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Quotation by Barbara Bush
The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions .... You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time.
Barbara Bush (b. 1925), First Lady of the United States (1988-1992). As quoted in Time magazine, p. 27 (August 24, 1992).
The wife of Republican President George Bush, she was referring to abortion; her personal position on the issue was the reverse of her husband's, and the Republican Party's, anti-abortion stance.
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