Michelle O. 'Doing a Great Job:' Laura Bush

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 31, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
Michelle O. 'Doing a Great Job:' Laura Bush
Laura Bush smiles in front of the USS Texas submarine after the Change of Command in Groton, Conn., today.   (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama's performance as first lady is getting high marks from her predecessor, Laura Bush. Speaking after a change-of-command ceremony for the USS Texas submarine in Connecticut, Bush said today she's watched the current first lady from afar and is impressed.

Bush says "she's doing a great job," and says being first lady is like being a member of a club that very few people get to be part of. Bush says it's "been great to be back home" in Texas after 8 years in the White House, and she's enjoying private life. Bush says she's been working on a book and is busy helping put together President George W. Bush's presidential library. (More Michelle Obama stories.)

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