Barbara Bush stepped out as the matriarch of the Bush plutocracy to urge the GOP faithful that it's time to let the bitterness go."I'm tired now of the elections," Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America's first ladies. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly."
Bush, sporting a double strand of her signature pearls, joined former first lady Laura Bush on a panel for the Enduring Legacies of America's First Ladies conference at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
The first ladies avoided offering political opinions, but Barbara Bush did issue a stern warning to both Republicans and Democrats.
"They are going to have to compromise," said Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush. "It's not a dirty word."
It's a concerted effort, I've noticed, that the Bushes have been engaged in for the last week. It's clear that the Bushes want the GOP back, and realistically they may be their only way forward.
Jeb is married to a Latina, and his son, also going into politics for the first time this year, a bush who is half latino, is expected to be a soon rising star in the future GOP.
Do you think that the rest of the Bushes combined can overcome the damage that Dubya did to their name as a political brand?