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When did we elect Laura Bush president?

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First lady Laura Bush, en route home from a visit to West Africa, criticized Clinton.

"It think it's ridiculous — it's a ridiculous comment," Mrs. Bush told reporters when asked about the senator's remark.
- Associated Press
I'm just a bit confused as to why Mrs. Bush is running around the country, every day now it would appear, giving her opinions on the issue of the day.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Mrs. Bush has opinions. I'm just not sure what the propriety is of her being the administration spokesman when no one voted for her.

Her latest weigh-in, today, was on Senator Clinton saying the GOP House was run like a "plantation." (The word "plantation" has been used by a large number of conservatives in the past, including Newt Gingrich, Bob Novak, the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal, though you wouldn't know that from the AP story.) Mrs. Bush thinks Senator's Clinton's assessment is a "ridiculous comment."

Ok, fair enough. Then I'd like to know, in detail, why Mrs. Bush thinks it's a ridiculous comment. What are Mrs. Bush's theories on government, on the separation of powers, what are her views on Marbury vs. Madison, does Mrs. Bush consider herself more a Jeffersonian/Madisonian or a Hamiltonian?

If the First Lady is going to be dragged out every time the President isn't man enough to express a view for himself, then I'd like to know what Mrs. Bush really thinks and why.

I'm sure Mrs. Bush is a nice lady and all, but I have a hard time believing she's got any clue whatsoever about how the Republican House is run, or the history of Congress, so it would be nice to hear her detailed analysis so we can be sure she isn't just playing the shill for her spineless husband. In any case, it's clear who sits home baking cookies in that house.

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