Chelsea, Bush Twins: We Have Great First Kids

Hate their parents if you must, but not their offspring
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2010 12:20 PM CDT
Jenna Bush Hager, left, and her sister, Barbara Bush.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Gail Collins doesn't want to hear any griping about Chelsea Clinton's wedding. "Let her have her day," she writes at the New York Times. She's "been a national public figure against her will since she was 12, and in all that time she has never embarrassed her family—or us." In fact, she's turned out great, as have Jenna and Barbara Bush—"the twins are only 28, but they already seem to have racked up more good works than Mother Teresa"—and Amy Carter.

"Virtually everyone in America loathes either George W. Bush or Bill and Hillary. Yet every sensible person, no matter what political stripe, would have to admit that both families produced really good kids," writes Collins, who extends her praise to most 20-somethings she runs across these days. "Happy wedding, Chelsea. Excellent job, Bush twins. Good luck, Amy Carter, wherever you are. We are pleased to be a country that produced such nice young adults out of such a lunatic political environment."

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