Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Twin Terrors

This post is not an attack on Jenna and Barbara Bush. I understand that most 25 year old girls are a bit stupid, and it’s not their fault that their dad is the worst “president” ever. I cannot explain the secret service’s disinterest in protecting the girls, but it seems that they don’t hold the wellbeing of their charges as a top priority. I would also like to add that everything in this post is hearsay.

The news has offered some entertaining stories about the Bushettes in Argentina over the last couple of days. There was the handbag that was stolen under the watchful eyes of the secret service, alleged nudity in hotel corridors (according to an Argentinean tabloid), and reports of further episodes of lax security. There was also the rumour, later denied, that the US embassy in Buenos Aires had requested that they leave the country.

Every time I see a headline about a Bushette, I am reminded of one of the stories I heard when Jenna was spending a summer in Prague. She was staying at the ambassador’s residence, and the lads of the Marine Security Guard detachment at the embassy were often recruited to accompany her out. I knew several of the marines that were here back then, and I heard the following story from a few of them.

Some of the Marines were out in a bar with Jenna, and the boys were explaining to her that only half of them could drink at any one time. Even when not on guard duty at the embassy, they were on call and at least half of them had to be stone cold sober. After the boys had completed their explanation, Jenna thought for a minute and then asked, “What do you do with the other half of your drinks then?”

For real.


Anonymous said...

I've always felt the fact that Chelsea weathered her coming of age so gracefully and seems a well-adjusted, happy adult is a nice bit of 'fuck you' to all those who unleashed such savage hatred at Bill Clinton.

As for the Bush twins, I am not nearly so charitable as you. To me, they are nothing more than another layer of embarrassment that hangs over our country presently. Vapid little twits.

Riggs is Crazy said...

the worst “president” ever.

You obviously haven't heard of Jimmuh Carter.

Monkey's Max said...

Riggs!! It's been a long time. Nice to see you.