This is a perfect example of white mediocrity: compare one’s despicable history to a white man who’s history is even more appalling. Being less of a loser than the losers in one’s larger group doesn’t make one a winner.
A history of amoral behaviors is simply that. When these people are ‘leaders,’ the country is in steep descent. We’ve witnessed this for centuries of Bush-elevation: taking those zeros and putting them on top, where their zero value can f*** up the rest of the world.
Personally, I harbor the image of Jenna Hager wearing the skin of Iraqi girls for her wedding dress. When I see Jenna Bush Hager — perhaps the best example of white female privilege the world has to offer — blab on television, the first thing I think about is the number of Iraqis who had to die so that her profound mediocrity could steal a lot of other people’s stuff and money: people who probably do have something to offer and aren’t damaging the rest of the world.
I would encourage the public to see the Bush’s this way: exhibitionists of a profound and despicable amorality that embarrasses the other 90% of the human race damaged due to their free ride of wealthy whiteness.
There’s nothing to admire here, and a lot with which to be utterly disgusted.
Jenna, get the skin of Middle Eastern humans off your body before you show up on Kotb’s show.
And for Kotb’s part — think harder. She could have asked for a talking head with at least one moral instead of picking one with a long history of absolutely none.