Political Circus: Barbara Bush jokes hubby should be House speaker
February 15th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
12 years ago

Political Circus: Barbara Bush jokes hubby should be House speaker

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

It's not just Boehner

Former first lady Barbara Bush, in an NBC News interview with her granddaughter - "Today Show" contributor Jenna Hager - said that her husband cries a lot and reminds her of a certain top congressional Republican.

In the interview Monday, President George H.W. Bush began choking up and got teary after he and Mrs. Bush read love notes to each other.
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  1. Marie MD

    It's not a joke. He would probably do a better job. At least he doesn't drink to excess, smoke to excess and cry to excess!!!
    I don't remember him crying in public, actually bawling like a little girl.
    His color is also natural not that ugly orange tint either.

    February 15, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The only difference is that HW is becoming fragile in his older age, and Boner is mentally unstable. I will say that Boner makes me miss true leadership like Nancy Pelosi.

    February 15, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. MaryAnn in VA

    Mr HW is a true gentleman and his choking up is a sign of a life well lived and loved.

    February 15, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  4. Ned

    I always liked Bush, Sr. He was probably the most experienced man to ever rise to the position of president, and one of the most decent human beings.

    His son was the polar opposite (and unfortunately for our great country, he served twice as long).

    February 15, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. The Big J

    Bush Sr unlike the Speaker seemed to know his rump from a hole in the ground! Will the GOP ever ditch their tom-foolery & start acting anything close to being a grown up?

    February 15, 2011 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    I would take Bush Sr so far over ANY of these new nutjobs that want to call themselves Republicans and I normally support Democrats. I didn't always agree with his policies, but he and Mrs. Bush showed class and respect if nothing else.
    Mrs. Bush has the guts to tell the likes of Sarah Palin that she should STAY in Alaska so the senior Bushes can't be all bad.

    February 15, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |