Laura Bush: No Plans to Seek Office

John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and company can breathe a sigh of relief:

First Lady Says No Plans to Seek Office (AP)

Despite her popularity, first lady Laura Bush says she’s not interested in running for higher office.

Bush made the declaration Tuesday, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno that she has no aspirations for holding office and doesn’t even pay much attention to her approval ratings though she tracks her husband’s.

The first lady’s approval rating hovered around 80 percent in February, according a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll, the most recent taken. By contrast, the president’s overall approval rating is at 47 percent, a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday shows.

Question: Did anyone besides Leno seriously believe that she was giving elected office much thought?

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Robert Garcia Tagorda
About Robert Garcia Tagorda
Robert blogged prolifically at OTB from November 2004 to August 2005, when career demands took him in a different direction. He graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


  1. Jim Henley says:

    Who cares? What matters is, she’s hot!

  2. Jack Tanner says:

    I like her even more now.

  3. McGehee says:

    It’s such a relief to have a First Lady who doesn’t suffer from office envy.

  4. LalaBelle says:

    LalaBelle has announced she (I) have no plans to shoot blueberry pancakes out of her ears. Not that I could. What a preposterous suggestion! There is supposed to be a smidge of relevance of something other than popularity in election to office. Sheesh!