Jenna Bush and Henry Hager: We Wish Them Well: Here's Why
As everyone should know, First Daughter Jenna Bush is to wed Mr. Henry Hager, a frequent and long-term subject of this blog, later today in a private family ceremony at the Bush Ranch near Crawford, Texas. We approve of Miss Bush's and her family's decision to hold a family wedding in Texas because it shows respect to the American people when our nation is at war.
Although we have called upon Mr. Henry Hager at least to consider volunteering for military service [assuming he is eligible, which we do], it is clear that we have not been successful in this effort, which we now conclude. He has made his decision, and we must respect it.
On the other hand, Mr. Hager is about to graduate [or already has] from business school and plans to reside with his new bride in the Baltimore area, working in private business. It is therefore also clear that Mr. Hager does not aspire to national leadership. This decision by Mr. Hager also shows respect to the American people and their needs and desires in this area.
All over America, local communities, regions and states depend on solid citizens who care about the future. Although Mr. Hager has rightly decided to forego a role in national leadership, we hope that he and his new bride will be involved in their new community.
We wish them well as they begin their life together.