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May 17, 2010

Laura Bush: Obama & Wife Benefit From Double-Standard

Obviously so, but I didn't expect Nice-Girl Laura to say so.

Asked on “Fox News Sunday” if the press would have been howling over the White House’s reaction to the BP oil spill even louder if it happened on George Bosh’s watch, the ex-First Lady said, “I think that’s right, probably.” And she didn’t think anyone should be surprised. “But you know, it’s just — that’s just how it is.”

It’s not just just President Obama who’s getting a break from the media, she said. Michelle Obama has escaped being stereotyped the way Laura was as “mumsy” staying home baking cookies.

“The press in general typecasts every woman that lives in the White House, the other first ladies, because always our first ladies have been a lot more interesting, a lot more complicated, than their box that they’re sort of put in,” Bush said.

But not Michelle.

...

But it’s her husband who ws really the victim of liberal bias.

“I think that, you know, one of the things that happened when George was president was that everything, including the weather, became his fault,” she said. “And it’s just an unrealistic, really, expectation of our president.”

During the Bush years, conservative defenders of Bush said many times, "You know, the President doesn't control everything."

Pish-posh, the media and Democrats (BIRM) said; if a sparrow dies of tuberculosis, that's on your boy.

Since January 20, 2009, so much has changed. Now the President can't be blamed for anything that happens on his watch; everything is simply beyond his control and/or legacies of evil from the Bush Administration.

Now, only the President's nice intentions matter.


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