Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Texas First Ladies

I'm a little behind with this post, but I've been travelling...which means that I'll have a post on the Eisenhower's Gettyburg farm in a few days.

There was a nice AP story that compared Lady Bird and Laura Bush:
But Lady Bird Johnson and Laura Bush were both instrumental in their husbands' rise to power. And each endured harsh criticism of the White House over a faraway American war — Johnson for Vietnam and Bush for Iraq.

"It's got to be a very wearing ordeal for either family to endure the kind of disapproval and unhappiness that the American people visit on the presidents of unpopular wars," said Bruce Buchanan, a government professor at the University of Texas in Austin whose expertise is the presidency.

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