The echo chamber is alive and well in internet land repeating this over, and over, and over, and over again. And the outrage and hate toward the Bush family is palatable.
Let me put this in perspective for all you Bush haters.
Ms. Townsend had a private conversation with H.W. Bush. At least I'm sure he thought it was private. She then proceeded to post on her Facebook page that George H.W. Bush was voting for Hillary. And we are believe this, why?
On Monday, Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the former president and this caption: "The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”What a despicable and classless thing to do, Kathleen. And, furthermore, we don't even know if he actually made that statement.
In a telephone interview, Townsend said she met with the former president in Maine earlier today, where she said he made his preference known that he was voting for a Democrat. “That’s what he said,” she told POLITICO.
Asked about Townsend’s post, George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath in an email replied, "The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim."What the hell else was he supposed to say? Deny it? Affirm it?
No matter what you think of the Bush family, both H.W., and in particular George W., have pretty much stayed out of the political fray after leaving office, which is the way it should be. George W. and Laura have poked their heads out for official remembrances and such, but other wise keep to themselves. George paints (quite well, too) and Laura does whatever ladies do to amuse themselves.