New York, Sept.26 : US First Lady Laura Bush has said that Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin does not have any significant foreign policy background, but can rely on John McCain for help in this area.
In an interview with CNN, Bush was asked whether Palin, who is McCain's running mate, had sufficient foreign policy experience.
"Of course she doesn't have that. You know, that's not been her role. But I think she is a very quick study, and fortunately John McCain does have that sort of experience," Fox News quoted her, as saying.
Nonetheless, Laura Bush said that she had "a lot of confidence" in Palin, and cited her "executive experience" as a governor and a mayor.
"She's got a lot of really good common sense, and I think that's very important," Bush said.
Bush, who was interviewed in New York while advocating for global literacy at the United Nations, also said she felt Palin has been treated unfairly because she is a woman.
"I do think there's a little bit of that going on, and I think it's to be expected," she said.