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Laura Bush Cautioned Against Anti-Gay Campaign

Jim Burroway

April 28th, 2010

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 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.



Lindoro Almaviva
April 28th, 2010 | LINK

Well, I can actually see them having gay friends before W taking this path. I can also see Laura getting a couple of calls and feeling embarrassed about how dumb W was, but after getting him through coke and buzz she knew this by heart.

It would be nice to hear from those gay friends and see where they stand now.

April 28th, 2010 | LINK

Laura Bush??? Manslaughteress much????

April 28th, 2010 | LINK

Lindoro, have you ever visited

Trust me, there are gay people who support and even promote the most VILE of homophobic politicians.

Hell, some of the most vile homophobic politicians are gay themselves.

The Lauderdale
April 28th, 2010 | LINK

Gonna have to echo TampaZeke there.

Also, those four sentences are *all* we have for Laura Bush’s take on the subject so far. I’d be interested in reading the next paragraph or three (once the book is actually in at my library, that is.) Somehow, I doubt she is going to say anything that overtly criticizes her husband.

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