03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Laura Bush: "I've Been Involved For A Long Time In Policy"

First Lady Laura Bush said Sunday that she is much more involved in policy than many people think and then went to bat for her husband on children's health care and foreign policy.

Calling the state children's health insurance program (SCHIP) "a perfect issue" for Democrats to demagogue on, Bush waded into largely uncharted public territory for her by taking exception to the party that opposes the president.

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