Here’s a choice sample from People‘s year-end interview with George and Laura Bush, in which George (who, unlike
Mrs. Bush, is apparently so elevated in dignity that he must be referred to in print by a definite description rather than by his proper name) talks about his daughter Jenna’s recent engagement.
Q: Tell us about your future son-in-law, Henry Hager. Did he do right and ask for Jennaβ??s hand?
The President: He kind of sidled up to me and said,Can I come and see you?We were sitting outside the presidential cabin here, and he professed his love for Jenna and said, would I mind if he married her? And I said,Got a deal.[Laughter] And Iβ??m of the school, once you make the sale, move on. But he had some other points he wanted [to make]. He wanted to talk about how he would be financially responsible.