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September 01, 2004

Jenna Bush is an Idiot

By Byron LaMasters

I can't really attest to Barbara Bush, but really, their speech was totally idiotic. The LA Times adds their two cents:

The strategy Tuesday, apparently, was to have sisters Jenna and Barbara humanize and soften the grim-faced Politburo image that dogs the Bush-Cheney campaign, which hasn't made much of an effort to court those young Americans who call it a good day if they've remembered to TiVo "The Simple Life."

So here they were, girlie and giggly and glammed-up (Jenna in some kind of Juicy couture-looking track suit top over white pants, Barbara in a black cocktail dress).

They told slightly off-color jokes, apparently to drive home the point that, supporting a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage aside, their parents weren't totally freaked out about S-E-X. Her grandmother, Jenna said, "thinks 'Sex in the City' is something married people do but never talk about," getting the show's name wrong. Barbara said, "Jenna and I are really not very political." She's the one who graduated from Yale.

The Republicans, you were reminded, are really good at chest-thumping and flag-hugging, but they ought to stay away from showcasing their privileged, Prada-wearing first daughters until the campaign is over.

After the speeches were over, even CNN's talking heads seemed to be struggling to make sense of the sisters' sister act. Judy Woodruff stammered, "I'm not sure what that was about," while an incensed Jeff Greenfield called the appearance a "frankly discordant moment."

I just wonder how many of the Republican delegates really have a clue what Sex and the City is really all about.

Ezra has more insight over at Pandagon.

Posted by Byron LaMasters at September 1, 2004 02:10 AM | TrackBack


Were they really that bad? I mean, people were laughing, weren't they?

For 22, they seemed pretty poised. They could keep up with the teleprompter, right?

And besides, Jenna's been worse, right? At least at MSG, she was upright - and sober.

Chris Wallace LOVED her (though he was the only one at FNC who did).

Posted by: BarneyBush at September 1, 2004 07:05 PM

I won't take the time to argue the claim that "Jenna Bush is an idiot." Instead I'll argue a counter-claim.

"Barbara Bush is a fox."

Posted by: Jim D at September 1, 2004 08:24 PM

Jim D, this is what I'm trying to tell people.

Jen's got it going on.

Posted by: Barney at September 1, 2004 08:46 PM

They looked so dumb, but hot. Typical Texas women Republicans. Money, clothes, nice boobs, giggles, and no clue. And fire their speechwriter.

Posted by: Adam at September 2, 2004 12:27 PM

Jenna and Barbara Bush is hot

Posted by: mike at September 22, 2004 06:59 PM

Here's an image I whipped up after the convention.


Posted by: Coop at October 5, 2004 07:42 PM

Barbara Bush is definitely the hottest! I was lucky enough to see her today in person. (oh yeah, and her dad too)

Posted by: poe at October 21, 2004 05:26 PM
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