At which point, we all just took the bus to crazy town...
The following is a transcript from last night's airing of Larry King Live.
KING: Laura, has it been difficult putting up with all the flack that your husband has taken? And, you know, low polls, is it tough for you emotionally?
L. BUSH: Well, in some ways, of course, because I want George to be popular. But on the other hand, I know that he does what he thinks is right for our country and that he doesn't think he should try to be popular, that that's the easy way out.
But I also know -- and I've been watching the campaign, just like everybody else has, and it's been great theater -- that he takes a huge pounding from the other candidates, not all of them, not my candidate, John McCain, but I think that is -- that's demoralizing to me. I don't like that.
And for people who are running for this very office, I think it's sort of a good thing for them to think about --
KING: You don't like the way the Clinton-Obama campaign has been run, you mean?
L. BUSH: No, no, the way they talk about the president.
L. BUSH: For somebody who wants to be the president, I think maybe it's a good idea not to talk about the president that way. But anyway, that's my advice to them.
KING: Do you watch that race? Did you watch the Pennsylvania results yesterday?
L. BUSH: Sure, last night, we had book events and we came home late and turned on the television. We were in New York last night to see who had won. I mean, I don't watch a lot of it, but whenever I have a chance I'll turn it on and see what's happening.
KING: Do you have a favorite between the two, the two Democrats?
L. BUSH: My favorite is the Republican.
KING: Yours, too, I would imagine.
J. BUSH: I don't know.
KING: A-ha. J. BUSH: But, I mean, you know --
KING: Are you open to --
J. BUSH: Yes, of course. I mean, who isn't open to learning about the candidates? But, I mean, and I'm sure everybody is like that. But I really -- I honestly have been too busy with books to really pay that much attention.[...]