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Marriage Equality Coalition Removes Laura Bush from Ad, is 'Sorry She Didn't Want to Be Included': VIDEO


The Respect for Marriage Coalition has honored a request from Former First Lady Laura Bush to have an interview clip in which she expressed support for same-sex marriage rights be removed from a marriage equality ad the group began running earlier this week, Politico reports:

“We used public comments for this ad from American leaders who have expressed support for civil marriage,” the group said. “We appreciate Mrs. Bush’s previous comments but are sorry she didn’t want to be included in an ad. The ad launched a public education campaign that will now move to new and different voices that reflect the depth and breadth of our support.”

The new ad features a Republican former Marine, Craig Stowell, speaking about how he came to support gay marriage after learning his brother was gay.

Watch the replacement ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I have to wonder if Jeb Bush possibly running, in 2016, has anything to do with her request...

    Posted by: jsb | Feb 21, 2013 10:13:01 PM

  2. So Laura Bush, relatively inoffensive First Lady while her moron husband was destroying the world, has chosen to take on the title of explicitly anti-gay c*nt, which she really didn't emphasize before.

    God, to have had sex with one of the dumbest men on the planet, must make you feel special, Laura. Sad, sick woman.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Feb 21, 2013 10:47:39 PM

  3. It was tacky to use her in the first place without asking permission.

    Posted by: niles | Feb 21, 2013 11:18:09 PM

  4. Agreed that it is improper to use someone's endorsement against her will. Shame on Marriage Coalition. But Laura Bush still killed a young man with her car. Shame on her. Republicans shouldn't mention Chappaquiddick again.

    Posted by: Phil | Feb 21, 2013 11:27:20 PM

  5. Why don't they ask Betty Bowers to do it? She looks like Laura but has much more charisma. Poor Laura, she's still not allowed to have an opinion, even after W's retirement. She has always seemed like a battered wife to me, maybe not physically, but emotionally. She never came across as being able to exhibit a personality or opinion other than to boost up her idiot of a husband. Crawl back to the 1900s where you and your ilk belong. It's 2013 and women's rights, gay rights and human rights have evolved... you are all dinosaurs behind the times.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Feb 22, 2013 1:04:30 AM

  6. good god almighty look who she has to crawl in bed with every nite.
    would we expect much from this loser wife?

    Posted by: clydee | Feb 22, 2013 2:56:22 AM

  7. While we tend to act as if First Lady is a job title, it is not, and Mrs. Bush is now and always was a private individual. That she may have expressed an opinion favorable to marriage equality doesn't give us the right to quote her without permission, and indeed the Respect for Marriage Coalition did the honorable thing by respecting her request.

    Posted by: Rich | Feb 22, 2013 5:40:19 AM

  8. My integrity...Republican integrity...Republican politics...She had a tough choice, didn't she.

    Posted by: Gene Touchet | Feb 22, 2013 10:50:37 AM

  9. Not very forward thinking to include hypocrites of any stripe.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Feb 22, 2013 12:52:43 PM

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