I write in response to the mean, miserable, nasty, snotty column about Laura Bush written by Mr. Kofford, who should never presume to write a column about women or a woman. He simply is in way over his head.
I'll begin by saying there is nothing "googly" about the eyes of Laura Bush. She has beautiful eyes, and they sparkle with the quiet charm of an intelligent, self-composed woman who has no need to jiggle or bounce around like a high school cheerleader. I wonder if it could have crossed your small mind that she may well be a "steel magnolia." Do we remember Roslyn Carter? For that matter I think Hillary Clinton has lovely eyes. Not only that but she has had the good fortune to be supported by that great Huey Long constituency that has moved itself from south to north. How lucky can a girl get?
As to having a first lady called by three names, Mrs. Clinton is the only one who comes to mind. I was very small when FDR was elected president in 1932, but I do remember Mrs. Hoover was known as Lou Hoover. Mrs. Roosevelt was always Eleanor Roosevelt; although she could have been Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt since that was her maiden name. However, a woman with her class and good breeding would have properly concluded that that would have been just a bit much.