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Ex-President George H.W. Bush serves as witness at same-sex wedding
Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:45pm EDT | Brendan O'Brien

Posted on 09/26/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, were the official witnesses of a same-sex marriage between two women in Maine over the weekend, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

The former first couple witnessed the private ceremony on Saturday in Kennebunk between Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, according to Jim McGrath, a Bush spokesman.

Clement posted a photograph on her Facebook page of President Bush signing a piece of paper as the couple, close friends of the Bushes, watched and held champagne glasses.

The couple owns H.B. Provisions, a general store in Kennebunk, Maine. The former president owns a compound in Kennebunkport, about four miles (six km) east of Kennebunk.

Maine is one of 13 states that allows gay marriage.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; georgehwbush; homosexuality; samesexwedding

1 posted on 09/26/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They drank too much D.C. koolaid.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 11:55:09 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heavy sigh...


3 posted on 09/26/2013 11:55:24 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: SeekAndFind

No Moral Foundation.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 11:56:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice puff piece. The media is pushing this story. See, prestigious people such as former President GHW Bush are on board with homosexual marriage, so of course we should be too. No other reason to report this.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 11:56:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

He wasn’t exactly a great president.

W was better and more conservative, but the strange thing is that I always felt for some reason that he wanted the approval of his liberal Connecticut rich guy father and that was one of the things that had him always looking over his shoulder.


6 posted on 09/26/2013 11:57:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably Ronald Reagan’s greatest mistake, buying the liberal media narrative that he to pick moderate country club Republican VP to “balance” the ticket. (Reagan would have beat Carter in 1980 no matter who he would have picked)


7 posted on 09/26/2013 11:58:20 AM PDT by apillar
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Was he always there or is this a new development ?


8 posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmm. I thought the Bush’s were good Episcopalians?


9 posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

OMG! Senile old fools. Always respected him, but I do remember he had to switch from pro choice to pro life in order to be Reagan’s Veep. It’s not hard to change your core beliefs if you really don’t have any.


10 posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bill Graham needs to pay George H.W. a visit to set him straight.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:39 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

George H. W. was the Liberal the GOP establishment saddled to Reagan to try to “moderate” him. Anyone who saw him as anything else was fooling themself.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:54 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind

THIS is why he lost. he took a 85% percent approval and squandered it so he could do “this”.

DC country clubbers who have no place in leadership.

Perhaps he should go watch british tv shows with John McCain.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 12:00:43 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: knarf

Probably always in this camp.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 12:00:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Ingtar

15 posted on 09/26/2013 12:01:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: apillar

I always thought he picked him because he came in second place.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: SeekAndFind

At least he is being honest in his old age. One can conclude that GHWB was either a fraud during his political career or that he is nothing more than a weathervane or dead fish floating downstream.


17 posted on 09/26/2013 12:02:05 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Moral of the story - to save traditional marriage, traditional conservatives have to actually show up to the fight and bring the fight to the opposition at all levels, from grassroots activism on up. They need to take the initiative and explain why people should be worried about it, explain why it is in fact an attack on liberty, in particular religious liberty, and explain why opposing redefining marriage the way we do does not mean you are devaluing anyone;s humanity.

Relying on politicians of any stripe to do all of the work for us is only gonna lead to letdown after letdown.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 12:08:34 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: faucetman
I always thought he picked him because he came in second place.

I knew they picked him to placate the Republican Country Club set.

19 posted on 09/26/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: skeeter

the Episcopalians have given leeway to their bishops to bless these ‘unions’.


20 posted on 09/26/2013 12:12:18 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Ingtar
I've had his number ever since 'kinder & gentler'.

Before then I had no idea how much the GOPe hated conservatives.

21 posted on 09/26/2013 12:12:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

37 states do not allow gay marriage. That should be the focus. Unfortunately, 50 states allow abortion. Ugh! Get rid of abortion in 13 states too!


22 posted on 09/26/2013 12:14:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: bgill

Get real. They helped brew that kool aid.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 12:18:57 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: bgill

They’ve always been that way.

If you weren’t politically aware at the time, it’s hard to describe just how terrible Bush had to have been, in order for him to destroy the goodwill from the Reagan Revolution in four short years. Bush was elected as Reagan’s heir, and rejected as not-Reagan’s-heir.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 12:20:41 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: skeeter
Hmm. I thought the Bush’s were good Episcopalians?

Let's just say they are exemplary Episcopalians.

25 posted on 09/26/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Ingtar
George Sr was a globalist but if he wants to be at an old friends wedding, let him...its still a free country....

are we conservatives believing that people have the right to come and go as they please or do we need to follow people around making sure they only do what we want them to do....

I disliked and distrusted George Sr from the gitgo, but over this, I could care less..

26 posted on 09/26/2013 12:30:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind

progressives aren’t just in the democrat party

and the ones in the republican party allow themselves to be propaganda tools for the greater progressive movement


27 posted on 09/26/2013 12:30:38 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very, very sad. Evil on the Throne, Good on the Gallows.


28 posted on 09/26/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: cherry

If he wanted to be at his friends’ civil service, I would have had no issue. Putting his weight behind the abomination of Marriage, is a bit much.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 12:41:26 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Please..........Have they nothing else to do with their time?


30 posted on 09/26/2013 12:41:51 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: SeekAndFind

OUT DA BUSHS’


31 posted on 09/26/2013 1:08:31 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm old enough that my first election was 1984. It was a great thing to pull the lever for Ronald Wilson Reagan. The year 1988 was different, was for a different GOP person besides Bush Senior, I thought he was weak and had no balls. His first term in office pretty well confirmed this and his added thing of increasing taxes, a way that he insulted Ronald Reagan. I know Bush Jr was much better but we still got stuck with Obama afterward. When I worked at my old company, good when I started in 1998 such as no dress code and didn't care about your personal views outside and promoted the conservative view. But from 1998 until 2008 which included changing divisions, things changed for the worse especially when I went to the East Coast division. With the East Coast division, they were particular not only on your views but even the things you participated in outside of work and political views.

The East Coast supported the following items

- support and vote for the liberal political positions
- pay strict attention to dress and your position - know your place and better stay in it !

LOL, I show up on Friday in blue jeans and sandals and I got called into mgt's office and told that I better be wearing formal dress slacks and that applied even on Friday/weekends. It was a short day since I worked long hours earlier in the week - had to be in early due to things the folks on East needed/wanted but had to work on things expected in Colorado including their hours as well.

Payback was on Friday, I left like 11 am or 12 noon - flex time. Had the hours in, finished early on Friday and leave and go play. The Eastern folks didn't like us leaving early and they go out of their way to schedule late Fri afternoon meetings, of course I refused to go and told the eastern folks they should stay away from Fri afternoon meetings. They didn't like that and instead, done more late Fri afternoon meetings and b*tched at us that we had to attend them. Of course, it got blown off by folks like me.

Since I didn't play their game, I was given orders to move to the East Coast or be kicked out the door ! Of course, no money offered for the relocation even though I was required to sell my home ! Of course I still didn't play their game and in the end, got fired !
32 posted on 09/26/2013 1:12:30 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: SeekAndFind

There was no bird in hand but certainly 2 Bushes united.. Make that 3 with Sr.


33 posted on 09/26/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

On George HW Bush being connected, another reason why I didn’t care for hi much at all. IMHO, Reagan should have picked a different VP instead, someone more from the right wing instead of the melodramatic and damaging liberal wing. For future elections, the GOP should not go with these weaklings and instead, get someone with balls. Romney was the worst pick for the GOP ticket ! I would like Patrick Buchanan or Ron Paul or his son to run !


34 posted on 09/26/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: skeeter

Have you been paying attention to the episcopalian dogma for the past 20 years or so? It made me a reformed episcopalian.


35 posted on 09/26/2013 2:08:30 PM PDT by pfflier
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