Barbara Bush says Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska
Former President George W. Bush has carefully steered around the subject of Sarah Palin during interviews about his memoir. But his mother, Barbara Bush, aka the “Silver Fox,” is showing no restraint.
“I sat next to her once,” Mrs. Bush told CNN’s “Larry King Live” in an interview that also included her husband, former President George H.W. Bush. “Thought she was beautiful. And I think she’s very happy in Alaska — and I hope she’ll stay there.”
Palin is weighing a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination,telling ABC’s Barbara Walters last week that she thinks she could defeat President Barack Obama. She has a book, “America by Heart,” coming out Tuesday and is starring in a reality TV show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
A Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday showed a close contest between potential Republican candidates for 2012, with Palin gaining 19 percent to 18 percent for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and 17 percent for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (Barbara Bush with son George at n the deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia)