Courtesy of — or blatantly stolen from — Mike Allen’s Political Playbook, here are two passages from Laura Bush’s upcoming memoir that I find fascinating:
ON GAY MARRIAGE: -”In 2004 the social question that animated the campaign was gay marriage. Before the election season had unfolded, I had talked to George about not making gay marriage a significant issue. We have, I reminded him, a number of close friends who are gay or whose children are gay. But at that moment I could never have imagined what path this issue would take and where it would lead.”
George sure didn’t listen to Laura on this one — or even Dick Cheney. Nope. He listened to Karl Rove, who had a gay stepfather, and Ken Mehlman. More on those two here.