Category Archives: Laura Bush

>Oh, Tannenbaum!


Impeachment ornament won’t be displayed after all. No surprise there.


They really are just going through the motions at the White House these days, aren’t they?

First there was the Christmas-themed Hannukah card, and now we have an impeachment-themed ornament on the White House Christmas tree:

The nine-inch ball is covered with swirly red and white stripes — and, in tiny glued-on text, salutes the Democratic congressman’s support for a resolution to impeach President Bush. (Also showcased: Washington state’s 1919 labor strike, its suffrage movement and the violent anti-World Trade Organization riots of 1999.) Lawrence sent it off to D.C. in September and was very surprised it was accepted for the tree — and that she was invited to this afternoon’s White House reception for the artists, which she flew to D.C. to attend.

“Apparently, they didn’t read it — or Laura Bush is more progressive than I believed,” Lawrence told us.

Maybe it’s the latter. I always picked up a slightly passive-aggressive bent to the First Lady. Maybe she’s trying to tell her husband something.

(h/t, Eschaton commenter Hesiod)

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>Happy Birthday, Laura Bush

>Today is First Lady Laura Bush’s birthday. For her birthday I’d like to send her something new, fresh, youthful and energetic: A president named Barack Obama. Laura Bush has a lot of class, and I’m sure she will appreciate it.

Meanwhile, Obama racks up his first election upset of the day: tiny Dixville Notch, N.H. has voted for a Democrat for president for the first time since 1968. Obama won, 15-6.

Remember: if you vote today, you get free Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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