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05/27/2008

Gay marriage? Jenna doesn't need daddy's blessing!

by Jeremy Hooper

As much as we've been troubled and enraged by their papa and husband, we've always had a soft spot in our heart for the female Bushes. They surely seem to love their family's patriarch, but it's also always seemed to us like Laura, Jenna, and Barbara (the younger) could, like so many of of their fellow Americans, have some trouble accepting all of the views that have come from the mouth of Dubya.

Picture 5-130Well, on Wednesday's edition of "The Ellen Degeneres Show," the newly-married Jenna Bush-Hager will reportedly serve to confirm our suspicions. People magazine tells it this way:

Among Jenna's topics with the host (the show was taped Thursday) is the wedding at the ranch, with the bride even showing off snapshots from the reception.

Observes DeGeneres: "So, the ranch was a great place to get married – it looked like nobody could fly over and get pictures or bother you, really."

"Yeah," concurs Hager, "that was really nice" – which prompts DeGeneres to ask, "So, can we borrow it for our wedding, can we get the ranch?"

"Sure," replies an obliging Hager.

Okay, so it's not exactly a profound political statement. It is, however, both a break in the gay-hostile marriage policy that has helped define the Bush era, as well as drastically dissimilar sentiment from that which current GOP candidate John McCain recently conveyed to Ellen. Which is refreshing.

But we can't help but think that if Ellen did accept the invite, the whole thing would totally sound like a crude joke:

Q. What do you call a place where two lesbians rope each other into a life commitment?

A. A Bush ranch

::ba-dum-bum::

Jenna Hager Gives Ellen Some Wedding Advice [People]

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Your thoughts

Simpsons fans--do y'all remember the episode where we learn that all Simpson men are doomed to be really stupid and fail at life, but all Simpson women grow up to be smart and successful? I wonder if the Bush family works like that!

Posted by: GreenEyedLilo | May 27, 2008 1:55:18 PM


Q. Hotel clerk to newlyweds, "So you'll be having the bridal?"
A. "Na. I'll just hang onto her ears until she gets the hang of it."


OK, I know. But I didn't start it. :)

Posted by: dave b | May 27, 2008 3:11:50 PM

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