The Politico’s Mike Allen has gotten a look at Larua Bush’s new memoirs:
LAURA BUSH’s memoir, “Spoken from the Heart” (Scribner, 456 pages), is officially out Tuesday. $16.20 on Amazon http://amzn.to/bP6eKd The New York Times has published an account based on a copy obtained at a bookstore, freeing POLITICO to report the contents of an embargoed hardback provided by the publisher.
…“In 2004 the social question that animated the campaign was gay marriage. Before the election season had unfolded, I had talked to George about not making gay marriage a significant issue. We have, I reminded him, a number of close friends who are gay or whose children are gay. But at that moment I could never have imagined what path this issue would take and where it would lead.” (p. 303)
John Avarosis beat me to the punch:
George sure didn’t listen to Laura on this one — or even Dick Cheney. Nope. He listened to Karl Rove, who had a gay stepfather, and Ken Mehlman. More on those two here.