"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."
-- Laura Bush, in her just released memoir, "Spoken from the Heart". George, of course, listened to adviser Karl Rove and made it a major issue of his campaign.