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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:52 AM
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Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:55 AM by KleverKittie

Bush, Wife to Skip Daughters' Graduations

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - President Bush (news - web sites) and first lady Laura Bush will skip their twin daughters' college graduations later this month to avoid creating a distraction at the respective schools, the White House said Thursday.

"There are no plans at this time to attend these ceremonies," said Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for Laura Bush. "The Bushes felt the focus should be on the students, and not how long the lines are to go through the metal detectors."


Mrs. Bush told CNN in February that her 22-year-old daughters may help with their father's re-election campaign. "They are terrific girls. They are getting ready to graduate from college, and we'll see when they graduate," Mrs. Bush said. "You know, this will be really their first campaign that their dad has run that they are really old enough to be involved."


The sisters were freshmen when their father was seeking the presidency in 2000. They have stayed out of the media spotlight, except for an underage drinking incident at an Austin bar when they were 19.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:55 AM
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1. This just cannot be true. It is beyond tragic.
These people are bloodless. No wonder the twins stay drunk.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 AM
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2. But it's OK to inconvenience graduates at other colleges?
He's giving the commencement address at Concordia University here in Wisconsin (in Republican Mequon).

He's blowing off his children to campaign, plain and simple.
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