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George W. Bush Reveals Why He Won’t Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

george_w_bush73I meant that I wasn’t going to answer the question then, and I’m not going to answer it now … I just don’t want to wade back into the debate; I’m out of politics… I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart.”

 

–Former President George W. Bush explaining why he refused to discuss marriage equality during his visit to Zambia last week, in a new interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl

By:           Jeremy Kinser
On:           Jul 8, 2013
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  • 23 Comments
    • andy_d
      andy_d

      coward. always was and always will be. (IMO)

      Jul 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      Oh, are you still here?

      Jul 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      First and foremost, homosexuality shouldn’t be politicized. It’s not a political issue. It’s a human issue.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      What a pussy. At least Laura has said something although she “retracted” it later. Makes me wonder if they both secretly approve but don’t DARE go against the Republican Party.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      p.s. Not that I would respect the man even if they do.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mada
      mada

      “I’m out of politics”, no that doesn’t matter. Just because there is a “former” in your title, “former president”, does not mean you get to duck out of political opinion. That just makes it evident that you are a “former, lame-duck president”, and nothing more.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      @tardis: And when heterosexual wannabe supremacists stop making it one it will be.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Volvoguy
      Volvoguy

      Who cares a flying f–l what he thinks, I absolutely hate
      that Obama has any interaction with him at all.
      He was a liar and a scoundrel when he was president, him and Cheney
      should have been impeached for what they did to this country.
      Go AWAY!!!!!

      Jul 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • technicolornina
      technicolornina

      @Volvoguy: Impeachment’s too good for them. I want a front-row seat at their hanging . . . and I’ll bring plenty of rotten food to throw, along with my all-but-useless high school degree (No Child Left Behind? Gosh, Mr. Bush, I still can’t do long division, nobody bothered to teach it to me because it wasn’t on your stupid test, I guess *I* was left behind, wasn’t I?).

      They are guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and should be treated as such. Maybe a term in Gitmo would do them?

      Jul 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katbox
      Katbox

      Truth is that he would rather use his time to paint more portraits of his feet than….well…..yeah…

      Jul 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny
      Teleny

      @Will L: I think that’s the case. They are afraid of the tea bag nut jobs.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayHobeSound
      JayHobeSound

      Bush and his blood soaked hands should retire in silent obscurity.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ZeeZee
      ZeeZee

      Allow me to quote the magnificent Nancy Pelosi: “WHO CARES?!”

      Jul 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      What could one expect from a guy whose mother is a man?

      Jul 9, 2013 at 12:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      War criminal. He should be hung in the Hague, he’s directly responsible for more deaths of allied people than islamic terror.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 1:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser
      darkanser

      I can recall seeing Bush — in the news probably because I could barely tolerate hearing him speak — during his time in office on his pulpit stating very emphatically “Marriage is between a man and a woman!” as if he were some steward of the law. It’s telling how he has no desire to utter an opinion now that he’s out of office. If only Dick Cheney would follow his example. Perhaps, I’m missing some of the context, but he sounds more intelligible and real here than I can ever remember him sounding. I wish he had taken this position prior to 2000 and saved us all the agony.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 5:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      “No comment on equality” really translates as, “Jed Bush for Prez.”) The house of Herod needs to flee to Spain. We are just now crawling out of the vacuous hole this idiot created. Republicans say they’re for small government and financial restraint, but do cast orbs backwards, to the dark days of the Bush administration, and remember it, lest we be doomed to repeat the mistake. Bush, another gift given to us by a corrupt Supreme Court. BushhhhCitizensUnitedVotingRightsActDissolution, the gift that keeps on giving. The conservative justices on the bench are manipulating the entire country. “Activists judges, legislating from the bench.” to quote a well-worn prayer from the Tedious Right. There is no justice coming from these very ordinary men. We must not let a Republican back into the White House for centuries.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 7:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock Star
      Rock Star

      Typical response from the former vice-president under the Cheney administration. Since he doesn’t have Cheney and Rove to tell him what to say he says nothing. Bush and all the other members of the Bush Crime Family have all got some splainin’ to do, starting with their illegal munitions sales to our enemies from WW 1 and 2 right through to the planning of the Bay Of Pigs, the Kennedy assassination and Watergate and Iran/Contra and the stealing of the vote in 2000, to the big S&L scandal, etc etc…. Whenever there is controversy or a conspiracy there is another Bush.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Worst President EVER.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Triple S
      Triple S

      Wow, you’d think adults could be more civilised and not advocate for people’s deaths. And what you think is a good President is a VERY subjective thing.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jstepp88
      jstepp88

      He’s still done more to fight AIDS than any other President before him, and in his years since leaving the White House, has continued to do more than Obama on it as well. I think people are misinterpreting what he is saying here. He dislikes the spotlight. He doesn’t do publicity well. He doesn’t want it. He doesn’t want to weight in on the current political debate about it, because he isn’t in politics. That’s a simple answer. Not saying I support his answer, because he should support freedom and equality. But I respect his opinion to stay quiet on this, as he has literally EVERY single other issue since Obama took over. In reading his above quote the section “I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart.” Could be taken in two ways. Either his is talking about himself, or talking about others. But being that the rest of the quote was about him, I’m going to assume that this was about himself as well. That’s a pretty powerful quote, coming from the likes of Bush. He is saying that it isn’t his place to judge anybody else, or say what the can or cannot do until he judges himself. Who would have though Bush could have been so deep? The media looks at his achievements and they see Guantanamo, Iraq, Afghanistan. Historians will look at his Presidency and see leadership after 9/11, PEFAR, and the most diverse cabinet any president has ever had. People act like Obama has done so much for gay marriage. He has done NOTHING but voice his support for it. He hasn’t pushed Congress to repeal the rest of DOMA. He isn’t campaigning nationwide for it. He just happened to be President when Congress and the Courts are making the decisions to roll back the decisions put into place by Clinton. He’s no more to thank for them than Clinton is to blame. Whether you like or dislike Bush, I suggest you read his book. It is very deep, very insightful, and helps you learn a lot about his persona. At the end of it, you’ll still either hate him, or you’ll still either love him. But at least you’ll understand him.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      and…Jed Bush is running.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cra1992
      cra1992

      He’s just as free to withhold his opinion as you are to voice yours.

      Jul 17, 2013 at 2:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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