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Laura to Karl: no gay-baiting in midterm election

CHRIS WALLACE: If I may press my question, what do you think of the constitutional amendment and the idea of using it as a campaign tool?

BUSH: Well, I don’t think it should be used as a campaign tool, obviously. But I do think it’s something that people in the United States want to debate. And it requires a lot of sensitivity to talk about the issue, a lot of sensitivity.”

People, I have found, over the country don’t want the governor of Massachusetts or the mayor of San Francisco to make the choice for them — the courts of Massachusetts, I should say. So I think it deserves debate. I think it’s something that people want to talk about.

— Laura Bush, on Faux News Sunday

Uh oh, she’s speaking out, which means there’s a bit of discord in the White House bedroom (not that one envisions much going on anyway, right?). The question is, who does Dear Leader really listen to, Daddy Karl or “Mommy” Laura?

Bill Frist also opens his piehole, completely pandering to the right wing whack jobs, of course, explaining what he would say to Dark Lord Cheney, who opposes the amendment only because he’s the father of a lesbian fish-wrap creator, er, author. (

I basically say, Mr. Vice President, right now marriage is under attack in this country,” Frist said on CNN. “And we’ve seen activist judges overturning state by state law, where state legislatures have passed laws defining marriage between a man and a woman, and that’s being overturned by a handful of activist judges around the country. And that is why we need an amendment to come to the floor of the United States Senate to define marriage as that union between one man and one woman.”

[In my bleary-eyed state yesterday, I copied the wrong quote from Laura, which is now above, from the FNS transcript.]

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