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Laura Bush Asks To Be Deleted From Marriage-Equality Ad

Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 10.23.43 AMWe just reported yesterday on the new ad for marriage equality featuring conservative icons like Colin Powell, Dick Cheney and Laura Bush.

Well, if George’s old lady has her way, you won’t see her in the spot any more.

Representatives for the ex-First Lady reached out to the Respect for Marriage Coalition, the group which created the ad, and asked them to remove the clip of her telling Larry King in 2010 that gay couples “ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone else has.”

On Wednesday, the First Lady’s spokeswoman, Anne MacDonald, said Laura “did not approve” of the PSA and is not affiliated with the Respect for Marriage Coalition in any way. “When she became aware of the advertisement last night, we requested that the group remove her from it,” said MacDonald.

The commercial, which began airing on cable Wednesday, is part of a $1 million media buy that also includes full-page print ads in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.  The Coalition, which is affiliated with HRC, has not made a public statement about the request.

Y’know, when Laura made her statement to Larry King, we said it was too little, too late. We didn’t realize she could do even less for the cause of equality.

Below, check out the original Respect for Marriage Coalition video, with Laura still included

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    • Billysees

      Strangely disappointing.

      Did anyone ask for her permission first ?

      Has some kind of social norm been violated ?

      Feb 21, 2013 at 6:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickGreenleaf

      Her comments were made on TV and as such become news. They do not have to delete her comments from the ad, but they will show class and do it.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      Well, the new found respect for Laura that I had for about 2 seconds is gone.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaTeesha

      When you kill somebody you are hardly a role model for anything. Let’s hope she’s spending her retirement years learning how to drive so she doesn’t kill another teenager.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      I said it was just camouflage for bigots…but now it’s even worse…

      Feb 21, 2013 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobbyjoe

      Believe me, Laura, if this county could delete you and your idiotic hubby entirely from the last fifteen years of American history, most would be happy never to have heard a word from either of you, ever, at all. So delete away, HRC.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mlbumiller

      Tuff shit old lady, you said it, it was recorded and made public. If the owner of the material does not care, you are up the creek without a paddle.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      @DarkZephyr: Ditto.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mlbumiller

      They do not need her permission, only the Larry King and CNN to used the material. I would think she already gave her permission before the interview was made.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad Hunt

      Republicans always seem to forget that what they say in a public forum is not protected material. LOL

      Feb 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erics

      Why does an ad for same-sex marriage start with a bunch of clips of opposite-sex couples, and not one of a same-sex couple? There’s not even a single gay person in the ad.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader

      Has her husband apologized to the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings of the dead gay children who killed themselves while his campaign for political office was built on violating their basic human rights? Laura should encourage her husband to apologize for his atrocious actions.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dresden

      If it were up to me, I would have deleted her years ago.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      Has anyone noticed that Laura shakes her head, “No” after she says that we deserve the rights that anyone has? The subconscious mind gives up the truth via body language.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L

      @DarkZephyr: Boy, you said it. That was the ONLY thing about any of the Bushes that I admired. She’s just like her mother-in-law the old hag.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaTeesha

      @1EqualityUSA: I figured that was one of the side effects of her terrible face lift. With all that money, you’d think she’d have found a better surgeon.

      Feb 22, 2013 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees

      @mlbumiller: 9

      DickGreenleaf #2 said it best —

      “…They do not have to delete her comments from the ad, but they will show class and do it.”

      Feb 22, 2013 at 3:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeromew

      She is a coward.

      Feb 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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