jump to navigation

Barbara Bush speaks out for gay rights, closing generation/party gap February 20, 2011

Posted by rmshepard in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , ,

A New York-based gay rights advocacy group achieved a major victory at the beginning of 2011 after receiving the support of Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush. Bush, 29, appeared in a brief commercial claiming, “I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality.” She joined many other notable public figures speaking on behalf of the cause, but she especially helped close the generational and party divide on the issue.

To see Bush’s ad yourself, watch the following video:

Discussion Question:

1.  Why was Barbara Bush an especially persuasive advocate for gay rights?

2.  Was her commercial persuasive, or were there serious shortcomings in her advocacy?

3.  What else could Barbara Bush have done or said to make her appearance more appealing?



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: