Barbara Bush: Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska

Former First Lady Barbara Bush told CNN's Larry King that she hopes Sarah Palin stays in Alaska.

Mrs. Bush made the comment during a joint interview with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, that is scheduled to air on Monday night.

When asked for her opinion of the popular GOP star, Mrs. Bush offered the following take:

"I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful," Bush said. "And I think she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."

The former first lady also said she loves Decision Points, the recently-published memoir by her son, former President George W. Bush.

"I loved the book, I thought it was very frank," Bush said. "He's not trying to write a biography, he's trying to tell how it is in the White House."

According to a separate clip released by CNN, Bush's husband, former president George H.W. Bush, also tells King that he doesn't understand how the Tea Party fits into politics.

"I don't know really what it is, Larry," President Bush says.

"I'm confused by it, frankly,"  but he concludes, "I think it's alright."