Former First Lady Laura Bush wants to see a woman as president in her lifetime -- as long as it's a Republican.

"I would love to see that in my lifetime," Bush said during an interview on Fox News. "I hope that's what we see, and I hope it's a Republican woman, might I add."

The former first lady offered words of support for the candidate that many Republicans had hoped would be the first female president, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

"I think that's just something she needed to determine, and she did," Bush said of Palin's decision to step down as governor. " And everyone has to respect the decision she made."

Don't expect former First Daughters Jenna or Barbara to have their name on a ballot, either; Bush said her daughters have no interest in entering the family business.

Mrs. Bush also said that she's spending her life after the White House settling into the Bushes' Dallas home. She also reported that she's been "talking" her memoirs, and then having her spoken words transcribed, because, Bush said, she's not a good typist.