Archbishop Desmond Tutu pointedly avoids question about Bush
MINNEAPOLIS — Nobel peace prize laureate Desmond Tutu says first lady Laura Bush will be remembered for her concern about human rights in Burma.
The South African archbishop was asked about President Bush’s world legacy, but instead talked about Bush’s wife. The audience roared when he left the stage in an exaggerated tiptoe after avoiding the question about the president.
Tutu entertained about 2,000 people Friday night at a lecture hosted by Metropolitan State University.
Tutu spoke of making friends out of enemies, saying President Bush, Osama bin Laden and every other human are part of the same family.
Tutu’s visit is in conjunction with the PeaceJam youth conference, which pairs teenagers with Nobel laureates.