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Laura Bush Makes The Case For Sarah Palin

...a little awkwardly.

From a joint Laura Bush-Cindy McCain appearance before the Louisiana delegation about an hour ago:

The other experience she brings that I think is very, very important is that she was a mayor. When you're a mayor, your constituents live next door. They're not [inaudible] a long way away. You don't get out of touch, like they always act like the president does. Although I have to say I don't think President Bush is out of touch. [loud applause].

--Noam Scheiber