Barbara Bush: I Hope Palin Stays in Alaska

Weekly Standard zings her, too
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2010 4:27 PM CST

Not much love for Sarah Palin from the Bush matriarch: Asked by Larry King her opinion, Bush responded, "I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful. And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there." At least she was smiling when she said it. CNN provides a video teaser (in the gallery), and the full interview airs Monday night.

Another Palin item raising eyebrows is a negative, at-times-mocking review of her reality show in the magazine edited by her longtime champion, William Kristol. Written by Matt Labash, the Weekly Standard review includes lines like this: "But that's what going rogue is all about. Letting it fly. Following your gut. Which has made Sarah Palin wealthy, and intensely discussed, and now has secured her a spot in the Reality TV Star pantheon. And good for Palin if she's happy following her gut. Though there's no compelling reason to suggest the rest of us should tag along behind." (More Barbara Bush stories.)

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