Friday, September 28, 2007

Jenna's First TV Interview

Tonight at 10 pm EST on 20/20 with Diane Sawyer:

"When asked whether she agrees with her father about the Iraq War, Bush said, "You know I'm not here to talk about that, but I'm also not a policymaker. It's a really complicated, obviously a very complicated subject. Everybody can agree on that."

"You know there've been people — [actor] Matt Damon among them — who have said, 'Should the Bush daughters be fighting in Iraq?'" Sawyer said.

"Obviously I understand that question and see what, what the point of that question is, for sure," Bush said. "I think there are many ways to serve your country. And I think … what's most appropriate for me to do is to teach or to work in UNICEF and represent our country in Latin America. But you know I don't think it's a practical question. I think if people really thought about it, they know that we would put many people in danger. But I understand the point of it. I hope that I serve by being a teacher."

Bush told Sawyer she doesn't worry about her father's poll numbers, "because nobody knows him as a person. I mean, he's my father. I separate it, you know? He's a different person to me than what they portray him as. He's a totally different person. I think that's normal, I mean, he's my dad."

Bush said she worries about her father, but says, "He's doing a great job and he's hanging in there. … I worry about him probably less than he worries about me, you know." (source)

I thought that was a great answer. It will be interesting to see how the left'o'sphere reports on this Saturday...

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