And the Oval Office Carpet Was All Sticky, Too
While we on the Drudge Report earlier today, savoring his use of the siren, we came across this interesting item about a new book, Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady:
First Lady Laura Bush believes Hillary Clinton did not keep good house during her time as first lady, a new book will charge. Ron Kessler, a former investigative reporter for the WASHINGTON POST and the WALL STREET JOURNAL, is set to unleash his account of Laura Bush.
On December 18, 2000, just after the Supreme Court ruled on the election, Hillary Clinton gave Laura Bush a tour of the White House. The incoming-First Lady was dismayed at what she saw: Not only were carpets and furnishings fraying and in disrepair in the West Wing and public areas, the Oval Office was done in loud colors -- red, blue, and gold! The East Wing was cut up into small offices and had exposed electrical conduits. Many of the furnishings looked dated..
Laura Bush noted how the Lincoln Bedroom looked worn out.
No surprise there -- Bill had Babs over for a slumber party...
Elsewhere in AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT: After NEWSWEEK ran a Periscope item claiming the U.S. military had flushed a Koran down a toilet, leading to rioting, Laura ordered: "I don't want NEWSWEEK around the house!"
Join the club, Laura! (And why bother subscribing, when you can always read it at the doctor's office?)
Laura Bush became so disgusted with the media and their war against her husband that at one point, she told her public relations person Noelia Rodriguez she did not want to do any more media interviews. After about a month, she slowly resumed talking to the press.
Nancy Weiss, a Bush family intimate, told Kessler, "She torments herself by reading the WASHINGTON POST and the NEW YORK TIMES"...
So do we! And when we're feeling really masochistic, we read The Note -- not just skimming, but line-by-line reading, all the way to the bitter end.
LAURA BUSH SAYS HILLARY KEPT BAD HOUSE; WEST WING DECORATIONS WERE GAUDY, OUTDATED [Drudge] [capitalization in original]