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KY: Laura Bush Makes a Campaign Cameo

By Darryl Fears
In what is expected to be her last campaign stop before her husband leaves office, First Lady Laura Bush stumped on behalf of Robert Guthrie, a Republican running for a congressional seat, in Shepherdsville, Ky.

In her 11-minute speech, Bush told the crowd that Guthrie had created 500 jobs, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. She praised other Republicans running for office, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is up for reelection. Before the speech ended, she mentioned GOP presidential candidate John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin.

McCain, said Bush, is "a real American," and Palin, she said, is "a true reformer." Bush said she was proud that McCain chose a woman as his vice presidential nominee.

Guthrie's opponent, David Boswell, seized on the First Lady's speech to criticize the Republican, saying her appearance was evidence that his opponent was "tied to the hip of George Bush and Dick Cheney."

By Washington Post editors  |  November 4, 2008; 5:10 PM ET
Categories:  50 States , B_Blog  
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