Jenna Bush, Author? (Updated re Today Show Gig)

In a move sure to aggravate unagented (and poorly agented) authors, Jenna Bush has scored a high-powered literary agent — Robert Barnett.  So, what’s the subject of Jenna’s masterpiece?  Barnett has been shopping her “young-adult book based on the former grade school teacher’s experiences with charity causes in Latin America” to New York publishers.  Oh, goody!  (Via PoliticalWire)

Jenna Bush, Author?
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A Bush twin (not Barb, but the other)
Is shopping a kid’s book. Oh, brother!
Can Jenna Bush write?
Do her verbal skills bite?
Let us hope she takes after her mother. 

Update 9/31/09: Incoherent quote of the day from Jenna Bush Hager, talking about her new gig as a Today Show correspondent:

It wasn’t something I’d always dreamed to do. But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.

Let’s hope somebody else writes her scripts.

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6 Responses to “Jenna Bush, Author? (Updated re Today Show Gig)”

  1. Steve Bates says:

    Jeez, Mad, that’s awful. No, of course, not your limerick… that’s perfect, and right on target, as usual. I mean Jenna’s pretense of being an author; that’s what’s awful. Good grief.

    OT, have you run across watertiger’s post and photo titled “Sittin’ in the Dock at the Hague”? A few dozen posts down the comment thread, darkblack fleshes it out with a very respectable parody of the obvious Otis Redding song.

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks, Steve. And no, I’ll have to check out that post.

  3. Tim Murphy says:

    I thought she never got a teaching job because she didn’t meet daddies No Child Left Behind qualifications?

  4. madkane says:

    Tim, I too recall reading some time ago that Jenna graduated with an education degree, but was working at a teacher’s aide level because of a qualificaitons shortfall. So either she subsequently became a full-fledged teacher, or got it wrong.

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  6. TiG the Viking says:

    Sounds like sour grapes to me. What about all of the book deals for the Clintons, the Carters – and all of that. With celebrity (in any sort) comes opportunity. Book publishers know that the “buzz” alone will sell enough books to make them money – regardless of what the book is about. Too bad you liberals never see your own hypocrisy.