[VIDEO] Michelle Needs Money for Being First Lady, Says Barack. Here’s What Laura Bush Says

[VIDEO] Michelle Needs Money for Being First Lady, Says Barack.  Here’s What Laura Bush Says

I was just a young woman when Laura Bush was First lady, but I loved her so much. My mother would have all of my sisters and I sit and watch her whenever she was on TV, and I remember my mother saying to us, ‘Girls, THAT is how a lady acts. Watch and learn’

As long ago as THAT was in my mind, Laura Bush has always been, for me at least, one of the classiest First Ladies that the Nation has ever seen. She epitomized class and decorum. Now that Michelle Obama is our First Lady, it has become glaringly obvious how good we did have it. Her husband is President, and she thinks First Lady should be paid, too. Laura Bush responds in her typical graceful, tactful way:


This just really puts it in perspective, doesn’t it?

President Obama thinks Michelle Obama needs to get paid for being First Lady:

Let me tell you, now, Michelle would point out First Ladies get paid nothing. (Laughter.) So there’s clearly not equal pay in the White House when it comes to her and me. But before we were in the White House, I wanted to make sure Michelle got paid as much as she could. (Laughter.) I want a big paycheck for Michelle. (Laughter.) That wasn’t a women’s issue. If she had a bigger paycheck, that made us able to pay the bills. (Applause.) Why would I want my spouse or my daughter discriminated against? That doesn’t make any sense.

So this should be a no-brainer. And hopefully we’ll — we’re just going to keep on pushing until the light bulb goes off above the heads of some of these Republican friends of mine.

Compare that to what Laura Bush said on the subject: “No. I don’t think so. There are plenty of perks.”

There ARE plenty of perks, to be sure. Maids, Chefs (as Laura pointed out), Security, travel, and so much more. I can understand that perhaps a person would want to pursue a career, but as First Lady or Gentleman, those are sacrifices that you make. How on earth could a person provide services on any kind of professional level? The secret service would have to be present, etc. It would cost more in taxpayer dollars than it’s worth. But still, a paycheck for First Lady? That’s low, even for the Obamas.

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, On Facebook, or email the author at [email protected]


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