GWB is "not" a very good listener, at least not when the missus is concerned. Politico's Mike Allen excerpts this passage from Laura Bush's memoir Spoken from the Heart, which drops on Tuesday:
"In 2004 the social question that animated the campaign was gay marriage. Before the election season had unfolded, I had talked to George about not making gay marriage a significant issue. We have, I reminded him, a number of close friends who are gay or whose children are gay. But at that moment I could never have imagined what path this issue would take and where it would lead.”
On page 306, the First Lady says the "strategy of making Mary Cheney’s private life an issue failed with voters in November of 2004."
Did it? If you say so, hon.