June 30, 2006

NOBLESSE OBLIGE (via Bryan Francoeur):

Teacher Twin Ready for Takeoff (Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts, June 29, 2006, Washington Post)

Jenna Bush , the nation's most famous public-school teacher, is skipping the country and bidding a happy adios to the young-Washington social scene she once ruled. Uh-oh, what do we do now?

Friends say that the blond, younger-by-minutes First Twin has been quietly making plans over recent months to leave D.C. for a teaching job in Latin America, most likely around the end of summer.

The move reflects the growing seriousness of a 24-year-old whose collegiate partying provided endless fun for gossip columnists during her father's first years in office -- yet also offers an escape from the Washington spotlight she and sister Barbara always have seemed to resent. Last week marked her final day at the Mount Pleasant charter school where she taught for a year and a half. [...]

She's slimmer than in her old party snaps, with a sleeker haircut. Friends paint a picture of Jenna as "normal," down-to-earth and approachably nice. While her dark-haired sister went east to Yale and is known to show up at beautiful-people galas, Jenna stayed close to home at the University of Texas. She has told friends she can't stand Washington and the who-do-you-work-for ? mentality of its ambitious young politico class.

"She has a disdain for that whole rat race," said one, "despite the fact that she's the person everyone would want to talk to."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 30, 2006 8:32 AM


Posted by: Timothy at June 30, 2006 11:49 AM

Isn't anyone concerned about the security risks involved here? Kidnappings are not uncommon in Latin America, and the President's daughter is a perfect target.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 30, 2006 1:03 PM

jd. You are so right. Why on earth risk her life?

Posted by: erp at June 30, 2006 1:52 PM

Ah, a teacher. The perfect cover for an assassin. She's going to take down Chavez.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at June 30, 2006 2:07 PM