Better Angels

"...all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." ---Abraham Lincoln, First Innaugural Address

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Ineffable Sadness of Laura Bush

Sometimes you can see it behind her frozen mask of First Lady compliance:

People:You've just been traveling with your grandmother [famously strict former FirstLady Barbara Bush]. Do "Ganny's rules" still apply?

Barbara: Mmm-hmm. Definitely.

Jenna: We had some wardrobe malfunctions. Age 22 and 80 don't really go together. There were outfits that got nixed before they even were put on.

Barbara: She doesn't like a lot of complaining, really.

Mrs. Bush: Yes, you don't get to complain.

Doesn't that just about sum up Laura's life?