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Bush went on to criticize the lack of civility in politics. “I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, ‘What are you doing?’ ” she said, according to the Dallas newspaper.

Her daughter-in-law, Laura Bush, said politics has battled a lack of civility since at least the days of Abraham Lincoln.

Two former first ladies shared their perspectives of politics since leaving the White House during a George W. Bush Presidential Center conference exploring the influence of first ladies.