What, you thought Laura Bush was going to go wide with her support for same-sex marriage while her husband was still president? The man was campaigning on a constitutional amendment banning it!

Just like Cindy McCain and, perhaps one day Michelle Obama, the wives of leading political figures find themselves free to express their LGBT equality viewpoints after their spouses are out of the national spotlight. We’re no fools; it’s completely understandable why this happens, because a politician — particularly those running for president — need to look they have complete unity among supporters, and their married partners are clearly at the core of that camp.

But it’s always a bit disingenuous to have these folks take the national stage, as Ms. Bush did last night on Larry King, to run their mouths on these issues when they have a book to sell.

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