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President Bush Optimistic About Immigration Bill, No Comment on Gay Marriage

Friday Apr 26, 2013

President George W. Bush says he's encouraged by signs of progress in overhauling the U.S. immigration system.

But the former president also says he hopes the bill passes on its own, and not because of lawmakers' fears of alienating the Hispanic community.

Bush tells "CBS This Morning" he understands the politics of fellow Republicans softening their stand on immigration after last year's presidential election. But he also says, quote, "I hope that's not why it happens. I hope it happens because that's the right thing to do."

On another controversial issue, Bush demurred when asked if he supports gay marriage.

He tells CBS anchor Charlie Rose, "I'm not weighing in on these issues because I made a decision to get off the stage, so I'm off the stage."

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  • WayGay, 2013-04-26 10:25:21

    How did he get elected once let alone twice?????

  • , 2013-04-26 11:51:49

    Not even president anymore and he’s still dodging questions. Lol

  • Wade, 2013-04-26 21:38:16

    His entire 2004 campaign was run on homophobia what a dumb question to ask this pampered goon

  • Unbreakable1, 2013-04-27 00:36:33

    He destroyed the economy, and started a war based on lies. So explain to me why anyone would care about any ill conceived thoughts he might have in that thick skull.

  • gdhamf, 2013-04-28 06:31:57

    He was never actually elected in2000 the supreme court handed him the presidency, Even the judges knew it was wrong so they stipulated in the ruling that it could not ever be used as a president.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-04-28 13:21:17

    Is there any proof that this clown has ever done anything with a book other than look at the pictures?

  • WayGay, 2013-04-30 06:27:28

    W is just a sad little imbecile who was Cheney’s puppet.

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