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Can part of my interview with former First Lady Laura Bush we were joined by a very special -- her daughter Barbara.
Who shared that even she was surprised by some of the stories in her mom's new book.
I was surprised -- machines I always knew she was adventurous but I never knew that.
You know insurance to anyone she drove across the country by herself and and different things that she'd done with her friends that I -- you know what were you thinking and.
I don't know I just took off and started driving that it way it was not that.
Difficult really and I don't think it -- that -- usual at the time that you were 31.
You -- George the president who dated him for six weeks that there and they can't tell you got engaged.
And as somebody in the town said a while the most eligible -- gonna hook up with the old maid of -- -- How does that make you feel at the time I actually thought it was very funny it was just so typical I was four -- younger than George but he was considered the -- eligible bachelor and I was considered the oh man he's that but that was really can't akin Barbara how do you reflect on that now since you're 28 I know young and most.
Let's say no I remember when we were younger I thought it was so all you know my parents -- so -- when they got married at 31 but.
Now that I'm 28 it.
And I don't any -- -- that.
And that no no pressure it to have to Barbara about -- up from mrs.
bush those shares of course we want the now would you given the same advice that you -- in your life as far as dating for only six weeks before engagement no probably not I would probably think that was a reckless somebody else -- it.
What is it like to be a former first a kid -- that it.
Jenna and I were thrilled to be able to topple what their parents campaign -- that in 2004.
And you know really it was just like Diana fund family trip we just happy to be going infants are really amazing places and it's really brilliant people.
And getting to see our parents do their work firsthand which a lot of people don't ever have that opportunity to jail.
But you do talk mrs.
bush in the book about one experience for -- at Yale.
-- one of her teaching assistants.
Said to her that she would not get an eight in that class unless her father did not go to war.
Yeah what I really -- right about Barbara she just took care of that totally by herself she'd win Jordanian he.
And just -- -- -- work to her professor.
And instead of the teaching assistant and she didn't even tell me.
For a long time -- one of the things that you talk about in the book mrs.
bush that was so difficult for you was the constant brutal.
Media criticism of your husband.
But but how you -- -- in the book is that while you believe that it was horrible you felt the worst for your children.
Well that's just what happens in American political life and we knew it Barbara and Jenna were born when their grandfather was vice president and that it's.
Really it is terrible and people should be more careful I think with what they say in what they.
Especially what -- The sake of family members.
I don't think any of us were happy about reading critical comments about her dad but at the same time we -- have a very well and knew how amazing and funny.
He and -- he is so -- You know we guarding him as a human and just wish that other people saw that way as well.
This is pushing right about at one point where an -- in the White House overheard a conversation.
Of the president with one of your children.
And and and she -- you.
This was somebody who's just working temporarily in the office that was that's right next to the -- that our bread that was -- -- the White House and as George was Justin -- stern talking to her and you know when when I went back into my office and this young woman with sweeping the -- she wished she had a bad.
Had -- talk to her like that.
Yeah I know one story that you like to tell Barbara.
Is when somebody thought they recognized your mom is it in a Wal-Mart in the -- and I won't -- this text and and what happened.
Some woman came -- you know and -- I think I know -- And -- said well you might I'm alarmed -- -- -- set out and out.
Think I don't know you don't get don't get a block away yeah.
I think you can and the kids both -- to tell that story you know what's so fascinating is that just normal.
It's just a normal mom and tighter relationship and what didn't like to do when they're on their own and away from the press that let's go to the ranch.
It like to go on walks and hikes together that they like to play a lot of scramble to apparently Barbara's -- expert who wins.
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