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Barbara Pierce Bush
Barbara Bush

In office
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
Preceded by Nancy Reagan
Succeeded by Hillary Rodham Clinton

In office
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
Preceded by Joan Mondale
Succeeded by Marilyn Quayle

Born June 8, 1925 (1925-06-08) (age 82)
Flag of the United States Flushing, New York, U.S.
Spouse George H. W. Bush
Relations Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson
Children George W. Bush, Robin Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch
Occupation First Lady of the United States
Religion Episcopal

Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of the current U.S. President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. She was also the Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For the wife of George H.W. Bush, see Barbara Bush. ... Cathy Dingman was a professional wrestling diva for TNA, WCW, WWE and various independent promotions. ... Barbara Bushs official White House photo. ... First Lady Laura Bush and former first ladies (from left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Sen. ... 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Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls. ... Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) of Ohio married Marvin Pierce, who later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls and dubyas grandma. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Pauline Robinson Bush (December 20, 1949 – in Compton, California-October 11, 1953 in Connecticut) was the second child of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush and the younger sister of George W. Bush. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... Neil Bush Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955 in Midland, Texas) is the third of five children of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush (Barbara Lane Pierce). ... Marvin Pierce Bush (born October 22, 1956) is the youngest son of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce, and brother of George W., John (Jeb), Neil and Dorothy. ... Dorothy Bush Koch also known as Doro (born August 18, 1959), is the daughter of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush and the youngest sibling of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. ... First Lady Laura Bush and former first ladies (from left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Sen. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... First Lady Laura Bush and former first ladies (from left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Sen. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... Lynne Cheney, the current Second Lady of the United States The Second Lady of the United States is an unofficial title for the wife of the Vice President of the United States styled relatively to the formal title of the First Lady who is wife to the President and principal... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Barbara Pierce was the third child of the former Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) and her husband, Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), who later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's. She was born at Booth Memorial Hospital in Flushing, Queens in New York City, and raised in the suburban town of Rye, New York, and went to Rye Country Day School, followed by boarding school at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) of Ohio married Marvin Pierce, who later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls and dubyas grandma. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For other uses, see Red Book. ... Cover of the March 1911 issue McCalls was a monthly American womens magazine that enjoyed great popularity through much of the 20th century, peaking at a readership of six million in 1960. ... Booth Memorial Hospital of Cleveland was a short term hospital located in Cleveland Ohio. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Rye, New York is the name of two places in Westchester County, New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Rye Country Day School Rye Country Day School, or RCDS, is a co-educational, college preparatory school in Rye, New York, in the United States. ... Ashley Hall is an all girls school in Charleston, South Carolina, founded in 1909 by Mary Vardrine McBee, who headed the institution until 1949. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude...


Her ancestor Thomas Pierce, an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. She is a direct descendant, great-great-granddaughter, of James Pierce, Jr. who was a fourth cousin of 14th President Franklin Pierce.[1] This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Birthplace of Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 — October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the fourteenth President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Birthplace of Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 — October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the fourteenth President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ...


Her mother — whom W magazine once described as "beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling" and "a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes" — was killed in a car accident. The accident was caused when her husband, who was driving, lost control when he reached over to stop a cup of hot coffee from sliding across the seat onto his wife. The car crashed into a stone wall, killing her instantly. Katie Holmes on the cover of the August 2005 edition of W. W is a monthly American fashion magazine. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Marriage and family

Barbara Bush, center, surrounded by her family, early 1960s.
Barbara Bush, center, surrounded by her family, early 1960s.

It was at a dance during Christmas vacation when she was 16 that she met George H. W. Bush, a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. One and a half years later, the two engaged, just before he went off to World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. He named three of his planes after her: Barbara, Barbara II, and Barbara III. When he returned on leave, she had dropped out of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Two weeks later, on January 6, 1945, they married. After the war, he graduated from Yale University, and they moved to Midland, Texas. She gave birth to six children: The George H. Bush family (l-r front row - Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, Jeb Bush; back row - Doro Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. Bush), early 1960s Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library HS525 (source) This work is copyrighted. ... The George H. Bush family (l-r front row - Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, Jeb Bush; back row - Doro Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. Bush), early 1960s Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library HS525 (source) This work is copyrighted. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Andover, Phillips Andover, or simply P.A.) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... USN redirects here. ... Smith College is a private, independent womens liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: [[Image:Northampton_ma_highlight. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Midland County Government  - Mayor Mike Canon Area  - City 173. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

Meanwhile, George H. W. Bush built a business in the oil industry, where he founded Zapata Corporation. The Bush family moved 30 times over the years. She raised her children while her husband, who served in a variety of government jobs, was away. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ... Pauline Robinson Bush (December 20, 1949 – in Compton, California-October 11, 1953 in Connecticut) was the second child of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush and the younger sister of George W. Bush. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... Neil Bush Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955 in Midland, Texas) is the third of five children of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush (Barbara Lane Pierce). ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Marvin Pierce Bush (born October 22, 1956) is the youngest son of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce, and brother of George W., John (Jeb), Neil and Dorothy. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dorothy Bush Koch also known as Doro (born August 18, 1959), is the daughter of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush and the youngest sibling of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zapata Petroleum Corporation, an oil exploration company, was created by George H. W. Bush in 1953, along with his business partners John Overbey, and brothers Hugh and Bill Liedtke. ...


First Lady of the United States

The Former First Ladies: Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, and Barbara Bush, with the current First Lady at that time, Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1994.
The Former First Ladies: Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, and Barbara Bush, with the current First Lady at that time, Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1994.
Barbara Bush is interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn in 1992.
Barbara Bush is interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn in 1992.
Barbara Bush with children and White House staff in the China Room. The first lady is attempting to make a paw print of her pet Millie for a holiday card.
Barbara Bush with children and White House staff in the China Room. The first lady is attempting to make a paw print of her pet Millie for a holiday card.

Barbara Bush was active with the White House Historical Association and worked to revitalize the White House Preservation Fund, which she renamed the White House Endowment Trust. The trust raises funds for the ongoing refurbishment and restoration of the White House. Mrs. Bush set a goal of raising $25 million owards the endowment, and met it. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... First Lady Laura Bush and former first ladies (from left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Sen. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... Claudia Alta Lady Bird Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007)[1] was a First Lady of the United States, having been the wife of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. ... Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter (born August 18, 1927) is the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and was First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. ... Betty Fords official White House portrait, painted in 1977 by Felix de Cossio Elizabeth Anne Bloomer Warren Ford (born April 8, 1918) is the widow of former United States President Gerald R. Ford and was the First Lady from 1974 to 1977. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the Biggest loser/retard these united states have seen from New York. ... Barbara Bush and her dog, Millie, are interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn for CBS This Morning October 30, 1992. ... Barbara Bush and her dog, Millie, are interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn for CBS This Morning October 30, 1992. ... The Green Room, looking southeast. ... Paula Zahn (born February 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American newscaster, most recently the host of Paula Zahn NOW on CNN. On 24 July 2007, she resigned from CNN. The last broadcast of Paula Zahn Now on CNN aired August 2, 2007. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The China Room is painted ivory with accenting red and green draperies, carpet, and shelves. ... The wordmark of the White House Historical Association incorporates calligraphic script with serif capitals. ... The White House Endowment Trust, sometimes also called the White House Endowment Fund, is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt fund established to finance the ongoing restoration and refurbishment of the state rooms at the White House, the official home and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


Bush was known for her affection for her pet English Springer Spaniel Millie. She (Mrs. Bush) wrote a child's book about Millie's new litter of puppies. Barbara Bush became the first U.S. First Lady to become a recipient of the Henry G. Freeman Jr. Pin Money Fund, receiving $36,000, most of which she gave to favorite charities.
The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog traditionally used for flushing and retrieving game. ... Millie may mean: Millie (pejorative), a pejorative used in Belfast, Northern Ireland Millie (dog), dog owned by Barbara and George H. W. Bush Millie (singer), best known for My Boy Lollipop Millie the Model, a comic book series and its titular character Millie the Echidna, one of the three official... Excerpt of Henry G. Freeman Jr. ...


Later life

Currently, she lives with her husband in Houston, Texas, and at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. “Houston” redirects here. ... The Walkers Point estate The Bush compound, formally Walkers Point, is the summer home of 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush. ... Boats on the Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Kennebunkport is a town located in York County, Maine. ...


Three primary schools in Texas are named after her. One is a Houston ISD school in Houston. One Conroe ISD school in the The Woodlands in Montgomery County is named for her. A Grand Prairie ISD school in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie is also named after her. An elementary school in Mesa, Arizona's Mesa Public Schools is also named after her. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Houston redirects here. ... Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is a school district based in Conroe, Texas. ... The Woodlands is a census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community located in the the counties of Montgomery and Harris in the state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Grand Prairie Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County (USA), with a significant overlap into Tarrant County, and a minor overlap into Ellis County. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City 125. ... Mesa Public Schools is a school district based in the city Mesa, Arizona, United States. ...


Two middle schools are named after her. One is in San Antonio in the North East ISD. One is in Irving in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. “San Antonio” redirects here. ... North East Independent School District is a school district located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) is a school district based in Carrollton, Texas (USA). ...


A Harris County Public Library branch in Cypress Creek, Harris County, Texas called the Barbara Bush Library[2] is named after her. The Harris County Public Library West University Branch and the West University Place Recreation Center, both located in West University Place, Texas Harris County Public Library is a public library system operated in Harris County, Texas. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...


The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine is named after Bush. Also named for her is one of George W. Bush's twin daughters. They are frequent honored guests at the White House. She serves on the Boards of AmeriCares and the Mayo Clinic, and heads the Barbara Bush Foundation. The Maine Medical Center of Portland, Maine is the largest hospital in northern New England. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Barbara Bush Barbara Pierce Bush (born November 25, 1981, in Dallas, Texas) is one of the fraternal twin daughters of U.S. president George W. Bush and Laura Bush. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Main campus in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. ...


Mrs. Bush was initiated into Beta Sigma Phi women's fraternity as an alumna honor initiate. Mrs. Bush also was initiated into the Texas Eta chapter (Texas A&M University) of Pi Beta Phi women's fraternity in 2002 as an alumna honor initiate.[3] Even before her initiation, she served as honorary chairperson of the fraternity's literacy[4] philanthropy, continuing a cause she championed as the wife of the Vice President and later as First Lady.[5] Beta Sigma Phi is an international non-academic sorority founded in 1931 by Walter Ross. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ...


Controversies

In 1984, Bush told the press that she could not say on television what she thought of then Vice-Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, but "it rhymes with rich".[6] Geraldine Anne Ferraro (born August 26, 1935) is a Democratic politician and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. ...


In September 1990, Bush said in an interview for People Magazine that the then-brand new TV show The Simpsons was the dumbest thing she had ever seen. Six years later, she and her husband were parodied heavily in an episode of the show, titled "Two Bad Neighbors" in which they were satirized in a Dennis the Menace style context. Bush was portrayed as being like Martha Wilson, even using the "Oh George" catchprase made famous by the latter. ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Two Bad Neighbors is the 13th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written and illustrated by Hank Ketcham since March 12, 1951, which made its debut in only 16 newspapers. ...


Speaking on March 18, 2003, two days before the beginning of the war on Iraq, she told ABC's Good Morning America:[7][8] is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The subject of this article is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Critics said that this statement showed how callous and cold she is, while supporters countered that she was merely dismissing speculation of deaths before the Iraq War began. A body bag is a non-porous bag designed to contain a human body, used for the storage and transport of corpses. ... For other uses, see Mind (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


While visiting a Houston relief center for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Bush told the radio program "Marketplace, This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Marketplace is a radio program that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them. ...

"Almost everyone I've talked to says, 'We're gonna move to Houston.' What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas... Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality, and so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underprivileged anyway. This is working very well for them".[9][10]
John Nichols of The Nation wrote, "Mrs. Bush chuckles audibly as she observes just how great things are going for families that are separated from loved ones, people who have been forced to abandon their homes and the only community where they have ever lived, and parents who are explaining to children that their pets, their toys and in some cases their friends may be lost forever."[11] The White House, when asked for comment, stated that she was expressing the gratitude she had heard from the evacuees for the help and welcome they had received in Houston.[12]

In 2006, it was revealed that Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund on the condition the charity do business with an educational software company owned by her son Neil Bush.[13] The Nation (ISSN 0027-8378) is a weekly [1] U.S. periodical devoted to politics and culture, self-described as the flagship of the left. [2] Founded on July 6, 1865 as an Abolitionist publication, it is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. ... Neil Bush Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955 in Midland, Texas) is the third of five children of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush (Barbara Lane Pierce). ...


"More Moon Money Flows to Bush Family - Washington Times Foundation ... a $100,000 contribution ... to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy"[14]


References

  1. ^ http://www.merrill.org/genealogy/newsletters/200001/6-1barbaracx.html
  2. ^ http://www.hcpl.lib.tx.us/branchinfo/cc/ccinfo.htm
  3. ^ Famous Pi Phis, Texas Eta web site
  4. ^ http://www.pibetaphi.org/philanthropies/literacy.html
  5. ^ White House biography of Barbara Bush
  6. ^ http://www.bartleby.com/63/95/595.html
  7. ^ http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0429-11.htm
  8. ^ http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/barbara.asp
  9. ^ "Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans", Editor and Publisher, September 5, 2005. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  10. ^ "Marketplace", American Public Media, September 5, 2005.  Audio clip.
  11. ^ John Nichols. "Barbara Bush: It's Good Enough for the Poor", The Nation, September 6, 2005. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  12. ^ Press Briefing by Scott McClellan. White House (September 7, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-04-18.
  13. ^ http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/3742329.html
  14. ^ http://www.talk2action.org/story/2007/5/3/203729/4512

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