JL - posted on 05/08/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I was watching an old Larry King interview with Laura Bush that was made after Bush was out of office in which she pronounced that unlike her husband she has and does support Gay Marriage and pro-choice laws. Now this is not the first time I have heard and read an interview from the spouse or child of a politician who admitted once their spouse and parent was out of office that they had opposing views. Those opposing views more often then not have to do with hot button social issues like Gay Marriage and pro-choice. It continues to astound me when I here women like Laura Bush talk about how they support Gay Marriage yet they projected the opposite when their spouses were in office. Personally I am very passionate about equality and upholding laws that establish equal rights. I have a spouse who happens to agree with me on these subjects but for some reason if he didn't and he ran for office I would not keep quiet or pretend to agree with him when asked about my opinion. I feel like if I was in such an amazing position I would use it to fight for what I belief in. I would want to make my mark like Eleanor Roosevelt.
Do you think political spouses and family members should play politics and tow the party line with the correct verbal messages in order to keep their spouses in office or should they be true to themselves and be like Eleanor Roosevelt....champion Equality even despite what their spouse beliefs?