Pol Light Moment #32 occurred on November 15, 2012, when Barbara Bush graciously encouraged people to move on, even if like her they didn't vote for President Barack Obama to have a second term. Barbara Bush served as First Lady from 1989-1993, when her husband George H.W. Bush was President of the United States. Prior to that she was the Second Lady of the United States from 1981-1989. She is also the mother of former President George W. Bush.
Barbara Bush, who had endorsed Barack Obama's opponent in the 2012 Presidential election, made her Pol Light post-mortem on the election while serving on a panel for the Enduring Legacies of America's First Ladies conference at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. While at the conference Barbara Bush said, "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly (Reuters, November 15, 2012)." Wise words from a former First Lady.
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