(CNN) - First Lady Laura Bush told CNN Wednesday Sarah Palin lacks experience in foreign policy, but quickly added the Alaska governor is "a very quick study."
Asked by CNN's Zain Verjee if she thought Palin's resume included sufficient foreign policy experience, Bush said, "Of course she doesn't have that."
"You know, that's not been her role," she continued, "But I think she is a very quick study, and fortunately John McCain does have that sort of experience."
The McCain campaign has pointed to Palin's gubernatorial service as head of the Alaska National Guard, part of which is deployed in Iraq, as experience in foreign policy.
But in the interview with CNN, Bush reiterated she has "a lot of confidence" in Palin.
"She's got a lot of really good common sense, and I think that's very important," Bush said. "She also has executive experience from being a governor and a mayor, and I'm thrilled to have the chance to vote for Sarah Palin on the Republican ticket."
Bush also said she agreed with those who have charged Palin is being treated unfairly because she is a woman.
"I do think there's a little bit of that going on, and I think it's to be expected," she said.
Laura Bush is in New York Wednesday promoting global literacy. She also met with political dissidents from around the world Tuesday, including a Burmese monk.
Oh please "common sense" something that her husband is currently lacking...Give me a break Laura!
she has no experence, and you want America to put her one heart beat away from that 3:AM PHONE CALL, NO!NO!NO!!!!
"She's got a lot of really good common sense, and I think that's very important" ... Boy she sure can pick 'em. Look at what a great job Bush has done!
If Palin is such a quick study, why is Laura Bush the one delivering this message, and why does John McCain keep Sarah Palin from talking to the press?
I'm sure Laura Bush would have much harsher things to say, if it weren't bad politically for her to do so.
Even Laura Bush's skepticism surrounding Palin is starting eek out. The McCain campaign is done.
But she can see Russia from her house Laura!
Laura Bush...the only smart Bush in the White House. Excpet Mrs First Lady, she's not ready to be Vice President.
GOVERNORS, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter were voted in As president without foreign policy experience.
PALIN IS A VP CANDIDATE
WHERE ARE SARAH PALIN'S TAX RETURNS??. WHERE IS HERE MEDICAL HISTORY???
Enough fluff... CNN do some real reporting
Now tell me something i didnt know. Even Mrs. Bush knows.
I guess the First Lady didn't drink her kool-aid this morning. Of course Sarah Palin is lacking in qualifications. Of course she has no foriegn policy credentials, and a photo-op at the UN will not provide those credentials.
And given where George W. Bush's "on the job training" and his ability to be a "quick study" has brought our nation, the obvious conclusion is to keep Ms Palin as far away from the White House as possible. Alaska will do just fine.
LIBERAL! You're cooking the books for Obama, too. Just like the New York Times.
To those who think Palin has been treated unfairly because she is a women do you also think Obama has been treated unfairly because he is black? The difference I think is I never have heard Obama talk about it. He seems to only want to focus on the issues.
CRY ME A RIVER DEPARTMENT
"Bush also said she agreed with those who have charged Palin is being treated unfairly because she is a woman."
Tell that to Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.
If the pit bull with lipstick can't stand the heat she should stay out of the kitchen.
Thank you Laura Bush for telling the truth about Palin NOT having foreign policy experience. You're one Republican who apparently still has some honor (rare these days).
Ouch! That will seal it.
Cramming for the Vice Presidency?? This is a person who went to 6 different schools to get one Journalism degree? I dont think she is a quick study. Sorry Laura. Let's disagree without being disagreeable.
At least Laura can be honest about something. Too bad her hubby can not be.
Laura Bush is a kind and noble lady. She has kind words for Palin as aquick study who took six years to finish her undergraduate program.
At least she's telling the truth about Palin's lack of foreign experience, unlike the McCain camp's pathetic lies.
To Obama lovers: What good about Obama -nothing. He need to help people how to buy house for 300000 dol.less.
Karl Rove called McCains ads not "100 percent truthful". The nations leading financial magazine blasts McCain on economics and now Laura Bush admits that Palin has no foreign policy cred...Well, we dont need democrats to tear him down!
a ten-minute chit chat is not foreign policy experience.... Palin is a ZERO and Bush is a moron.
Palin is smarter than War Hero McCain and is FAR FAR smarter than empty suit hussein nobama or biden. Proven fact!