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02/21/2013

Who is advising Laura Bush?!?!

by Jeremy Hooper

A really sad turn of events:

[A] spokesperson for Laura Bush confirmed that the former First Lady had requested to have her name and image removed from the [Respect For Marriage coalition ad]. In a statement, Bush spokeswoman Anne MacDonald said in a she “did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated with the group that made the ad in any way. When she became aware of the advertisement last night, we requested that the group remove her from it.” I guess Bush showed I was right about her political courage.
Joan Walsh's full take on this: Salon.com

A *terrible* move. Truly.

The coalition did not need the former First Lady's permission to include her in Screen Shot 2013-02-21 At 9.50.08 Am the ad. Laura Bush made her comments on "Larry King Love," not in her private study. I seem to remember her husband using others' public appearances in his ads. In fact, I even remember his gay campaign manager engaging in that common, perfectly fair, in-no-way-actionable political practice.

But more than just the practical matter—is this really how Laura Bush wants to come back in the public stage. We haven't heard from her in months, and now she is going to reappear for no other purpose than to put distance between her self and her own stated stance in support of basic fairness? SERIOUSLY?! What does she possibly have to gain from this other than a million rolled eyes from those of us who quite like her?

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