For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Jenna and Henry wed in private ceremony away from DC and paparrazi:
Unlike other first family weddings that have been broadcast live, the Bushes didn't share their daughter's nuptials with the nation... Millie Martin Bratten, editor-in-chief of BRIDES magazine, said the wedding was a letdown for some who craved a Princess Diana-style event. But she said Jenna's wedding - her classy Oscar de la Renta gown and all - might even set a trend for future presidential weddings.
What do you think of the Bushes' decision to keep this private rather than the typical, well-attended gala at the White House televised for the entire nation? Could this type of public event been exactly what the country needed at this time, and the family was wrong to keep it from us? Or was this another perfect example of what kind of person the President is, and a sign that he is fully vested in his parental responsibilities?
Do you think their decision to keep this private had anything to do with the press's contentious attitude towards the President? Might a less hostile media been more welcomed, or did that not play at all into the wedding plans?