Monday, November 8, 2010

Barbara Bush is One Crazy Mamma Jamma

If this story is true, and it's from the horse's mouth so why should it be doubted, then it's the first time I feel sympathy for George W. Bush. From Decision Points:

George W. Bush’s pro-life stance solidified when he was a teenager in Texas—after his mother suffered a devastating miscarriage and showed him the fetus in a jar, the former president said in an extraordinary interview that airs tonight.  
“She said to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s the fetus,’ ” the shockingly candid Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer, gesturing as if he were holding the jar during the TV chat, a DVD of which The Post exclusively obtained.
“There’s no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life,” said the former president, who had to drive his distraught mother to the hospital at the time.
What kind of parent does that?

(H/T Balloon Juice)


vic c said...

I've read this excerpt at different blogs today, and I still fail to grasp how this display would teach anyone to respect life. Apart from finding the very thought of such a visual creepy and somewhat macabre [I can't imagine sharing something similar with my own teenage son], it seems to highlight death more than it does life. I agree with you though that THIS STORY does incite in me some sympathy for this schmuck.

NowhereMan said...

If this crazy episode really taught him to respect life,then why would he start two wars that have killed tens of thousands of people?No doubt this book can be found in the fiction section.