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Old 07-06-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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Volunteer or Not?

It is here, say some doctors and nurses, that Barbara Bush, one of President Bush's twin daughters, has been working in near anonymity as a volunteer.

While no one disputes that she has been in Cape Town for the last six weeks, nearly everything about her stay is shrouded in mystery. Hospital officials yesterday refused to confirm her presence, and many hospital workers ducked questions about Barbara Bush's role at one of the premier health facilities in Africa for children with AIDS and other ailments.

A White House official, Peter Watkins, confirmed yesterday that her mother, Laura Bush, will visit Barbara in South Africa later this week, after the Group of Eight summit in Scotland where President Bush and other leaders of the industrialized world will consider how they can help ease poverty in Africa. The official said Laura Bush and her other daughter, Jenna, will spend five days with Barbara and then will travel to other African countries to speak about AIDS relief and education initiatives.

Barbara Bush's experience in Africa might seem a made-to-order moment for good publicity, a chance for the Bush family to show a connection between policy and personal conviction. But the Bushes apparently will have none of that.

Obviously a Karl Rove plot.

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Well it's not really anonymous anymore is it? Anyway, good for her if she's volunteering, it's more than I've done.

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Re: Volunteer or Not?

Originally posted by A_Wanderer

Obviously a Karl Rove plot.
Well obviously
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:30 AM   #4
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I think it's great what she's doing
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Good for her, and why on earth should she have to talk to the press? The people elected her father president, not her.
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Just as volunteer work should be done.

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