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Jenna Bush Calls Dad on ‘Ellen’

Posted on Dec 5, 2007
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Ellen DeGeneres put Jenna Bush on the spot on Wednesday’s episode of “Ellen,” asking her if she couldn’t, you know, just pick up the phone and talk to her dad, “like, right now.”  So, the first daughter, in turn, put President Bush on the spot, nervously asking him if he was mad at her for the impromptu call.

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By squeekcat, December 18, 2007 at 10:21 am Link to this comment

[What is even more humorous, is the assumption that because Jenna said that her parents were going to kill her meant they were in some way abusive.]

People familiar with W.‘s paternal behavior back in Texas would disagree with you.  It’s a bit more than an assumption.  And really… President, has he behaved in any way which could not be described as bullying, angry or petulant when unable to get his way?.  Study up on the guy—he is constitutionally incapable of discussing death, torture or other maltreatment with anything but a smile or smirk.  That is fairly well documented.

You’re right, though—Jenna’s apearance was nothing more than a promotional stunt.  I’m just disappointed that Ellen enabled this family of
unworthy privilege to make one extra dime.

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By Pgh Voter, December 17, 2007 at 2:04 pm Link to this comment
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The comments posted here are absolutely hysterical.  Look, the left-wing media didn’t have the opportunity to edit it to make the President or his daughter look bad.

What is even more humorous, is the assumption that because Jenna said that her parents were going to kill her meant they were in some way abusive.  I think everyone has said that of their parents when they thought they were doing something they ought not to be doing.

It was cute…leave it at that.

By the way, for the ignorant among us, Jenna Bush is on her book tour and the appearance was part of that tour.

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By rage, December 10, 2007 at 12:45 pm Link to this comment
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Ellen couldn’t possibly be this desperate for attention that she will lead her viewers to this wretched point.

Where was she when her viewers wanted coverage of the Cheney grandbabyshower?

Jenna, the cigarette sucking party whore, is not interesting, unless she’s using Ellen as the portal from the closet.

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By Thomas Billis, December 9, 2007 at 12:48 am Link to this comment

Let us not forget that Jenna Bush had no trouble crossing a picket line and getting her father to answer while she was effectively strike breaking.Another disgusting example of the cavalier attitude the rich have when the peasants are striking.What is it going to take for the working man to realize that voting republican is against their best interests.

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By ocjim, December 7, 2007 at 12:54 pm Link to this comment

It sounds like a staging worthy of Karl Rove. There have been so many photo ops through the years to subdue public reactions to Bush screwups like several Katrina visits to New Orleans, the flight suit thing for Mission Accomplished, the VFW visits, the staged admirers at photo op appearances.

This stint would endear, presenting Bush like a loving father. It is harder to demonize someone who appears human.

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By steve, December 7, 2007 at 10:01 am Link to this comment
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Sure, it was a cute segment but like kelt65 said, there is simply no way this was not staged.  I am sure Bush’s people had Ellen’s people set the whole thing up so we could hear the “i love you daddy” and “i love you too baby” just in time for christmas.  With sentiments like that, do we really need to worry about children’s health insurance or people losing their homes or more and more people working for Walmart type wages while trying to make ends meet?  The dumbing down of America continues.

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By kelt65, December 6, 2007 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment

There is simply no way this was not staged. Please.

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By squeekcat, December 6, 2007 at 10:54 am Link to this comment

Did you notice the number of times Jenna said - in some variation or another - “My dad is gonna kill me for this” and “I’m gonna be in so much trouble for calling him”?  These were the words of a frightened child, not a healthy young adult.  Is there any doubt in your mind that papa George was(is), at best, verbally abusive to his kids?  Not surprising, I suppose, given that dad was chronically inebriated during his daughters’ formative years.  Bullying is still his preferred method of interaction; it’s sad to see evidence that Bush did not exempt his own children from his adolescent hissy fits.

And…really…..what the hell was a Bush family member doing on Ellen’s show anyway? I don’t believe that she and her wife would be equally welcome at the White House (although given that G.W. hadn’t read the year-old National Intelligence Estimate until last week, maybe he hasn’t heard yet that Ellen is gay.).

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By QuyTran, December 6, 2007 at 3:10 am Link to this comment

Ellen DeGeneres also needs Cheney’s daughter on her show !

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By hazmaq, December 5, 2007 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment

While we’re on the topic of Bush and kids -how do you like the Right’s abstinance ‘victories’ on stopping teen pregnancy?

The CDC just came out with a report showing the highest increase in teen pregnancies in over 15 years.

Strange that the increase coincides with the same amount of time Republicans controlled Congress.

Combined with other figures on corruption, graft and cronyism,  one could extrapolate those facts out to conclude that your more likely to get screwed when the Republican are in charge.

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