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Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion
abcnews.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 05/12/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former first lady Laura Bush has broken with her husband on the premier social issues of his administration and said she backs gay marriage and abortion.

After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry KingTuesday, that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush.

Mrs. Bush in recent weeks has been promoting her memoir "Spoken from the Heart," in which she writes about her life both before and after becoming first lady.

In response to a question about gay marriage, she said, "There are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman. But I also know that, you know, 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."

Mrs. Bush said she and the ex-president "disagree" on legalizing same-sex marriage.

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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why did she feel the need to say anything at all? I’ve always admired Laura Bush and felt she carried herself with such class and dignity. But then she feels it necessary to essentially flip off people that believe in only the traditional marriage and who hold life as sacred. It’s disgusting really and shows, imo, just how mentally unbalanced people have become.


21 posted on 05/12/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny how other past presidents are called former Presidents, but abc calls Bush, ex-president.


22 posted on 05/12/2010 7:12:49 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm not that surprised. George W Bush on several occasions hinted that he probably would not have gotten Laura's vote if he wasn't married to her.

I don't think George is all that conservative either.

23 posted on 05/12/2010 7:13:57 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You know. . .I don't always have to agree with people in order to appreciate 'who' they are. Though, for sure; the more in common, the better. . .

I love Laura Bush; but Laura never ran for Office and I never voted for 'her'; so her opinions, I can take and/or reject. It does not change my opinion of her as First Lady; where her private - and 'very private' opinings did not impact our larger 'body politic'.

I did however, vote for her husband - both times - and his Father for that matter; and while there is a 'for better' and 'for worse', the better of GW, saved our Country from a worse fate on the world stage - such as the fate - so damning - now being cast by our current President.

I do not agree with Laura's opinion here; and true to her 'grace' a First Lady - again, unlike current Fist Lady - we were NEVER forced to suffer them.

24 posted on 05/12/2010 7:14:26 PM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mrs Bush is allowed to have her own political opinions and write about them. She isn’t running for office.


25 posted on 05/12/2010 7:14:32 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Former school teacher?


26 posted on 05/12/2010 7:15:03 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: GeronL

All those deviant proabortionists should be aborted.
Same sex screwing is no marriage.

One thing I can’t get, they are aborting kids on the way, and then couples that can’t have a kids have to go to Russia and buy products of alcoholics and other no goods.

Howbout matching those two parties, save money and pedigree.


27 posted on 05/12/2010 7:15:22 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: sickoflibs

I watched it. I assumed all along that she was dumb, and I didn’t disappoint myself ;-)


28 posted on 05/12/2010 7:15:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

RE :”I watched it. I assumed all along that she was dumb, and I didn’t disappoint myself ;-)”

Thats a no on her book?


29 posted on 05/12/2010 7:16:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gay marriage she said-I think, the same SORT of rights that everyone has...

Laura Bush said abortion should “remain legal, because I think it’s important for
people, for medical reasons and other reasons.”


30 posted on 05/12/2010 7:16:36 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: sickoflibs

LOL!

Man, you are perceptive ;-)


31 posted on 05/12/2010 7:17:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Leo Carpathian

The holier than thou, know it alls, have made it so difficult to adopt in this country, that no one wants to, even if babies are available. I wonder, if at times, it wasn’t done that way to push the abortion agenda.


32 posted on 05/12/2010 7:17:26 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: cricket

Agreed.

I am not surprised at all and not shocked. Most women I know while disapproving of abortion wouldn’t interfere with another womans decision. And most people I know don’t get het up about gay marriage figuring that God will sort it all up later.

She has a right to her opinion and I still admire her enormously. She was a Lady, a good wife and a wonderful first lady who never made us ashamed of her.


33 posted on 05/12/2010 7:18:35 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She was a supporter of George Stanley McGovern in 1972. Old habits die hard.


34 posted on 05/12/2010 7:19:14 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: mstar
Nancy Reagan was a flake from the get go but most knew that and accepted it because of President Reagan's deep love for her. But with Nancy Reagan, truly, you knew what you were getting.
Laura Bush always carried herself with such grace and extended such kindness toward others, and kept silent (as it should be) about such things. Now we're going to have to put up with her running around the country extolling the virtues of depravity and infanticide. And she'll carry weight no doubt...think of the young women who have admired her and now...well Laura Bush thinks it's ok to murder my baby...Laura Bush thinks sodomy is fine.

I just want to vomit

35 posted on 05/12/2010 7:19:47 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: cajungirl

Well its not like smoking or something.

That sort of thing needs to be addressed.


36 posted on 05/12/2010 7:20:54 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: sabe@q.com

She’s just been overrated for a long time, as have ALL the Bushes. I am sorry I ever voted for any of them.


37 posted on 05/12/2010 7:20:55 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Laura Bush is anything but dumb.


38 posted on 05/12/2010 7:21:07 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You know who is ga-ga over LB ? You can guess.


39 posted on 05/12/2010 7:22:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: tioga

I don’t plan ever to buy any Bush-”authored” book.


40 posted on 05/12/2010 7:23:07 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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