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Bush daughter's night out
NY Daily News ^ | February 12, 2004 | TRACY CONNOR

Posted on 02/13/2004 12:10:13 PM PST by presidio9

Girls just wanna have fun - even the President's daughter. Barbara Bush put on quite a show when she stepped out Wednesday night with her "very good friend" Fabian Basabe, a preppy party-hopper dubbed one of the city's most eligible bachelors.

They hit the dance floor at a swank soiree for fashion designer Jennifer Nicholson (daughter of Jack) at the Chelsea hot spots Sette and Viscaya.

First Daughter Barbara wore a flouncy, cleavage-baring slip dress over jeans and high heels, while Basabe, son of an Ecuadoran businessman, had on a sweater and polo shirt.

The 21-year-old Yale senior - who was busted with her twin, Jenna, for underage drinking in Texas in 2001 - sipped margaritas at a table littered with Veuve Cliquot champagne bottles.

Then she and her date showed off dance moves they could have picked up from the sword-wielding belly dancer gyrating on the bar. It was all captured exclusively by Daily News photographer Richard Corkery.

With drag queen Lady Bunny at the turntables, Bush straddled Basabe's leg, gazed into his eyes and let him dip her to the floor. She hung off him like a dangling chad.

And you thought Jenna Bush was the wild one.

The club was mobbed with boldfaced names like Grace Hightower (Mrs. Robert DeNiro) and Ivanka Trump (the original apprentice).

But all eyes were on Bush as she made the rounds, with Secret Service agents tailing her at a discreet distance.

"She hopped around," said one guest. "She's very friendly, uninhibited. She wasn't exactly Paris Hilton, but she's fun. She's not afraid to have a drink."

Christiaan McPherson said he took Bush for a spin - and gave her high marks.

"We got into it, and she was a lot of fun," he said. "She knows how to shake her shoulders."

The genie-themed shindig was hosted by first cousin Lauren Bush, socialites Amanda Hearst, Tinsley Mortimer and Elisabeth Kieselstein-Cord and PR man R. Couri Hay.

Basabe didn't want to talk about his relationship with Bush, and the White House never comments on the private lives of the presidential progeny.

But from the pelvis-pounding dance they did, it sure looked as if Basabe had joined Bush's coalition of the willing.

"He's very attractive, and they were dancing, shall we say, closely," a partygoer told The News. "Some might say dirty dancing."

Bush and Basabe, 25, an aspiring actor featured in E! Entertainment Network's "Young, Rich and Famous," have been quietly close for some time.

"You could say he's her very good friend," one insider said.

Gotham magazine put him on a list of eligible bachelors, and the Learning Channel hired him for its "Faking It" series.

The "it" boy has said he was "promised" to lingerie-empire heiress Martina Borgomanero, but was "semi-single" and dating other people.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: barbarabush; bushhaters; bushkids; bushtwins; mediabias; trashjournalism; vincentgallo
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1 posted on 02/13/2004 12:10:14 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
Oh my God! A 21-year-old girl whooping it up at a party! Aaaaaagh! AAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!
2 posted on 02/13/2004 12:13:02 PM PST by RichInOC (Never underestimate the stupidity of the press.)
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To: presidio9
Girls just wanna have fun, I guess.

Secret Service agents must get really nervous in a crowded nightclub.

3 posted on 02/13/2004 12:14:05 PM PST by Modernman ("When you want to fool the world, tell the truth." -Otto von Bismarck)
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To: presidio9
She is a hot 21 year old college senior what's the problem?
4 posted on 02/13/2004 12:14:52 PM PST by MeSpikeLibs
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To: presidio9
Nice picture.
5 posted on 02/13/2004 12:15:22 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MeSpikeLibs
She is a hot 21 year old college senior what's the problem?

yea really...and from what i hear she's not one for politics so i say they should leave the bush girls alone its obvious neither one of them have any bloody interest in the election,

6 posted on 02/13/2004 12:16:22 PM PST by MetalHeadConservative35 (Death To MTV!!! Long Live Heavy Metal!)
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To: presidio9
She has her mother's poise and posture.
7 posted on 02/13/2004 12:16:23 PM PST by what's up
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To: RichInOC
Remember a story about Chelsea and Hillary sipping wine at a restaraunt when she was underage? I think even freepers didn't make a big deal about that story. Families should be off limits.
8 posted on 02/13/2004 12:17:32 PM PST by Burkeman1 ("If you see ten troubles comin down the road, nine will run into the ditch before they reach you")
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To: presidio9
Outrageous! A woman showing cleavage. What's this world coming to?

Freeper Stuff

9 posted on 02/13/2004 12:17:51 PM PST by Seeking the truth (McDonald Clan - Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shout for Brew!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

10 posted on 02/13/2004 12:18:09 PM PST by presidio9 (#18 has a pretty strong co-pilot at Daytona this year...)
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To: presidio9
Heck, I was doing that at 18.....
11 posted on 02/13/2004 12:18:29 PM PST by b4its2late
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To: presidio9
There is a God, and she's sitting in the middle ........... and on the left!
12 posted on 02/13/2004 12:19:03 PM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: presidio9
Yawn.....
13 posted on 02/13/2004 12:19:03 PM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: presidio9
And the point of this article is what?
14 posted on 02/13/2004 12:19:27 PM PST by He'sComingBack! (USC Trojans are the best team in college football....period!!)
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To: presidio9
Who's the crazy looking beatnik with the wild eyes, in the background? He looks suspect, to me.
15 posted on 02/13/2004 12:19:43 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: presidio9
The guy on the right is from "Clockwork Orange".
16 posted on 02/13/2004 12:20:02 PM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: presidio9
In the article.....

The 21-year-old Yale senior - who was busted with her twin, Jenna, for underage drinking in Texas in 2001

Reminded me of a post I had previously seen by a prescient Freeper: (sorry, don't know how to link)

To: MeeknMing

Associated Press News of the Future:

June, 2006 In a stunning ceremony marked with pomp and fanfare, Jenna Bush, daughter of the American President, was married today to Prince William of Windsor, becoming the first American who will become a member of the royal family. Princess Jenna, who was best-known for her bouts of underage drinking.....

July, 2009Prince William and Princess Jenna announce today the birth of the first twins in the history of the British royal family. Born late yesterday evening, the twins, a boy and a girl, will be named Prince Philip George in honor of the grandfathers, and Princess Elizabeth Barbara in honor of the grandmothers. The twins are healthy, despite Princess Jenna's early history of drinking...

November, 2017 Jenna, Princess of Wales, was named today as this years's Nobel Peace Prize winner, for her work in organizing African relief efforts which brought stability to Central Africa. Princess Jenna, who was cited for underage drinking...

June, 2031 King William and Queen Jenna, parents of the heir to the throne and beloved by all of Britain, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary today in a joyous celebration culminated by fireworks over the Thames. Queen Jenna, once cited for underage drinking....

7 posted on 11/25/2002 7:04:20 AM EST by Miss Marple

17 posted on 02/13/2004 12:20:12 PM PST by Explorer89 (Don't donate my kidneys to anyone who has done Atkins!)
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To: b4its2late
So was she....!

Heheheh.
18 posted on 02/13/2004 12:20:31 PM PST by EggsAckley (...............TROLL PATROL...on duty.........................)
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To: presidio9
sweet!
19 posted on 02/13/2004 12:20:48 PM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: presidio9
" . . . while Basabe, son of an Ecuadoran businessman, had on a sweater and polo shirt."

What!!?? NO PANTS!!!???
20 posted on 02/13/2004 12:21:32 PM PST by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: presidio9
You like this story, doncha? ;)
21 posted on 02/13/2004 12:22:07 PM PST by TheBigB (THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS!! 20-1 and headed toward the National Championship!!)
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To: presidio9
Clintigula's spawn gets drunk - FOR SHAME!!

Bush's daughter hangin with the NY cocaine crowd - aw she's just having some fun.

Double standard anyone?
22 posted on 02/13/2004 12:22:51 PM PST by KantianBurke (Principles, not blind loyalty)
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To: Miss Marple
Post #17. Nice.
23 posted on 02/13/2004 12:23:25 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: presidio9
Wow, she is pretty. Like her mother.

But if she were my daughter i would appreciate her covering up that cleavage a little.

And that boyfriend needs to invest 79 cents in a razor.

I cant believe im saying the things my parents said.

24 posted on 02/13/2004 12:23:29 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: TheBigB
Dammit, this is IMPORTANT journalism!

OK, so maybe I have a thing for Barbara. Is there something

wrong with that?
25 posted on 02/13/2004 12:24:04 PM PST by presidio9 (#18 has a pretty strong co-pilot at Daytona this year...)
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To: presidio9
Good. Hope she had a marvelous time. She is young, beautiful and deserves to have a good time. As for the dancing...if that was a crime to dance like that the entire youth population would be in jail. Go Barbara...have fun and enjoy your lives. The slimes will want to pick everything you do apart for their benefit. So...don't worry about them. You are young...they are shall we say...ANCIENT????????????? If they are not ancient in age they are ancient in mind. So .... have fun.
27 posted on 02/13/2004 12:24:56 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush...he will prevail in spite of the naysayers)
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To: presidio9
LOL Not a'tall. :)
28 posted on 02/13/2004 12:25:39 PM PST by TheBigB (THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS!! 20-1 and headed toward the National Championship!!)
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To: Explorer89
LOL. :)
29 posted on 02/13/2004 12:25:56 PM PST by demnomo
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To: Nonstatist
LOL!

Look right next to his left shoulder, is that Janet Jackson?

30 posted on 02/13/2004 12:26:08 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: ThatsAllFolks2
My Droogies!

The adventures of a young man who loved a bit of the old ultra-violence, went to jail, was brainwashed and came out cured, or was he?

31 posted on 02/13/2004 12:27:21 PM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: presidio9
Hmmm... Maybe yesterday's "John Kerry bimbo-eruption rumor" struck a nerve.
32 posted on 02/13/2004 12:27:26 PM PST by Redcloak (Raining on parades since 8:37 this morning.)
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To: presidio9
I bet she wasn't dancing nearly as raunchy or dressed nearly as skimpy as the local high school girls at the last school dance.
33 posted on 02/13/2004 12:27:45 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (DEDICATED Homeland Security Employee)
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To: cubreporter
Better copy than Chelsea got when she was on a drunken spree with her boyfriend a couple of years ago...

Jenna is far better looking than Chelsea if one wants to be shallow. ;)

34 posted on 02/13/2004 12:28:06 PM PST by demnomo
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To: No Blue States
THE DIMS ARE TRYING THEIR HARDEST .... AT THE GOT YA GAME
37 posted on 02/13/2004 12:29:42 PM PST by JFC
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To: demnomo
Well, I think they should leave Chelsea alone and the Bush Young ladies too. The kids are not the politicians...the politicians are. The kids should be off limits. They are young and have enough pressure on them they sholdn't be picked apart just because their parents are in the public life. They need to be young and have fun.
38 posted on 02/13/2004 12:31:20 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush...he will prevail in spite of the naysayers)
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To: presidio9
The guy next to her looks like the typical Hollywood/NYC shs-she type girly man. Poor taste, I'd never go out with her now.
39 posted on 02/13/2004 12:32:48 PM PST by Tempest (Sigh.. ....)
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To: Nonstatist
i think he's vincent gallo (actor/director)
40 posted on 02/13/2004 12:36:42 PM PST by contessa machiaveli
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To: presidio9
I don't see what the big deal is about her night out or this article describing it.

The gratuitous crack about her underage drinking bust will not exactly ruin her standing with kids her own age. They will view it as being picked on by sour old farts whose fun days are behind them.
41 posted on 02/13/2004 12:37:13 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: No Blue States
"I cant believe im saying the things my parents said."

LOL! Ain't it the truth!
42 posted on 02/13/2004 12:39:18 PM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: KantianBurke
Seems as if Barbara has been around. How long before we hear about all her goings on in that crowd? That is a wild crowd and she seems to be heavily into alcohol and that leads to stuff. Paris Hilton repeat?
43 posted on 02/13/2004 12:42:42 PM PST by bushfamfan
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To: bushfamfan
Its her life. She's an adult. But if she's going to act trashy in public, she should be given the same treatment as Chelsea gets around here. You can't have it both ways.
44 posted on 02/13/2004 12:44:27 PM PST by KantianBurke (Principles, not blind loyalty)
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To: Explorer89
As I predicted! LOL! The media is SO predictable!
45 posted on 02/13/2004 12:45:01 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: thesummerwind; TheBigB; <1/1,000,000th%; No Blue States

46 posted on 02/13/2004 12:45:08 PM PST by presidio9 (#18 has a pretty strong co-pilot at Daytona this year...)
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To: Nonstatist
Beatnik, LOL. My first thought was, "Why hasn't the SS dispatched the Manson lookalike."

47 posted on 02/13/2004 12:45:55 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: presidio9

48 posted on 02/13/2004 12:48:35 PM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: KantianBurke
Of course, she is a LOT better looking than Chelsea - that should count for something...

(ducking)

49 posted on 02/13/2004 12:48:44 PM PST by jscd3
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To: Burkeman1
Families should be off limits.

Absolutely!

Unfortunately, journalism today, has no sense of what is a fit subject. Put another way, there is very little real journalism today, and those in the media will grab on anything that might interest the gossips among us.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

50 posted on 02/13/2004 12:51:20 PM PST by Ohioan
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