Tag: Barbara Bush

  • Laugh Till You Cry

    “My Ass Is Haunted!” blares a striated blue screen shot. Charlie Manson as a dwarf with a come-hither sneer proves catnip to a crawling, pint-size Michael Jackson (with a backdoor flap on his pink pj’s) in the sculpture Playdate. Enlarged covers of Jet and Town & Country reveal Barbara Bush and Ike Turner, respectively, as […]

  • Republicans, Mom Try to Bail Out Bush

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-Starting with President Bush himself-and with his mother-Republicans are attempting to do damage control for the beleaguered administration. Barbara Bush famously told the press those poor people fleeing Hurricane Katrina-the ones stranded on their rooftops and searching for loved ones and warehoused at the Superdome and the New Orleans Convention Center-are faring better at […]

  • The Inauguration: Gowns, Without Pity

    Talk about really letting loose for your second term in office: This must surely be the only time in American history that a pillar of the administration — a First Daughter — has planned to wear metallic leather to an inaugural ball. Jenna Bush — the blonde one — has stated her intention to don […]

  • Skirting the Issues

    NEW YORK—Jittery over the women’s vote, George W. Bush’s campaign will dump all its heavy-duty female firepower into New York. In an event called the “W Stands for Women” event at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday afternoon, the dais will be full to overflowing with his mom, Barbara Bush; his daughters, Barbara and Jenna; his sister, […]

  • Say What?

    “[W]hy should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it’s gonna happen? . . . Or, I mean, it’s, it’s not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?” —Barbara Bush, Good Morning America, 3.18.03 itional reporting: Alicia Ng and Phoebe St John

  • Neil Finally Makes It

    While former president George Bush’s sons Dubya and Jeb are hanging in there as pols and son Marvin is a low-public-profile financier, son Neil is dragging down the family name in a divorce case guaranteed to raise eyebrows in the upper echelons of the WASP world. Neil has not been a particularly good boy. He […]

  • Nation

    Hillary’s Back in the News Junior League Sell Your Spare Parts? Poison Politics New(t) Campaign Loophole Kids Do the Darndest Things Junior LeagueThe Right Woman for George W. If all goes as planned, George W. Bush will be backed by a female for veep— probably Elizabeth Dole. If not Dole, then another right-of-center woman, possibly […]