Wednesday, March 30, 2005

First Lady visits Afghanistan

Laura (yes, I wish I were on first name basis with her) visited Afghanistan today. In a speech she said:

"We must be mindful though, that democracy is more than just elections. The survival of a free society ultimately depends on the participation of all its citizens, both men and women. This is possible if institutions like this exist to give women the basic tools they need to contribute fully to society — and the most critical tool of all is an education."

Not that I am advocating wives to pipe down and not get too involved in their husbands' business, but Laura has somehow managed to stand by her man all this time, but not get covered in any of the manure he gets thrown at him. I mean, I have yet to hear someone say something bad about Laura...okay, strike that: I forgot the infamous Teresa Heinz-Kerry:

“Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger — because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about.”

But that just proves my point.

Anyways, Laura rocks...and I can't wait to hear more details about her visit!


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