The World O' Crap Archive

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Love is in the Air

The media, in an effort to catch up to Wo’C in reporting on Jenna’s engagement (thanks, TBogg, for alerting the world to our uncanny powers of First Twin prognostication!), has brought up some interesting tidbits that even we were unaware of. 
Such as this bit from the Herald Sun:
Jenna Bush and her mother are writing a children’s book about a boy who doesn’t like reading but finds a love of books.
A book about a little boy who doesn’t like to read (will his name be “Georgie,” I wonder?), ghost-written by some anonymous White House aide?  It should be great!
And then there’s this interesting lede from the New York Times:
President Bush, who has been the sole male in his nuclear family with the exception, perhaps, of his dog Barney, will finally have a son-in-law.
True enough, but that begs the question of who in the Bush family was more macho, President Bush or Barney?
Also, should a prestigious paper like the NYT use this happy event to make fun of the President’s inability to pronounce the word “Nuclear”?  (You know, if they keep this up, they could get on Bill O’Reilly’s “Enemies List.”) And then there’s this from theLos Angeles Times:
In the more than six years of her father’s presidency, Bush, who has a twin sister, Barbara, has evolved from a lighthearted college student and party girl into a charter-school teacher and social activist.
Jenna is a social activist now???  I guess I’m more out of touch than I realized!
Anyway, you can use this opportunity to do like our favorite Washington society commentator Mrs. Biscuitbarrel suggested, and come up with your own scenario for the Hank/Jenna nuptials. 
Or, you can follow the example of the NY Daily News, and write some advice for young Henry.  Here are some of their tips:
• Encourage your father-in-law to take advantage of the open bar at your wedding. Same goes for the bride
.• Go hunting with Dick Cheney. Even if it means a weekend pass from Crawford
.• Hang a “Mission Accomplished” sign outside the honeymoon suite. 
• Take a class in the Heimlich maneuver in case of another pretzel scare. Laura, at least, will thank you
.• Remember at all times who “The Decider” is, even if the question is “grilled or crispy?”
Posted by s.z. on August 17th, 2007

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