(Reuters) Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she’s ready to move beyond this year’s campaign season, in comments that came at an Austin conference the week after President Barack Obama’s re-election.

“I’m tired now of the elections,” Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America’s first ladies. “People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly.”

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