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Thu May 18, 2017, 06:48 PM

Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton Unite to Fight for Women's Museum in D.C.

Source: Newsweek


BY HARRIET SINCLAIR ON 5/18/17 AT 5:39 PM

Former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton have joined together to press forward on the idea of having a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C.

Bush added her name to the cause during a Women Making History Awards event on Tuesday night at the Carnegie Institution for Science, where she was honored for her advocacy work. Bush said at the event it was important to “redouble our efforts to make sure there’s a women’s museum right here in our country” The Washington Post reported.

She added: “It's really important to have a museum that focuses on women because half of the population is left out from American history. We need to figure out how we can encourage women to run for office and to run for president.”

Former secretary of state and fellow former first lady Hillary Clinton appeared via video link to praise Bush for “her example, and her leadership,” stating she wanted to take her grandchildren to a museum honoring women.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/laura-bush-and-hillary-clinton-unite-fight-womens-museum-dc-611829

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Reply Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton Unite to Fight for Women's Museum in D.C. (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
DURHAM D May 2017 #1
onetexan May 2017 #23
mountain grammy May 2017 #2
Skittles May 2017 #3
LisaM May 2017 #4
Skittles May 2017 #5
LisaM May 2017 #6
Skittles May 2017 #7
LisaM May 2017 #8
Skittles May 2017 #14
LisaM May 2017 #17
Skittles May 2017 #18
Alice11111 May 2017 #13
crazycatlady May 2017 #9
Skittles May 2017 #11
Wabbajack_ May 2017 #20
LisaM May 2017 #22
Alice11111 May 2017 #10
Skittles May 2017 #12
zentrum May 2017 #15
JI7 May 2017 #16
GulfCoast66 May 2017 #19
zentrum May 2017 #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:51 PM

1. What???? No mention of Melania. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:57 PM

23. screw the idiot's trashy wife

but they should include Michelle O though. Where's Michelle in this?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:57 PM

2. K & R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:58 PM

3. thanking Ms. Bush

I didn't think she was a very effective First Lady but I do like her, in spite of her asshole husband

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:13 PM

4. I go hot and cold with her.

I do think she was mis-cast into that family. What bugs me the most about the Bushes in general (other than stealing the 2000 election), was that they have no compunction running on issues that don't reflect their personal beliefs, choice being at the very top of the list.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #4)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:16 PM

5. the only first ladies I really disliked were Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush

it was obvious she had a lot of influence on her husband, but she did nothing to get him to do anything about the AIDS crisis. Unforgivable in my mind.

Barbara Bush - fuck, do I even NEED to explain???

Laura, she just always seemed like a piece of furniture, something in the background. Just very ineffective.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:19 PM

6. I disliked Barbara Bush - and the way she behaved post-Presidency was even worse.

Oh, she looked all affable and grandmotherly, but I think she can be cold as ice. And then the way she acted afterwards just bore that out.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #6)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:20 PM

7. OMG, editing!

I had put that hateful woman clean out of my mind.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:23 PM

8. Understandable - I think she became dead to a lot of us after Katrina.

Really, her behavior was execrable.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #8)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:39 PM

14. you are correct

I was so horrified by Katrina - I work nights and saw it all unfold on TV in real time.....Dubya's inaction and Barbara's casual indifference literally made me feel sick.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:28 PM

17. Still pisses me off.

Sigh.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #17)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:31 PM

18. whenever people start that "W doesn't seem so bad now"

I think of Katrina and Iraq.

Fuck W all to hell, ALWAYS.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #6)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:35 PM

13. GWB said once, you think my dad's tough, he's nothing

compared to my mom. She's the one we have to answer to...I'm paraphrasing.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:27 PM

9. So far I dislike Melania Trump

For her costing the taxpayers money while she plays Rapunzel and basically being a do nothing FLOTUS.

(I do like the younger Barbara Bush).

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #9)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:34 PM

11. I'm torn on Melania

on the one hand, I think she is a gold digger getting what she deserves but......I really think she did not want any of this and is trying to protect Barron (very likely autistic)...whatever is going on, it cannot be easy having to deal with that sick fuck husband of hers, no matter what luxury she lives in

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:58 AM

20. I don't think she should be forced

to live in DC and do "First Lady stuff" if she doesn't want to.

But Donnie should fucking pay the security costs himself.

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Response to Wabbajack_ (Reply #20)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:24 PM

22. I disagree.

If we have to live with the consequences of this nightmare, so should she. Besides, she was on the birther bandwagon and had no problem going on the air back then and talking about it. So now we have to handle her with kid gloves?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:32 PM

10. At least Nancy came out in support of STEM cell research.

It was in the typical Republican way, once it happened to her family. I always hated her, but at the end, I had more respect. She became more open minded.

Laura Bush was a librarian, and so literacy was a perfect topic for her, but I don't think she took it very far.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #10)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:35 PM

12. yeah, only when it affected her beloved asshole husband

Nancy was disgusting...if she had cared at all about life she would have spoken up about the massive AIDS casualties

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:55 PM

15. Laura was absolutely an enabler

.....of W's illegal war in Iraq. She gave him a more benign image when he was murderous.

Will never, ever forgive her or him for the damage they did to thousands and millions of people here and in Iraq.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #15)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:46 PM

16. that had nothing to do with laura

But with his compassionate conservative campaign strategy.

And him just being a fool.

Laura wasn't that influential. She wasn't some beloved first lady type.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #15)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:50 PM

19. I hope when I do bad things

People do not blame my wife.

Maybe you read some things I did not see, but I never had the feeling she steered him in a bad way. And the few things he got right like all the money he gave to prevent AIDs in Africa, I heard she was behind. And as much a war criminal he was, he gave more to Africa than any president prior.

And I like the literacy thing.

But here husband will always be in the top 5 worse presidents.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #19)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:05 AM

21. So about that little war....

.....there are wives in this world who would have been out in the street protesting that invasion.

I'd have been one of them, if in her position.

Her constantly smiling face and "harmlessness" helped sanitize and normalize his calculating sociopathy.

I presume the bad things you do do not result in the deaths and sufferings of thousands. If so, then your wife would, in my book be part of enabling you.

Marital vows do not trump death and war profiteering.

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