Barbara Bush said Monday that she didn’t put the fetus in the jar. The housekeeper did. And the fetus, everybody should know, wasn’t as if it was on display in the library. (read Barbara Bush: I Didn’t Put Fetus In A Jar )
You may remember an interesting point in George W. Bush Jr.’s new book, Decision Points that describes how the 43rd president gained his strong anti-abortion views.
As a teenager, Bush related, his mother Barbara showed him a fetus in a jar. The fetus was an elder Bush that Barbara had miscarried. Bush Jr.’s chapter implied that, like all good mothers who miscarry, Barbara packed the fetus in a jar as a souvenir. A family memento.
This shocked the teenager Bush Jr. into always hating abortion. You can read Bush Jr.’s Opposition to Abortion Came After Mother Barbara Showed Him Fetus in a Jar; If Only She’d Shown Him the Mangled Shreds of an Iraqi Chilling in a Vat of Scotch Whisky (find that here)
Barbara said: “Paula [the housekeeper] put it [the famous Bush fetus] in the jar. And I was shocked when she gave it to him [Bush Jr.]…but, you know, memories dim a little but, but, anyway” (Source; see first link).
And George Bush Jr.’s cocaine 80s, and 90s, and maybe even 2000s didn’t slow the dimming of memory either. He probably saw a lot of fetuses. Or a lot of jars.
Thanks, Barbara, for clearing that up. Now George’s Decision Points makes sense.
To read about George Bush’s Decision Points: George W. Bush Jr.’s New Book, Decision Points, Released: I’m Searching it for Hidden Clues (find it here )