"Laura Bush was self-effacing by choice, and by an exquisite understanding of her role in the White House. She was only noticed when she wanted to be, and when such moments came she held our attention with a fragrant panache: Cast your mind to the White House Correspondents' dinner, when she delighted those present -- and, it should be said, the entire nation -- with a hilarious depiction of herself as a 'Desperate Housewife.' And in the course of a seemingly innocuous routine, she took gentle (but effective) pinpricks to her husband, as when she pointed out the differences between them: 'I'm quiet, he's talkative; I'm introverted, he's extroverted ... I can pronounce "nuclear." . . . There has never been any doubt, however, that she Stands By Her Man"
-- columnist Tunku Varadarajan, writing at Forbes.com.