It didn’t take long after former President George W. Bush published his new memoirs for accusations of plagiarism to hit the media. One story no one accused him of plagiarizing, however, is his story of his mother showing him a fetus in a jar after her miscarriage, converting him to his pro-life ways.
Turns out that wasn’t plagiarized, but it wasn’t his mother, either.
Via Huffington Post:
Former First Lady Barbara Bush said Monday that she had never, as her son George W. Bush intimated in his new book, placed her stillborn fetus in a jar — but her housekeeper had.
“I didn’t put it in the jar,” Bush said, clarifying that it wasn’t as if it was “in the library” on display.
“Paula [the housekeeper] put it in the jar. And I was shocked when she gave it to him to — but, you know, memories dim a little bit but, anyway.”
Such a potent memory, an outlook changing moment. And the former president can’t tell the housekeeper from his mom.