Skip to comments.Bush Daughter Joins the PC Crowd; Compares Herself to Anne Frank (As If)- Schlussel loses it
Posted on 03/09/2007 11:50:55 AM PST by EveningStar
Congratulations, Jenna Bush. You, too, have joined the PC crowd. Wow, your parents really taught you well...
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
In THEIR 20s.
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I think Debbie Schlussel is in danger of joining the crackpot crowd.
until they're mugged or pay taxes
What do you mean "in danger"? I think she signed up a long time ago.
I was trying to be kind. You're right.
Especially if they work for UNICEF . . . :(
she is a blonde.... please keep the expectations in check...
I don't think she was comparing her self to Anne Frank, rather she was talking about the girl who is the subject of her book.
Sorry but this is a huge misstep.
I felt bad for the Bush girls during the media bombardment they endured for underage drinking. I mean c'mon, what college freshman to senior doesn't engage in underage drinking? I thought it was a witch hunt and anything to make Bush look bad.
However she asked for this criticism and it is warranted. Her comparisons are way off base and the hubis she exibits is as narcissitic as any liberal championing an issue.
She should be skewered for her self-serving, self-important PC rants. End of story.
I know an extremely intelligent, capable blonde who can do just about anything.
They're about the same thing.
[snip]...And Bush has the audacity to tell USA Today that she envisions her teen-single-mother-with-AIDS book as having the same influence as Anne Frank's The Diary of Anne Frank."
Never consider listening to a Presidential offspring until they are over forty.
If these girls make it, they'll be doing well. Being the daughter of a president and the granddaughter of another president isn't easy, not to speak of great granddaughter of Prescott Bush. Just look at Chelsea, or all those junior Kennedys.
Actually Margaret Truman made it--by becoming first an outspoken, independent woman, and then a successful writer of detective fiction.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Bush girls make it, after a certain amount of trying things out first.
I think the author makes some valid points. You can sympathize with tragedy even when largely self-inflicted. But it is in no way comparable to the Holocaust. No way! That's ridiculous. And anyway, how many HIV positive teens are in the schools? How many of them are excluded for reasons other than medical reasons? It's just a lame premise that, like everyone these days, assumes everyone will live forever except people with HIV.
Box of Rox for this idiot child of privilege...kinda like Julieanni's idiot child...another chip off the old NoEast Liberal tree!
Well! I see Debbie is heavily into outrage.
I understand her concern, but her criticism is a mite strong.
By the way, it sounds like a pretty mundane book.
The Whitman-Walker Clinic in DC reports that the District has a higher percentage of HIV positive adults than do 24 sub-Saharan countries. That's on a poster in the subway system.
Therefore, Jenna's book is not exactly a revelation.
I'm sure she meant well.
BTW, I didn't see Chelsea Clinton teaching in DC Schools. Which, btw, are nightmares, for the most part. Good on you for that, Jenna!
I think Debbie is not ready for prime time, unfortunately this hit piece on this young woman gives evidence of a fatal flaw in Debbie's character.
When you see this kind of purple faced anger explode at an innocent, a simple apology won't cover it up.
This is stunningly ugly and angry, it is way out of proportion, and to put in those photographs is outrageous.
Isn't that the same thing ?
I agree. I think I liked Jenna better when she wasn't putting on airs and getting so far out of her depth.
I think most normal people do. Well-adjusted people grow out of it.
I myself played with liberalism in my 20s and most conservatives I know today did the same.
I belonged to a group called Arms Race Concern when I was in my late teens/early 20s.
Once kids start having to pay their own bills and pull their own weight it's amazing how fast their young liberalism turns into conservatism.
I think her article was right on. You are only upset because it's a spawn of Bush she attacked. If this were Chelsea or Amy Carter, you'd be right there with her. Do you think it's a good thing to have yet another kids book about single mothers who have underage sex and kids and get AIDS? Do you think it's a good thing that this drunken airhead compares her book about a promiscuous South American to the Holocaust?
If anyone's gone off the deep end, it's the commenters who have a problem with Schlusel's column and have such an absurd display of double standards.
Yeah, but I'm pretty sure I heard she's going into rehab.
(You teed that up nicely.)
I think the pictures show what a skank Jenna Bush is. Who cares if her father is a Republican president? Clearly she's a member of the skankocrat party.
Keep in mind that the press is reporting this to put it in the worst light possible for the Whitehouse. Who knows what she actually said, or whether the reporter was the one who brought up the Anne Frank comparison and Jenna was merely responding.
The media's focus is to embarass President Bush by making his daughter look like a liberal.
DON'T FALL FOR IT!
Anne Frank was a teen single mother with aids?
Unfortunately there are two many teen single mothers, both with aids and without.
Jenna's point was well made. The same people who read Ann Frank may very well read this book.
There is no indication at all that Jenna was comparing the plight of the two girls.
These Bush girls have done more public service since graduating college than a good many of the holier than thou posters on FR.
She sees stupid government conspiracies all the time with he favorite being that Bush is covering up dozens of terrorists attacks and attempts.
18 venomous reply posts, including yours, and nobody bothers recognizing the fact that they are reacting to the words of the article author, not Jenna Bush's.
Author - "And Bush has the audacity to tell USA Today that she envisions her teen-single-mother-with-AIDS book as having the same influence as Anne Frank's The Diary of Anne Frank. "
Jenna Bush - "...hopes her book will have some of the influence of two books about girls caught up in the Holocaust: Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars and Anne Frank's The Diary of Anne Frank."
There is a world of difference between "the same", a bold objective and "some", a modest objective.
I guess in the quest to belittle someone, details don't matter.
And that is relevant how?
If she's gonna promote a book based on the sole fact that her dad is president then anything she says about the book or that is in the book is fair game. And I never thought I'd say this, but this gives me new respect for Chelsea, who is not as trashy as this woman. Haven't ever seen any drunken or underwear changing pix of her. And she didn't write a book like that and compare herself to Anne Frank. This Bush twin is a total ditz and a piece of garbage. And to think her mother was a librarian.
REally? I read her site regularly. She's never said that. I guess anyone can make up anything to attack someone on FR. Too bad.
A little over the top. Also thats not Ms. Bush in that photo on the beach.
It is completely possible this is a morality tale designed to help girls make a better life for themselves through better choices. A point that seems to be completely glossed over here.
I wish I completely understood what was happening to "real conservatives" these days.
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