Delegate: Laura’s Just Telling the Truth About Obama

After Laura Bush’s speech, the delegation sat down for breakfast. Ricky Roberie, a 47-year-old delegate from Baton Rouge, said over a plate of eggs and grits that he was “very excited” to see the first lady who, he said, “is always proper.”

When asked about her definitely-not-apolitical comments about the lack of experience in the Obama campaign, he said, “I was O.K. with that because it’s true. She didn’t say it to be politically aggressive—she is basically stating a fact. Mr. Obama does not have experience.”

“Some might call it a political jab,” he said. “But I don’t because it’s true.”