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From Whitehouse.gov, here's an official transcript of remarks by librarian and First Lady Laura Bush on her appearance last night on the Tonight Show. Got that? Last night? Tonight?
Questioned about the President's facial expressions during the first debate last week, Leno commented and Mrs. Bush replied:
LENO: How about like -- being somewhat dyslexic, anybody who watches this monologue, I trip over my words. And occasionally, your husband will make a gaffe, which we will exploit to the hilt. (Laughter.) I mean, do you guys have fun with that afterwards?
MRS. BUSH: We do. We laugh about it sometimes. Sometimes, we don't laugh. (Laughter and applause.)
But actually, the fact is, he gives hundreds of speeches and he'll give three or four in a day. And, you know, after that amount of time, it's easy to make a mistake or two.
LENO: How about the faces? Because everyone seemed to say he would kind of grimace --
MRS. BUSH: That he was scowling?
LENO: Scowling, you know --
MRS. BUSH: I didn't see that. I was on the very front row and in person that didn't really show up that much. But I think he said this morning that anyone who listened to his opponent say that many things about him would have to make a face. (Applause.)