Just a few days ago the Respect for Marriage Coalition released a new ad featuring statements that President Obama, former First Lady Laura Bush, former VP Dick Chaney, and Colin Powell have made publicly supporting same-sex marriage. The ad shows a clip of Mrs. Bush talking to Larry King on CNN in 2010 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.”
Now it seems Mrs. Bush is not so keen on her previous remarks, and has asked Respect For Marriage to remove her from the ad.
But Bush spokeswoman Anne MacDonald said in a statement Wednesday that the former first lady “did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated with the group that made the ad in any way.”
The Respect For Marriage Collation has released a statement saying they will agree to Mrs. Bush’s request, and release a new ad without her this weekend: “We appreciate Mrs. Bush’s previous comments but are sorry she didn’t want to be included in an ad.”
“The ad launched a public education campaign that will now move to new and different voices that reflect the depth and breadth of our support.”
Now it’s time to guess if they will be replacing Mrs. Bush, or just editing her out. If they want to replace her, I think they should get Minnesota Republican Senator Branden Petersen! You can watch the ad Mrs. Bush is fretting about below.