Laura Bush is a smart Republican

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Registered: 01-24-2010
Laura Bush is a smart Republican
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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 8:21am

To my surprise, it turns out that Republicans are right that Laura Bush deserves respect. I only wish she had expressed her views sooner.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/laura-bush-tells-larry-king-she-supports-gay-marriage-abortion-rights/

"In her new book, Bush discusses how she asked her husband not to make gay marriage an important issue in the 2004 election. After mentioning those passages, King pressed Bush to clarify whether or not she supported the legalization of gay marriage and clarify she did.

“Well, I think that we ought to definitely look at it and debate it. I think there are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally being between a man and a woman. But I also know that when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has.”

For the record, that makes Laura Bush a stronger supporter of gay marriage than Barack Obama. However, the surprises from the interview didn’t end there. After talking more about gay marriage, the discussion moved to abortion where Bush had an equally liberal viewpoint.

“I think it’s important that it remain legal, because I think it’s important for people for medical reasons and other reasons.”"

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 3:59pm
So now that you agree with her she is smart?
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Registered: 09-30-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 1:39am

Your quotes contain nothing new.


"I only wish she had expressed her views sooner."


You mean that if you had known (which you could have), you wouldn't have so eagerly joined any and all Laura-bashing that went on on this board,

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Registered: 09-30-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 2:11am

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 5:49pm

"To my surprise, it turns out that Republicans are right that Laura Bush deserves respect. I only wish she had expressed her views sooner. "


I think you weren't paying attention.

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Registered: 01-24-2010
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 9:52pm

I only wish President Bush would have listened more to his smarter half. Or at least his Father, who knew enough not to get us mired down in a costly war in Iraq.

Sometimes the Apple rolls a long way from the tree.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 9:58pm
Was there Laura Bush bashing happening on this board? I must have missed it...maybe it was before my time.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 11:18pm
Yes there was. Mostly about the fact that she was (and stayed!) married to GW, and what an idiot she was for it. Her kids messing up. And then whenever "convenient" (to some)

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 11:26pm

Gotcha. Yeah, that was before my time. As much as I disliked George W. Bush, I never had anything bad to say about Laura (or really any First Lady). I never did understand attacking any of them.

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Registered: 09-07-2009
Sat, 05-15-2010 - 9:21pm
This is not new at all, I have known this since the 80s.
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Registered: 09-07-2009
Sat, 05-15-2010 - 9:23pm
Shannon, I do think before your time, stepford wife, can't think for herself, killer, etc,

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