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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:31 AM
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Jenna [Bush] is unwanted [in Harlem]
Artists and Activists United for Peace, a black and Latino public-action group, plans to express its displeasure with the First Daughter at a rally on Sept. 2, during the Republican National Convention.

"We don't think she is of a high enough moral character to teach school, considering her past adventures," said group organizer John Penley. --link--


It's about time someone said it! Would you want a person with this sort of resume teaching your kids?

-- getting stoned with Ashton Kutcher
-- an arrest for underage drinking
-- swilling $250 bottles of vodka while driving down property values in the south of France
-- two -- count'em two -- alleged abortions
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MoonGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:34 AM
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1. "We think she and her sister should enlist in the military."
Hehehe...
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:37 AM
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3. Well maybe in the TANG. n/t
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:37 AM
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18. They would only have to serve "9 days".
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:36 AM
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2. Well I would like to see the twins
in the military, too. But the rest of this is kind of silly. I guess they opened themselves up to attack when they joined their father's campaign.
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:40 AM
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4. A little Puritanical Now, Eh?
I could say, except for the Ashton Kutcher part, and the abortions that I've done all of those things, in my youth -- and worse. And I'm a mother of a three-year-old and I worked in social services for several years...

I mean -- Jenna is no Chelsea Clinton, but I find it funny that artists are protesting someone who smokes weed, sleeps around a lot, has an occasional manic fit, now and then, and likes to get hammered. That's pretty much the resume...
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SquireJons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:46 AM
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5. lol
honesty can be funny
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:46 AM
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6. Shoving the GOPers' puritanism back in their face...
... isn't exactly a bad idea -- especially with Paris... er, Jenna Bush as an example of GhiPocrisy.

Let's face it -- Chimpy's a failed parent. Compare his failure to the Clintons' success.
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:59 AM
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10. I did most of those things,
well except not with Ashton Kutchner, in my youth. I actually turned out fine in the end. My parents are not "failed parents". They were fine, but I made bad choices anyway.

Chimpy is a failed president, I don't care about his parenting skills anymore than I cared about Clinton's personal life.
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:20 AM
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17. Still, its not a good pattern
and i know it would disqualify someone from teaching in my local school district.
You may be describing an individual who likes to live life fully or someone like a Courtney Love.

I feel sorry for Jenna and while i may not join the villagers with the torches and pitchforks, she's still a personna non grata in my books.

Its about character.
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:48 AM
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7. Hey, what's not to like about Jenna?

She's the very acme of what a ruling class
ingnue ought to be. Here she's displaying what
four years of university has taught in
public relations and decorum.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:55 AM
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8. Her rep around Austin long before her dad stole the WH was BAD.
With an absent and wastrel father, I would hope that the poor child could come up with one good role model but sadly there is only the wimpy pickles to look up to. I am sure it was much more interesting to model herself after dear old Dad.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:56 AM
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9. Source Please...
For the bit about the abortions?
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:01 AM
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11. Exactly!
And this is a gossip page, not LBN.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:36 AM
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24. There are rumors about an event when she was in school in Switzerland
And I think there were also suspicions about her December 25, 2000 emergency appendectomy.

I don't believe there's any firm evidence in either case, though.
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:04 AM
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12. So you are so pure?
I know a lot of people who have gotten stoned via pot.

I know a few people who have gotten arrested in high school or college for underage drinking.

I know a lot of people who would buy $250 bottles of shampoo or vodka if they had that kind of expendable cash...

...and last but not least I don't judge women who have had abortions....


The question is...did she complete her program successfully and is she qualified technically to teach? If she is then I have no problem with it.

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olddem43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 AM
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15. She would have to be carefully monitored though,
to keep out the RW bullcrap. Hopefully, no classes in Civics, Government, History, Geography, or Health.
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eric_schafer Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:10 AM
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13. I don't care for it
I didn't like the mudslinging at Chelsea Clinton, and I don't like it for the Bush daughters, either. Until they run for political office or become public moral crusaders a la William Bennett, I see it as petty partisanship. After watching the Republicans smear people this way for so long, I think we Democrats ought to hold ourselves to a higher standard.
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Simeon Salus Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 AM
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14. I hate to break everybody's bubble, but...
"It's about time someone said it! Would you want a person with this sort of resume teaching your kids?
-- getting stoned with Ashton Kutcher
-- an arrest for underage drinking
-- swilling $250 bottles of vodka while driving down property values in the south of France
-- two -- count'em two -- alleged abortions"

...as a graduate of an Elementary Education program myself, the above description sounds precisely like what 40-50% of my classmates aspired to be. If they didn't actually complete all these requirements/goals, it wasn't for lack of trying.

No, sad as it sounds, Jenna is a textbook example of an entry-year primary educator. Shallow, incurious, and ruled by avarice. Two years from now she'll likely get married to a frat boy and become a Stepford wife.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:26 AM
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23. Truer words could not have been written about rich kids who
aspire to teach the "underprivileged."

"No, sad as it sounds, Jenna is a textbook example of an entry-year primary educator. Shallow, incurious, and ruled by avarice. Two years from now she'll likely get married to a frat boy and become a Stepford wife."

I have a friend from a very wealthy family (this friend does not "need" to work and can live quite well off investments made by daddy). This friend studied to get a teaching certificate and did the student teaching thing for one semester or so. It was the student teaching that got to this person. This person could not stand being told what to do and when to do it. This person also delighted in pointing out mistakes that the other, more experienced teachers, made. At one time my friend thought of taking the list of errors in teaching made by the other teachers to the principal. I advised against it because it would not reflect well on their assessment of this person's ability to work well with others.

Needless to say this person is not teaching full time now. The difference between my friend and Jenna (Tonic) is that my friend is not shallow (hardly) nor is my friend ruled by avarice. My friend really wanted to make a difference in the lives of children but having never had to truly compromise in life found it hard to have a boss.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:15 AM
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16. A lot of people who went through the 60s and 70s
can top that resume. Most of them managed to mature into the type of sober, respectable, boring citizens they rebelled against.

The problem with her character and why I'd prefer to keep her away from impressionable youngsters is her attitude to the rest of the world, indicated by her treatement of her Secret Service bodyguards as servants. It seems the world exists to serve her, and it's the attitude that prevails throughout her family, so I doubt it will easily be changed.

However, I think there's little fear. Oh, it may happen for a few months, but "caring for disadvantaged children" and "caring for AIDS patients" will probably translate into six figure salaried jobs at foundations whose major job is soliciting donations to pay for the six figure salaries and donation solititations.

That's the way the world works if you're born rich.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:38 AM
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20. They became the repukes who gave us what life is today.
:cry:

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:38 AM
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19. Wow, * can run his family as perfectly as he does this country!
</sarcasm>

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:56 AM
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21. Let Jenna See How The Other Side Lives
I was a bit surprised when I heard the Anheiser Bush twins were planning on starting out on the east coast and Jenna working in NYC itself. This isn't going to work at the Stepford Insitute in Arlington. Hopefully, she will be like every other new teacher and will see the educational system from "guts side up".

Here's hoping Jenna sees how many of those "No children left behind" are sitting behind in that classroom with scattered families and lives that range from living in absolute terror to just plain desperate poverty. Hope she sees hungry children, junkies strung out beyond hope with lives destroyed by her corporate father's buddies outsourcing and destroying of the middle and lower classes.

This week I'm looking forward to hearing Ron Reagan. He and Patty are quality people and look at where they came from. I withhold judgement on the Bush twins as we really don't know who they are nor should we.

To those who say now that the twins are "campaigning"...they are fair game for a lot of the slams and shots similar to what Chelsea Clinton got from the wingnuts or even Pickles gets (and she truly deserves). I say we've never heard these girls specific views of things other than the controlled soundbites from a Rove machine in full spin. The fact they strove to stay out of the limelight and out of trouble must mean they aren't totally of the same cloth as their corrupted parents.

One day I expect one or both of them to open up to Rolling Stone or Mother Jones...and I'll bet we get an interesting view of that entire family...warts side up. Then we can really have some fun.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:00 AM
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22. Jenna SHOULD NOT teach in Harlem!!!!
They need positive role models because many of them are from fragile homes.They don't need Jenna! Trust me, I have hired many a teacher in urban and suburban environments.

I am delighted that even those that may be artists, and may have done a few risky things in the past, DON'T want her teaching their children. Good for them that they recognize that this is only a publicity stunt.

If I looked at her resume and looked at the Enquirer and the photos of her sticking her tongue out, I would NOT hire her!


If she is so wonderful, let her begin her career at a super rich private school for the children of Republicans! We don't need high profile people practicing on our children. Inner city children get enough of the rejects, they need the stars!


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