The Best Days of Their Wives

Though still the adoring spouse, Barbara Bush speaks her mind on abortion, thus joining Marilyn Quayle in sharing the spotlight -- and the microphone --with their husbands

The morning after the New York Post published charges that George Bush had an extramarital affair, Noelle Bush, 15, asked her grandmother what all the fuss was about. As the two sat by the White House pool Wednesday morning, Barbara Bush explained that the newspapers were reporting that Noelle's grandfather allegedly had a fling with a former staff member eight years earlier. "Come on, Ganny," said the girl. "That's what they're saying," Mrs. Bush replied. When Noelle broke into giggles, the First Lady upbraided her in mock horror. "That's sort of insulting to your grandfather." Replied Noelle: "That is so funny."...

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