The First Lady cracked some jokes about her husband, family, and other politicians at Saturday night’s dinner with the White House press corps, according to this article in the New York Times. One of the jokes cast her as a “desperate housewife”, but she hasn’t actually seen the show yet:
In Mrs. Bush’s case, playing off “Desperate Housewives” was a natural, even though Ms. Whitson said that Mrs. Bush had never actually seen the racy ABC hit show. Ms. Whitson said the first lady had heard about the characters and plot from the Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara, who are fans, and was planning to watch the entire first season on a DVD she has at home.
Wha? According to my Netflix queue, Season 1 of Desperate Housewives is due to be released on DVD in September of 2005. Does Laura Bush get an advance copy?
Or maybe she TiVo’d them and recorded them to DVD herself. Can’t you just see her pushing the buttons? Or maybe Jenna downloaded the torrents and burned them. Maybe it’s a shrewd and subtle dig at the FCC in protest of the broadcast flag. Laura Bush, crusading for electronic freedom from the repression of media conglomerates. No wonder she got that citation from the ALA.