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Sarah Palin should stick to Alaska, says Barbara Bush

November 22, 2010 14:35 IST
Sarah Palin may fancy her chances in the United States presidential 2012 polls, but the former American first lady Barbara Bush is not her biggest fan. Barbara Bush doesn't appear to think much of Palin's White House aspirations, saying the former Alaska governor should "stay in her home state".

Appearing on CNN's Larry King show, the outspoken former first lady said she considers Palin beautiful but thinks, "Palin is very happy in Alaska and should stay there".

In excerpts from the interview by former US president H W Bush and his wife put on the website, the couple did not think much of the Tea Party movement, the group which created waves in recent Congressional and state elections in US. Former president Bush Senior said that though some of the ideas of the Tea Party make much sense, he wasn't sure how the new group will fit into the larger political landscape in America.

The former first couple also talked about their son George W Bush's new book Decision Point. "The book is very interesting. He is not trying to write a biography, he is trying to tell how it is in the White House," Barbara Bush said.

Her husband added, "My son is speaking from his heart. I think he has done a good job selling the darn thing."

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