Barbara Bush


Barbara Bush Quotes

  • ''Avoid this crowd like the plague. And if they quote you, make damn sure they heard you.''
    Barbara Bush (b. 1925), First Lady of the United States (1988-1992). As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 25 (November 30, 1992). Her husband, President George Bush, having been defeated for re-election by Governor Bill Clinton, Bush was giving the incoming first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, a tour of the White House. They were surrounded by representatives of the news media, and Bush gave Clinton this advice.
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  • ''I know a lot of wonderful men married to pills, and I know a lot of pills married to wonderful women. So one shouldn't judge that way.''
    Barbara Bush (b. 1925), First Lady of the United States (1988-1992). As quoted in Time magazine, p. 27 (August 24, 1992). Opposing Republican attacks on Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Clinton which focused on his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bush was married to Republican President George Bush, whom Clinton defeated in the November election.
  • ''The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions .... You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time.''
    Barbara Bush (b. 1925), First Lady of the United States (1988-1992). As quoted in Time magazine, p. 27 (August 24, 1992). The wife of Republican President George Bush, she was referring to abortion; her personal position on the issue was the reverse of her husband's, and the Republican Party's, anti-abortion stance.

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