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« on: January 18, 2017, 06:47:04 PM »

http://edition.cnn.com/20...ge-h-w-bush-hospitalized/

I always liked Barbara. Here's hoping both recover.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 06:57:32 PM »

http://edition.cnn.com/20...ge-h-w-bush-hospitalized/

I always liked Barbara. Here's hoping both recover.

That's a shame (not that you liked Barbara-I meant about the hospitalization).  I also hope they recover quickly and are able to enjoy a few more healthy years of their lives. 

I'm a bleeding heart liberal, but I've always had a soft spot for George HW Bush.  And I absolutely fell in love with Barbara when she made remarks about Sarah Palin.  They seem like a loving couple, and they both seem like decent people.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 07:41:26 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 07:55:50 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.

She said that?  I like her even more. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 07:57:43 PM »

A fantastic speech and given it was in 1990 it was pretty forward: http://www.americanrhetor...wellesleycommencement.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxhuPIzOIfc
Watch the entire speech, if you like, it is a great speech.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 08:03:38 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.
I couldn't even imagine any Republican mentioning this possibility! Maybe it's a chance for me to learn more about her!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 08:16:56 PM »

Thank you, fairy, for giving us the link! I just watched, what a great speech!!!! A woman ahead of her time!
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »

I remember screaming with surprise and adoration.... Incredible moment...
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 08:30:54 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.

I do not see why exactly this comment was fast forward back then. Wellesley is a college just for women, right? And she said that someone from the audience might follow HER in her footsteps, i.e. as the FLOTUS. To preside over White House as the spouse.

Fast forward would have been, in my eyes, to say "someone will one day come to White House as a president". Or "the first female president". Especially, I have read the speech, in connection with the foregoing paragraph of women now being in line for becoming CEO's.
Because becoming just "FLOTUS" is nothing you do ever achieve in your own right or because you got that excellent degree. FLOTUS you become when your husband is elected ...
and that remark is thus for me the most conventional part of her speech, which is, otherwise, very good.

Or what do I miss in her statement that made you all go awww?
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2017, 09:05:23 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.

I do not see why exactly this comment was fast forward back then. Wellesley is a college just for women, right? And she said that someone from the audience might follow HER in her footsteps, i.e. as the FLOTUS. To preside over White House as the spouse.

Fast forward would have been, in my eyes, to say "someone will one day come to White House as a president". Or "the first female president". Especially, I have read the speech, in connection with the foregoing paragraph of women now being in line for becoming CEO's.
Because becoming just "FLOTUS" is nothing you do ever achieve in your own right or because you got that excellent degree. FLOTUS you become when your husband is elected ...
and that remark is thus for me the most conventional part of her speech, which is, otherwise, very good.

Or what do I miss in her statement that made you all go awww?

She said "I wish HIM well" meaning the FLOTUS will be a man, so the POTUS will be a woman (I think she didn't mean a same sex couple in 1990  Wink).
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2017, 09:09:31 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.

I do not see why exactly this comment was fast forward back then. Wellesley is a college just for women, right? And she said that someone from the audience might follow HER in her footsteps, i.e. as the FLOTUS. To preside over White House as the spouse.

Fast forward would have been, in my eyes, to say "someone will one day come to White House as a president". Or "the first female president". Especially, I have read the speech, in connection with the foregoing paragraph of women now being in line for becoming CEO's.
Because becoming just "FLOTUS" is nothing you do ever achieve in your own right or because you got that excellent degree. FLOTUS you become when your husband is elected ...
and that remark is thus for me the most conventional part of her speech, which is, otherwise, very good.

Or what do I miss in her statement that made you all go awww?

She said "I wish HIM well" meaning the FLOTUS will be a man, so the POTUS will be a woman (I think she didn't mean a same sex couple in 1990  Wink).

That's what I took from it too. Yes, Wellesley is a woman's college,  but there were men in the audience too.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2017, 10:16:28 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.

I do not see why exactly this comment was fast forward back then. Wellesley is a college just for women, right? And she said that someone from the audience might follow HER in her footsteps, i.e. as the FLOTUS. To preside over White House as the spouse.

Fast forward would have been, in my eyes, to say "someone will one day come to White House as a president". Or "the first female president". Especially, I have read the speech, in connection with the foregoing paragraph of women now being in line for becoming CEO's.
Because becoming just "FLOTUS" is nothing you do ever achieve in your own right or because you got that excellent degree. FLOTUS you become when your husband is elected ...
and that remark is thus for me the most conventional part of her speech, which is, otherwise, very good.

Or what do I miss in her statement that made you all go awww?

She said "I wish HIM well" meaning the FLOTUS will be a man, so the POTUS will be a woman (I think she didn't mean a same sex couple in 1990  Wink).

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Thanks, Suzy for pointing me to this.
That "him" escaped me and makes sense now that I know there were actually also men in the audience.
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2017, 10:43:13 PM »

I turned sugar for Barbara during a speech at Wellesley college 1.June 1990:
"And who -- Who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse -- and I wish him well."
Getter better soon, Barbara.

I do not see why exactly this comment was fast forward back then. Wellesley is a college just for women, right? And she said that someone from the audience might follow HER in her footsteps, i.e. as the FLOTUS. To preside over White House as the spouse.

Fast forward would have been, in my eyes, to say "someone will one day come to White House as a president". Or "the first female president". Especially, I have read the speech, in connection with the foregoing paragraph of women now being in line for becoming CEO's.
Because becoming just "FLOTUS" is nothing you do ever achieve in your own right or because you got that excellent degree. FLOTUS you become when your husband is elected ...
and that remark is thus for me the most conventional part of her speech, which is, otherwise, very good.

Or what do I miss in her statement that made you all go awww?

She said "I wish HIM well" meaning the FLOTUS will be a man, so the POTUS will be a woman (I think she didn't mean a same sex couple in 1990  Wink).

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Thanks, Suzy for pointing me to this.
That "him" escaped me and makes sense now that I know there were actually also men in the audience.

You're welcome.  Beer
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2017, 11:25:27 PM »

Definitely not a Barbara Bush fan. Particularly ever since her famous remarks about the Hurricane Katrina evacuees who ended up in the Houston Astrodome after days of hell in the ruined city of New Orleans.  All I could hear was ignorant privilege talking.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/barbara2.asp
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2017, 11:28:17 PM »

Ignorant privilege seems to define most presidential families.
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