Time's Tired Trope to Jenna Bush: Why Aren't You in Iraq?

October 15th, 2007 12:41 PM

Time's "Ten Questions" interview feature is offered to presidential daughter Jenna Bush this week. The questions are now selected from reader questions, including (sigh) Bush-whacking liberals from San Francisco:

If the war in Iraq is so noble, why aren't you and your sister serving our country there? —Donald Pence, San Francisco

I understand that point, but there are many ways to serve our country, and I think my skills are better suited for teaching and representing the U.S. in Latin America through UNICEF. I respect the men and women of our country who are over there fighting. It is an unbelievably selfless thing to do. But if people really thought about it, they would know it's not even a practical question.

Liberals love the question, hate the answer.