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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Quote Originally Posted by glen contrarian View Post
    yes! She's raised her children well, she hasn't been in the political forefront like hillary was, but she's gotten involved in many causes, all positive. Of course, when she encouraged america to drink more water, that didn't sit too well with the conservatives who cannot allow themselves to be complimentary towards anything the obamas do, ever....
    lol !!

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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    The Bush ladies were dignified. Pat Nixon was a fine first lady. Jaque Kennedy would have been a good addition to the poll. I think Barbara Bush was gracious. Laura Bush probably did more work. Michelle Obama screwed up school lunches.
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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Barbara Bush, because she felt no need to be ostentatious.

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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    hard to choose; all have done a good job, IMO.

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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Well it threw me off because it also said she raised her children well. They are still being raised and we know nothing about them so we don't know if they were raised well or not.
    Well, at least we know that the older daughter, Malia, is worth fifty cows, seventy sheep and thirty goats. That's a standing offer that is on the table, for her hand in marriage.

    Her mother, so far as I know, has only been appraised at no more than a third of a Dinar, or about $46.
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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Most of them seemed nice; that's why the lesser ones seem to stand out from the rest. I can think of two bad ones. I'm not going to name them but one is a Republican and the other is a Democrat.
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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Barbara Bush. She had class and dignity. She stayed out of politics. She was a good wife and mother. She stayed out of politics. She didn't foist her opinions or causes on the citizens. She stayed out of politics.

    Oh, and she put Talbots on the map and told Jeb not to run. Of course he ignored her.
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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I thought Barbara Bush was dignified, and would get my vote as "best". Carter would be second.

    I have no memory of Johnson or Nixon, and most of my memory regarding Ford is from after the White House, so I cannot really assess her either. (I'm keeping my assessments to the time they were in the White House, not their lives before or after)

    I detested Reagan and Clinton. Laura Bush and Obama were/are fine. I don't have any issues with either. Well, I don't quibble with Obama's intent on the food thing, but I do quibble with how she's been doing it.
    I quibble with the way she describes the country in general and people she doesn't like in particular.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian
    I think this depends on what one expects in a First Lady? Must she be the traditional doesn't-speak-unless-spoken-to wilting flower suitable for hanging in the Blue Room? Why can't she be a high-profile leader, too, but in ways that are all positive, (mostly) non-partisan, and which set a wonderful example for our youth to look up to? This is why I think very highly of Michelle Obama.
    Do you think that encouraging lying about being the victim of racism in order to encourage self-victimization is a wonderful example for our youth to look up to?
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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Barbara Bush. She had class and dignity. She stayed out of politics. She was a good wife and mother. She stayed out of politics. She didn't foist her opinions or causes on the citizens. She stayed out of politics.

    Oh, and she put Talbots on the map and told Jeb not to run. Of course he ignored her.
    Boom. Exactly.
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    Re: Best First Lady in recent times?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Barbara Bush. She had class and dignity. She stayed out of politics. She was a good wife and mother. She stayed out of politics. She didn't foist her opinions or causes on the citizens. She stayed out of politics.

    Oh, and she put Talbots on the map and told Jeb not to run. Of course he ignored her.
    I heard she stayed out of politics, too.
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