Asked what she thinks about Sarah Palin, the matriarch of the Bush family responded with characteristic diplomacy.
"I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush told CNN's Larry King. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."
The 85-year-old former first lady chuckled and smiled at her subtle sarcasm. Her comments come as Palin, former Alaska governor, revealed this week that she's considering a 2012 run for the White House, and said believes she could beat President Barack Obama.
I could not agree more with Ms Barbara Bush - now only if she could have kept W in Texas, as well!