Laura Bush: I Told George Not to Make Gay Marriage an Issue


A passage from Laura Bush's memoir, Spoken from the Heart, out next week:

"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.”

He wasn't very good at listening — at least to her.

(via mike allen's playbook)

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  1. Hey Adam & Justice on the Rocks: I have some beautiful property for sale down in Florida. Or something perhaps more urban, a bridge in Manhatten?...(My guess is that you are both bottoms, and don't remember the 70's).

    Posted by: booka | Apr 28, 2010 11:29:15 AM

  2. "what's in it for her?"....

    What about book sales to sappy gays like the Log Cabin Republicans or GOProud, who consider crumbs like her few words a reward for all their work, money, time, and self-loathing. There's MONEY in it for her to say stuff like this to expand her buying fans. Pitiful, but true.

    Posted by: Pete | Apr 28, 2010 11:32:02 AM

  3. I couldn't care less whether Laura Bush wanted us to be an issue or not. Her husband was terrorizing the world, screwing the education system, and color-coding the marketing of fear. And she stood by him while his hands were soaked in blood and his brain was pickled by his own ignorance. She is complicit and toxic.

    Posted by: Mrs. Sippi | Apr 28, 2010 11:35:36 AM

  4. And we should care because ????

    Really, now. This stepford wife is sooooooo transparent now that she wants to sell a book. She married a alcoholic sociopath who had sex with that male hooker "Jeff Gannon" (or was it Rove?)and she wants us to believe she is a gay ally?


    I'm surprised she's still married to the former LIAR-in-Chief who destroyed America in more ways than one.

    If I was living in that Texas town where they have their mansion, I would avoid driving around them. After all, Laura did kill her ex-boyfriend in that car "accident".

    Posted by: FunMe | Apr 28, 2010 11:51:23 AM

  5. Too Little, Too Late

    That kunt and her retard hubby are going to rot in hell.

    Posted by: chasmader | Apr 28, 2010 11:52:39 AM

  6. So wait she is saying she was wrong? The fact that gay issues were brought up during his run WON him the election.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Apr 28, 2010 12:44:50 PM

  7. Justlike Cindy McSame, It's a nice gesture, but it's a little too late. Why the fuck didn't she speak out against her husband. Oh yeah, she a Xtian woman and knows her place. Her statement means nothing. Go enjoy your elite life living of the american taxpayers for the rest of your life.

    Posted by: DairyQueen | Apr 28, 2010 12:55:20 PM

  8. @chasmader, they don't rot in ,they live and spend all of the money stolen from the people and make more by selling shitty books making you feel pity for them, because somehow they are more fucked up than you and I.

    why nobody has said anything against them?
    bush administration was build on fear in commoners and tyranny

    Posted by: josepe | Apr 28, 2010 1:00:45 PM

  9. She has no credibility whatsoever. She freely chose to marry W. and stayed married to him. She helped him achieve the position of power that allowed him to murder innocent people and bankrupt our country--morally and financially. And still she stayed by his side. I don't give a flaming turd what she has to say about ANYTHING.

    Posted by: Happily Married | Apr 28, 2010 1:01:16 PM

  10. so if she is crazy as a fembot, i can be crazy too.
    didn't she killed somebody while driving?

    Posted by: josepe | Apr 28, 2010 1:02:11 PM

  11. Booka - wrong on both counts. If you're going to resort to personal attacks, try to be either amusing or intelligent. You were neither.

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Apr 28, 2010 1:04:09 PM

  12. Whoever designed that book cover should be shot.

    Yes, she killed her ex-boyfriend. Yes, she kept silent in the White House (more than any other modern first lady). Yes, Karl Rove used gay marriage as a wedge issue even though his father was gay. Yes, the Bushes have gay friends and staff but don't give a shit about their rights. (And the Cheneys do the same with their gay daughter.) And yes, George W was the worst president in history.

    But I bet I'm missing the bright side, aren't I, Log Cabin Republicans?

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 28, 2010 1:32:20 PM

  13. So we've established that she applies makeup with paint roller. Or is it a potato gun? ROTFLMAO Still, she looks better than that linebacker mother in law.

    So while this may have happened, she didn't sell it, so it doesn't matter. The thought doesn't count.

    Posted by: TANK | Apr 28, 2010 1:44:43 PM

  14. She is, by all accounts, a very troubled woman.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 28, 2010 1:53:09 PM

  15. Laura's statement is not the geatest thing in the world, but it's still not a bad thing. Better than not. But note how some gays totally flip out every time a "conservative" or Republican says something even bordering on positive. It throws off their whole us-versus-them attitude (with the pre-designated "us" and "them"). Even a moderate statement like hers sends gays reeling (especially those already off-balance from the seeming mistreatment we're getting from the present administration). So many gays are personally invested in the us-versus-them that their worst nightmare, ever, would be if a Republican administration actually turned out to be more gay-friendly than the Democrats. Personally, I'd welcome it, from any party.

    Posted by: JT | Apr 28, 2010 2:03:06 PM

  16. Agreed, JT. And remember, she wasn't elected president; her husband was. I'd like to think that some Republicans sitting on the fence about gay issues might read her book and think "Hmmm, if Mrs. George W. Bush says gay marriage isn't a significant issue..." and throw their NOM solicitation letters into the garbage.

    If her biggest concerns were selling as many books as possible (although let's face it, she doesn't need the money) it would actually have been to her advantage to spin herself as a super-right wing conservative, since that is presumably her potential reading audience. Or at the very least be silent on the issue.

    Posted by: M. | Apr 28, 2010 2:38:44 PM

  17. So... turns out Dubya ignores Laura and doesn't take her advice.


    y a w n

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 28, 2010 4:07:52 PM

  18. I wonder if there's any overlap between Dubya's gay friends and Sarah Palin's gay friends.

    I'm figuring 100% overlap: Mary Cheney.

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 28, 2010 4:10:16 PM

  19. Shut up Pickles. Too little, too late.

    Posted by: Evan | Apr 28, 2010 4:59:36 PM

  20. If we had to have a "Bush" or a "Republican", I wish SHE had been president.

    Posted by: Jim | Apr 29, 2010 1:08:38 AM

  21. Marrying Laura Bush just might be the only smart thing W ever did. This woman showed true class at a time when most of us would (and did) run as far as possible from the insanity of the 8 year reign of terror known as the Bush administration. I don't see than anyone can hold her responsible or blame her for anything as she wasn't an elected official, simply married to one, and those how choose to vilify her are aiming at the wrong target. Don't get me wrong, W's presidency is going to rightfully go down in history as one of the worst but Laura is not to blame for any of it. And yes, the picture is just out and out creepy.

    Posted by: ChrisM | Apr 29, 2010 8:40:34 AM

  22. STFU Laura - not only is it 2 little 2 late - didn't your husband's administration quite nearly destroy our country on every front.

    Go back in hiding with the rest of the Bush clan.

    Posted by: Chapeau | Apr 29, 2010 8:41:02 PM

  23. reminds me of regan wife,fag hag with no balls

    Posted by: sal(yeah yeah) | Apr 30, 2010 2:34:17 AM

  24. Whether she is being honest or not, I'm sure she realizes, now, that history is going to regard her, George, and their cohorts, VERY unfavorably regarding the Federal Marriage Amendment (and its role/use in the 2004 election). It's like having a legacy of supporting separate "colored" and "white" waiting rooms at train stations. Bush's legacy regarding marriage equality will be *extremely* shameful.

    Posted by: too little too late indeed | May 1, 2010 8:25:48 PM

  25. Really? Are you really coming out with this statement? How disingenuous! Worse yet. IF you and the SHRUB have gay friends - SHAME ON THEM for being friends with you! Just as Rick Santorum brags about having gay friends - shame on them. SILENCE = DEATH Laura Shrub.
    You yourself are responsible for the death of a friend and never had to do any kind of penance for it. Texas justice.

    Posted by: Christopher Lines | Aug 24, 2011 12:47:30 PM

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