First lady to former first lady: Playing politics is no fair!

Via Paul the Spud comes the sordid tale of Laura Bush's attempt to deliver a passive-aggressive smackdown on Hillary Clinton for calling hubby George's administration "one of the worst" in history.


Laura Bush said Saturday that Hillary Rodham Clinton's criticism of her husband's administration was "out of bounds," arguing that the former first lady should show some empathy for the current White House occupants.
Leading the U.S. delegation at the Winter Olympics in Turin, the first lady talked about a range of subjects, from the violent protests across the Muslim world over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to the quality of the U.S. Olympic team. She was interviewed by ABC and CBS.
Clinton, the New York senator and a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, has called the Bush administration "one of the worst" in history. In the interview with ABC News, Mrs. Bush was asked if Clinton's comments were "just politics, fair game or out of bounds."
"Of course I think it's out of bounds," the first lady said. "But I think it's politics, it's certainly politics."
…"We know what it's like to live in that house. We certainly know what it's like to have your husband criticized," Mrs. Bush said. "So I think there's a certain empathy that we might have for each other that we wouldn't have maybe for somebody else who said something like that."
Nevermind, of course, that in addition to being a firmer first lady, Clinton is currently a senator in the opposition party, thereby making "politics" sort of the #1 priority on her job description.

Spudsy recommends:
Suck it up, Laura. You're married to the Worst President in American History. Get used to hearing it.
Good advice, I'd say.

(The Adventures of the Smart Patrol)

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