Barbara Bush: 2012 Campaign The Worst I’ve Ever Seen

Earlier today former First Lady Barbara Bush, who’s never been known for keeping her thoughts to herself when she has something to say, bemoaned the state of the race for the Presidency and the state of politics in general:

Barbara Bush, the former first lady, is back on the campaign trail — this time for Mitt Romney — and once again, she’s not biting her famously sharp tongue.

Speaking at a conference about first ladies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Monday, Mrs. Bush called the 2012 presidential race “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life.”

“I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word,” she said. “It’s not a dirty word.”

She’s right on both counts.

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  1. Davebo says:

    Don’t worry your beautiful mind about it Babs.

    And have you considered moving to Dallas?