So why did Barbara Bush take a jab at Sarah Palin?

In a taped interview to air on Larry King tonight, the former first lady said about Sarah Palin:

“I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful — and I think she’s very happy in Alaska — and I hope she’ll stay there.”


Well, seems obvious that Barbara Bush doesn’t think too highly of Sarah Palin. Usually when politicos compliment-then-attack Palin, they say something like, “Well, she gets lot of people excited” or “She certainly has lots of passion.”

But the only compliment Barbara Bush could muster before getting in her dig was to say that she’s pretty. I think it would have been classier of Barbara Bush to avoid the “she’s just a pretty face” slam.

One can appreciate the talents of Sarah Palin and still prefer someone else for the GOP nomination in 2012. I think very highly of her pro-life beliefs and that she took on the Republican establishment in Alaska by ousting Gov. Frank Murkowski. That said, I’m not convinced that she’s the best candidate to carry the Republican banner against President Barack Obama.

But the real question here: Why is Barbara Bush weighing in on this? Why is she getting in a jab on Sarah Palin?

There’s no doubt that Palin is a media star and the talk of much 2012 speculation. But why does Barbara Bush care one way or the other?

Once again, I think the family is setting the stage for Jeb Bush to run in 2012. If Jeb were to run, I think most of Romney’s supporters would flock immediately to the former Florida governor. So the only other person that would stand in the way of the nomination would be Sarah Palin.

UPDATE: Here’s the video from the Larry King video:



  • Mary Lou Welz

    A winning team is Palin/Bolton 2012.

    I shy away from commenters who have done no research on Palin.

    I belive in abstinence- not a popular opinion but one for all unmarrieds to follow.Teens need to stay away from sex. They are 99% of the time unprepared for the consequences.

  • Montana

    The half term governor is a “Dan Quayle” in heels. Since we already had an idiot “W” that caused our current economic debacle, America knows not to trust in fools who think they are brilliant. One of the reason for “W” failure was his drinking, Palin just has bad genes.

  • Pamela

    Palin just said that we have to stand with our North Korean allies.
    Another classic reason why she is not fit to be our President. She really is clueless. Her supporters will say, “Oh she just mis-spoke”. But she’s really not fit to be our President.



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