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Friday, November 25, 2011

Glamour Magazine to honor Laura Bush, Bush Twins

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Mrs. Laura Bush,the Twins and Condi Rice @ the red carpet for Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year awards

I love seeing Jenna Bush on the Today Show! So cute! I think it's great someone out there is showing some appreciation for all the hard work and selfless service the Bush ladies do. I just love 'em all. And I think it's awesome that Condi Rice is the one who's going to present them the award!

They are Women of the Year because: “They are giving a voice to women who otherwise might not have one. They personify the belief that every woman’s life has potential.”
—former Secretary of State and 2008 Woman of the Year Condoleezza Rice

Glamour.Com: When Laura Bush left the White House in 2009, she could have quietly retreated to her Texas ranch. Her twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, could have launched lucrative careers or slipped back into private life. Instead, with little fanfare, this trio have become hugely powerful advocates on behalf of women, children and the world’s neediest. “We haven’t seen anything like this before,” says First Lady historian Myra Gutin. “They’re using their celebrity and credibility as a springboard for lasting good.”

It all starts with Mrs. Bush. “In Afghanistan she’s like Mother Teresa—a saint to women,” says political consultant Mary Matalin. Since 2001, when the then First Lady preempted her husband’s radio address to warn about the Taliban’s oppression of Afghan women, she’s been a driving force behind girls’ schools and women’s empowerment programs there. And building on her groundbreaking breast cancer work in the Middle East in 2006, Mrs. Bush just started the $75 million Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon campaign to offer cervical cancer care and breast cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa.

As for her 30-year-old daughters, “the apples didn’t fall far from the tree,” says Today’s Matt Lauer, who works with Jenna, a contributor to the show. Both on air and off, Jenna has promoted AIDS awareness and has helped raise more than half a million dollars for women’s and children’s health programs at UNICEF. Barbara, meanwhile, quit a museum job in 2008 to found the ambitious Global Health Corps, which dispatches young professionals to work in clinics in poor communities—from Rwanda to Newark, New Jersey—and then spread their work to other countries. “It’s addictive to be in a field where you can change lives,” Barbara says. Her daughters’ path leaves Mrs. Bush awestruck. “I’ve always been proud of them,” she says, “but I never would have predicted what they’ve chosen.” Former President George W. Bush beams, “They are all strong, compassionate and loving people.” And the world has noticed: “What these three are accomplishing for global health and development is fabulous,” says Helene Gayle, M.D., president of the antipoverty group CARE. “They are quite a team.”


Anonymous said...

So what's Chelsea Clinton doing now? Working for the leftist media complex.....No surprise there.

When I saw "W" in person and heard him speak, he said that women will become the world leaders. I thought that was great.

I'm reading Andrew Brietbarts book right now. Very entertaining. Give it a spin if haven't already.


Sweetface24 said...

So I heard! But Megan McCain is worse. She's on MSNBC.

Anonymous said...

I had not heard that. MSNBC is the worst. They're the most smarmy and elitist and the most wrong. No shame.

Sweetface24 said...

Yeah I can't stand that network.No self-respecting Republican would ever do business with that company.

Meghan McCain is so fake, it's not funny. She's in it for the fame. I bet if someone offered her a reality show she'd totally go for it.