Yet somehow I met George," she said. For a politician who thrives on quips he was, with hindsight, slightly off key. We may never look at her in the quite the same way again. She poked fun at his cabinet's war-mongering reputation. Which is I think why he and Cheney and Rumsfeld [the defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld] get along so well. With Mr Bush going through a sticky patch, it was no wonder he seemed close to tears as she sat down.
She even risked a foray into that most sensitive of familial territories, her in-laws, playing up to Barbara Bush's reputation as a fearsome matriarch.
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