Jenna Bush Answers The Question
Money quote from the New York Times reporting on Jenna Bush's book tour:
Ms. Jackson, of HarperCollins, said Ms. Bush was well aware that by exposing herself to the kind of news media scrutiny she has never had before, she will get questions that run the gamut, from why she and her sister have not served in Iraq (“I think if people really thought about it, they know that we would put many people in danger,” she told Ms. Sawyer) to her wedding plans.
And, here's more of Media Lizzie defending Henry Hager (see comment 10, 27 September 2007, 02:09):
Finally, having Henry Hager enlist or be a commissioned officer - while it would enable you OYE folks to claim a domestic political coup - would be a disaster. As a Gold Star Wife, I damn sure wouldn't want such a high value target standing next to my man.
As the son[-in-law] of the man who presided over the war, Hager would not only be a target - his presence would compromise the lives of others - lives already hanging in the balance.
There is more at stake than domestic political points folks. Real lives. Not just "republicans" or "democrats" - but real people.
Clearly, this is the latest White House talking point in response to Operation Yellow Elephant. Will that require kicking Presidential nephew George P. Bush out of the Naval Reserve, since he's not deployable?
Hat tip to August J. Pollack of SomeGuyWithAWebsite.com