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  First Lady: Bush Should've Been Notified
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  May 20, 2005 10:00pm
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MediaWebsite - Yahoo News
News DateSaturday, May 21, 2005 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAMMAN, Jordan - Laura Bush is showing her independent side and contradicting the White House. Newsweek magazine should not be solely blamed for deadly protests in the Middle East, the first lady said Friday. And her husband should have been interrupted to be told about an airplane scare that sent her hurrying for cover in an underground bunker.

Her candid remarks — at the outset of a trip to the Middle East — showed anew Mrs. Bush's willingness to step out more boldly in her husband's second term. Usually deferential to her husband and rarely controversial, she has veered off the White House message only rarely in the past.

But there was no mistaking that her views were at odds with White House officials as she chatted with reporters on her plane as she flew across the Atlantic.

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