GMA Reports Laura Bush's Criticism of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

April 28th, 2010 3:18 PM

Former first Lady Laura Bush has some harsh words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in her upcoming memoir "Spoken From The Heart."

On Tuesday, ABC's "Good Morning America" logged a report featuring excerpts from the book recently published by the New York Times.

Astonishingly, these included Mrs. Bush criticizing Pelosi and Reid for calling her husband "an incompetent leader " and a "loser...liar" respectively.

"The comments were uncalled for and graceless," GMA's Juju Chang surprisingly quoted the first lady with text on the screen.

"These particular words revealed the petty and parochial nature of some who serve in Congress" (video follows with partial transcript and commentary, h/t HotAirPundit): 

JUJU CHANG: Former first lady Laura Bush believes she and former President George W. Bush may have been poisoned. That's one of many revelations in Mrs. Bush's new memoir, a copy of which has been obtained by the New York Times. In "Spoken From The Heart," the first lady takes on her husband's critics, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for calling President Bush "an incompetent leader," and Harry Reid for labeling him a "loser and a liar." Mrs. Bush writes, "The comments were uncalled for and graceless. These particular words revealed the petty and parochial nature of some who serve in Congress." 

Wow. A broadcast morning show actually read negative words written by a conservative about media darling Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American history?

Somebody pinch me. 

*****Update: NBer kareling deliciously asked in the comments section, "Any word on how many AP fact checkers have been assigned to Mrs. Bush's memoir?"

Answer: So many stimulus dollars have been allocated to this task that next month's employment numbers will skyrocket. :-)