 30 mile trip unannounced from their ranch near Crawford, Texas Friday evening.
Note the lack of photos (Top of the Ticket had to use a stock picture from Qatar in 2003, apparently). And I am fighting the urge to editorialize this.
It is… difficult.