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Laura Bush
First Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 2001 â€“ January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Hillary Clinton
Succeeded by Michelle Obama
First Lady of Texas
In role
January 17, 1995 â€“ December 21, 2000
Governor George W. Bush
Preceded by Rita Clements (1991)
Succeeded by Anita Perry
Personal details
Born Laura Lane Welch
(1946-11-04) November 4, 1946 (age 70)
Midland, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) George W. Bush (m. 1977)
Children

Barbara
Jenna

Alma mater Southern Methodist University
University of Texas at Austin
Religion United Methodist Church


Politics is a people business. I like people.
I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America.
Politics is a people business. I like people.
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
Laura Bush
I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too.
Laura Bush
Though my plans at the moment are vague, I can assure you that I'll never run for the Senate in New York.
Laura Bush
It's not easy to have the job of president. It's not easy to run for it. And it's not a job for the feint of heart.
Laura Bush
Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we – since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way.
Laura Bush
I'm not the one who was elected. I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view.
Laura Bush
They're great girls. They're very funny, they're very smart, they're fun to be with. They're very lively, as I think people can tell. And you know, they're very confident girls.
Laura Bush
We can overcome evil with greater good.
But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he's very perceptive about people, and you know, that's fine.
Laura Bush
Maybe it is the media that has us divided.
The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
Laura Bush
Jenna's traveled with me; they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in.
Laura Bush
No one likes to be criticized.
We always get up about 5:30, and George gets up and goes in and gets the coffee and brings it to me, and that's been our ritual since we got married. And we read the newspapers in bed and drink coffee for about an hour probably, read our briefing papers.
Laura Bush
You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right.
Laura Bush
If I'm just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I'll quit working and wait for my husband to get home.
Laura Bush
Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library.
Laura Bush
When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that's just unbelievable.
Laura Bush
I don't like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
Laura Bush
A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
Laura Bush
But you know, it's not easy when your husband runs for president. I mean, it's not easy for me. I'm sure it's not easy for her. There's a lot of scrutiny on families that isn't always wanted.
Laura Bush
I mean, it's fun for us to talk about issues. You know, there's no one issue we spend a lot of time on probably, because he gets to do that all day with somebody else who's a lot more expert at issues than I am.
Laura Bush
I mean, the part you don't like, I mean, that's the only part. That's the part no one likes, and that is the criticisms, and the unfair criticisms, I might add, of my husband. But that's also just a fact of life in politics.
Laura Bush
I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view.
I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.
Laura Bush
I like politics. I like traveling in the United States.
Any first lady can do whatever they want to do. In this country, people expect them to work on whatever they want or to have a career of their own.
Laura Bush
I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school.
Laura Bush
In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That's what I'm really fortunate to be able to do.
Laura Bush