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  Laura Bush praises Hillary Clinton, defends Michelle Obama
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Jun 09, 2008 08:37pm
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News DateMonday, June 9, 2008 04:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionKRANJ, Slovenia | First lady Laura Bush said Monday she admired the "grit and strength" Hillary Rodham Clinton demonstrated in the Democratic Party's long, hard-fought primaries, but said she would want to see a Republican woman as president.

She also came to the defense of Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, who has been harshly criticized by Republicans for saying last February in a Wisconsin campaign appearance that for the first time in her adult life she's proud of the United States.

"I think she probably meant 'I'm more proud,' you know, is what she really meant. You have to be very careful in what you say. Everything you say is looked at and in many cases misconstrued," she said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." In fact, Michelle Obama later clarified the remark, saying she had always been proud of her country.
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