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Calling the President


Jenna Bush phones home as a guest on the Ellen show. Video here. Excerpts:

“Could you just pick up the phone like right now and call him?” wondered a wide-eyed Ellen.

“Sure,” replies Bush. “He’s going to kill me, though.

After being given a phone – “Hit 9,” says Ellen, while the dutiful daughter is careful to cover the phone so no one can detect the private number – Bush comments aloud that because of this, “I’m not going to get anything I asked for for Christmas.”


“Well, that’s great!” says the surprised Chief Executive, who asks DeGeneres, “How’s my little girl doing?”

“Oh, she’s great,” answers the host. “She’s scared she’s going to get in trouble [and] not going to get any Christmas presents.”

Pause. “Dad?” asks Jenna. “Yes, baby,” he replies. “Are you mad?” she inquires.

“No, not at all,” says President Bush. “I’m excited to talk to you. I’m glad to talk to Ellen.”

I guess this also means that President Bush has crossed the WGA picket line.


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