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Here from the AP is a profile of librarian and First Lady Laura Bush as she approaches the demands of speaking in front of the Republican National Convention next week in the Big Apple.
The article paints a picture of Mrs. Bush as "the dutiful wife" in contrast to the brasher Teresa Heinz-Kerry: "A Texan, Laura Bush generally has higher approval ratings than the European-educated Heinz Kerry, the outspoken heiress to the Heinz ketchup and soup fortune who once told a journalist to "shove it."
Interestingly, the article reveals that Bush was once a Democrat (as Heinz-Kerry was once a Republican): "A former Democrat, Laura Bush was raised in Midland, Texas. She is the only child of an accountant and a housewife. She and George W. Bush hail from the same region and even briefly attended the same school.
But they met only in 1977, at a barbecue at a friends' house. They got married a few months later.
Laura is credited with persuading her husband to abandon alcohol and rediscover his Christian faith."
...the moral of the story being 'stand by your man'?