This has been a big couple of weeks for the Bushes – first George is revealed to be a pretty good painter, and now Laura wants out of a pro-marriage rights ad. It’s made us nostalgic for the 2000s. Wait, not nostalgic, what’s the word? Nauseous.
Dallas News reports that Mrs. Bush has asked to be removed from a pro-gay marriage ad by the Respect For Marriage Coalition. The ad features politicians such as Barack Obama and Dick Cheney (remember him?), and shows the former first lady in an interview with Larry King, saying, “When couples are committed to each other and love each other then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has.”
Laura Bush is evidently not a fan of the ad, however, and a spokesperson for Bush noted, “when she became aware of the advertisement last night, we requested that the group remove her from it.” Come on, Laura. Don’t shrink away from being pro-gay marriage. If you really want to take a commercial off the air, there are like 90 Geico ones we’d be thrilled to never have to see again.