March 02, 2012


Bush Campaign Manager Apologizes

Former Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman tells Salon he's sorry for the people who "were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved."

Specifically, he expressed regret that he didn't push back against the Bush campaign's effort to put anti-gay marriage initiatives on state ballots in 2004.

Said Mehlman, who announced he was gay two years ago: "At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort. As I've been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I've learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this could still be a long struggle in which there will be setbacks, and I'll do my part to be helpful."










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