Laura Bush Makes San Diego Appearance Despite Husband’s Surgery

By Christina London
|  Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013  |  Updated 3:58 PM PDT
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Former first lady Laura Bush and Alan Lowe, director of the library and museum enter a replica of the White House rose garden during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke in San Diego on the same day her husband had surgery in Dallas.

On Tuesday morning, President George W. Bush, 67, underwent a heart procedure. He had a stent inserted to open a blocked artery. Doctors said the surgery went well, and the president is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday.

Meanwhile, his wife kept her speaking engagement Tuesday at the Global Travel Association (GBTA) convention. The convention, which showcases the latest in business travel, is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center August 4-7.

Earlier in the day, GBTA tweeted about the president’s procedure. The organization wished him a speedy recovery and expressed gratitude that Laura Bush was still attending the conference.

Another former first lady, Hillary Clinton, will be the keynote speaker at the convention. Clinton is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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