I've always liked Laura Bush. She has been such a refreshing change from the strident spouse of the previous administration. Dignified, soft-spoken, content to work quietly in the background, Mrs. Bush has brought a gracious sense of class back into The White House.
This article is one example of the positive influence her personal manner can bring into our foreign relations. Advancing our nation's interests doesn't always have to involve boots on the ground. With the right ambassador, pumps on the carpet will work at least as well.