“Start With What You Know”: Laura Bush Gives A Lesson To Present And Future First Ladies
March 21, 2018 13:24 By Fabiosa
Laura Bush has recently given an outstanding advice to all former, present, and future first ladies. In her interview with “CBS This Morning,” she said it is necessary to start with what you know.
For example, Laura Bush, who is a librarian and teacher, decided to concentrate her efforts on literacy and founded the first national book festival as first lady.
By the way, Laura Bush is actively involved in the work of the First Ladies Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, which motivates and urges leaders' wives to take actions and change the society by using their status. It can be, for example, the improvement of the health care and education for women and girls.
She also said that Barbara Bush, her mother-in-law, was an inspiration for her and it was an incredible opportunity to watch her serve as a first lady.
In the interview with C-SPAN, Laura Bush was asked whether first ladies should receive salaries for what they are doing in the White House.
I think the interesting question is not should they receive a salary, but should they be able to work for a salary at their job that they might have already had. I think that’s what we’ll have to come to terms with.
The role of the first ladies changes with every presidency. Most ladies pick a policy issue to focus on. Thus, Michelle Obama had a healthy eating and exercise project, Hillary Clinton was focused on health care initiative, and Laura Bush – on literacy.
Laura Bush’s lesson is simple – start with what you know. What a great advice!