Laura’s Lurch to the Louvre

President Bush might want to keep his eye on the First Lady.

Laura Bush already ruffled some feathers with her joke the other night about President Bush “milking” male farm animals:

“I’m proud of George. He’s learned a lot about ranching since that first year when he tried to milk the horse. What’s worse, it was a male horse.”

And today, well, she’s really gone and done it.

[Today,] First Lady Laura Bush tours the exhibit, “Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and Her Circle,” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts with Marie-Cecile Jonas, wife of the French Ambassador to the United States.

From soft-spoken Texas librarian to foul-mouthed Francophile — will the president’s base ever forgive her?