Well she's all you'd ever want,
She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.
She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.
The first lady, showing class and grace, dismissed the need for an apology over Heinz Kerry's comments
. CNN reports
Laura Bush on Thursday brushed off comments about her work experience that were made by Teresa Heinz Kerry...
Asked about Heinz Kerry's apology Wednesday for what she said, Bush responded, "It didn't matter to me. It didn't hurt my feelings. It was perfectly all right that she apologized. She didn't have to apologize. I know how tough it is. And actually I know those trick questions."
Laura Bush could have used Heinz-Kerry's blunder for the purpose of political grandstanding. The First Lady could have given a carefully scripted answer about the importance of appreciating America's teachers and librarians in order to help her husband in this closely contested election; but, once again, the First Lady showed America what a classy woman she is by opting to rise above the partisan fray, by dismissing the need for Heinz Kerry to apologize for her err, and by empathizing with Heinz Kerry with regards to how tricky reporters questions can be.
I say if the first lady doesn't want to make an issue of this, we ought to respect her wishes and let Heinz-Kerry slide.