Ellen DeGeneres Talks to President Bush on the Phone
December 5, 2007 by Kath Skerry
Talk about an unexpected turn of events. According to People.com, Ellen DeGeneres expectedly prompted her guest Jenna Bush to call her Mom and Dad (that would be The President and the First Lady) live during the taping of Ellen’s show. Jenna, unsure of her parents reaction, went ahead and made the call. Laura Bush answered and after mentioning that she was sitting with the President, Ellen said “I want to say hi to Daddy”…and so it went:
“Well, that’s great!” says the surprised Chief Executive, who asks DeGeneres, “How’s my little girl doing?”
“Oh, she’s great,” answers the host. “She’s scared she’s going to get in trouble [and] not going to get any Christmas presents.”
Pause. “Dad?” asks Jenna. “Yes, baby,” he replies. “Are you mad?” she inquires.
“No, not at all,” says President Bush. “I’m excited to talk to you. I’m glad to talk to Ellen.”
Sadly Ellen probably wasn’t expecting to talk to the President of the United States, or else maybe she could have put him on the spot about gay rights – now THAT would have been some television.
For more on the live taping, check out People.com
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