Q: You'd be different from Laura Bush?
Teresa Heinz-Kerry: Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger — because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about.
Laura Bush earned a bachelor's degree in education at Southern Methodist University, then went to University of Texas at Austin for a master's degree in library science. After that she taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin from 1968 to 1977.