After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, 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. Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN’s Larry King, 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. Bush’s comments sparked reaction – and criticism – from both sides of the aisle. Liberal groups said she should have spoken out sooner when she had the White House as a bully pulpit. Conservatives defended the merits of their arguments despite, being seemingly unable to convince the wife of one of their movement’s most prominent figureheads. Read more here.
I say better late than never.