Coming just in time for the 2010 reading season, it's the true story of a Texas librarian who married a rich, entitled drunk and followed him as he stumbled across the country to the highest office in the land, trampling various founding documents and leaving great steaming piles of failure in his wake.
If I were a bookstore clerk, I might file Laura Bush's forthcoming memoir under Romance/Horror…
The first lady plans to write about her experiences in the White House and Texas governor's mansion, and to touch on universally relevant themes like having a strong-willed mother-in-law, dealing with loss and raising children.
First ladies — they're just like us! Except their husbands have the remote and the nuclear codes.
More specifically, she plans to describe what it's like to have issues you're passionate about described in the press as "pet projects," what's it's like for your husband to be criticized, getting over the reluctance to speak publicly, and dealing with the world's biggest spotlight.
Okay, all kidding aside, I've got nothing but respect for Laura Bush's efforts to improve global literacy. And you have to admit, George W. Bush has never called his wife's literacy work a "pet project."
He eliminated funding for America's largest children's literacy program, yes, but he never said it was anybody's pet project.
Tags: Books, George W. Bush, Laura Bush
Today when we got up, yawned, put on our blogging robe and turned on our blogging machine device pad, we thought it'd be just another day of finding pictures to amuse you people into writing snarky captions in our comments.
We went to Getty Images, typed in "U.S. Politics" and proceeded to do not one, not two, but five separate spit-takes.
We were in a bit of a tizzy about what to do with FIVE amazing pictures of George and Laura Bush hosting a Children's Holiday Reception at the White House. He's singing! He's kissing! He's crowd surfing six-year-olds!
In the end, we decided the most prudent decision would be to make Matt Tobey post the four most inspiring pics, and then we'd put up this more quietly awesome one where Ol' Georgie is obviously telling Laura about all the fun adventures he just had.
So take another look at Matt's post, drink in what is happening, and put your interpretation in the comments below.
Tags: Caption Challenge, George W. Bush, Laura Bush
Ah, how the mighty have fallen.
In January, after eight years at the most prestigious address in the country, soon-to-be former president George W. Bush and his lovely wife L-bot will trundle off to a Texas frontier town called "Preston Hollow," adjacent to the Dallas trading post.
Their new home leaves much to be desired…
A real-estate blog published on the Internet by D Magazine reported Wednesday that Robert McCleskey of Midland, the Bushes' long-time accountant, purchased an 8,501-square-foot home valued at nearly $2.1 million at 10141 Daria Place in Preston Hollow on Oct. 1 while serving as a trustee.
The one-story home, red brick with floor-to-ceiling windows in the front, was built in 1959 on 1.13 acres. It has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a fireplace and a wet bar. The house layout includes 896 square feet of space that could serve as a servant's quarters.
One story. And no swimming pool.
Take comfort, foreclosed-upon Americans. George W. Bush feels your pain.
Tags: George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Texas