Former first lady Barbara Bush thinks that people should stop whining and get over President Barack Obama’s recent re-election.
Bush said that she’s ready to move past this election cycle on Thursday, and despite her own personal support for Mitt Romney, she says that America needs to accept that Barack Obama is once again the president, reports Reuters.
“I’m tired now of the elections,” Bush said at a forum on America’s first ladies. “People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly.”
Sitting alongside daughter-in-law and former first lady herself, Laura Bush, Barbara issued a warning to both parties during the Enduring Legacies of America’s First Ladies conference at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
“They are going to have to compromise,” Barbara Bush said. “It’s not a dirty word.”
Shifting to lighter fare, moderator Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ library, asked the Bush women if anyone can be prepared to be the first lady. Both answered “yes.”
“If you are the wife of a governor or the wife of a vice president, I think you can be prepared for it,” said Barbara Bush.
“Or if your mother-in-law was the first lady and you watched her,” Laura Bush said. “I feel I really had a huge advantage.”
When asked about the biggest public misconception held by Americans against husband George W. Bush, Laura replied “That he was a heedless cowboy character.”
What do you think? Do you agree with Barbara Bush that Democrats and Republicans ought to work together? Should we get over President Obama’s re-election and move on with setting our country right again? Sound off!