With a few short utterances, she dismantled much of what we thought we knew about the former First Lady.
Laura Bush, on same-sex marriage: “When couples are committed to each other, and love each other, they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone else has.”
Laura Bush, on abortion: “I think it’s important that it remain legal, because I think it’s important for people, for medical reasons, and other reasons.”
“I really do understand his [W’s] viewpoint,” she assured all. “And he understands mine,” she added to reinforce the fact of their differences.
Make no mistake about Bush’s book, however. Spoken from the Heart reads as a clear effort to repair George W. Bush’s reputation, and too often engages the manipulative rhetoric that characterized his presidency.
The book asks, as example, “What, for instance, would the world have said if, in 1999, the United States had invaded Afghanistan? But had we done so, might the World Trade Center be standing today?” It’s a rhetorically inane question, but… Game on! Let’s preemptively invade every country! Then nothing bad will ever happen to us!
Before we Liberals “fall in love” with Laura, however, we must consider how Mrs. Bush remained quiet on these crucial human rights issues for eight years, choosing to ignore her beliefs in order to continue standing by her man. Honestly, though, what loyal spouse isn’t going to broadly defend their spouse?
The most important point, though, is that Laura Bush chose this time to announce her true thoughts on two very contentious and unsettled issues — two of THIS President’s most contentious issues he will soon confront… with Laura Bush having chosen OBAMA’S side!