Ellen DeGeneres tricks President Bush into phone interview
Would President George Bush ever sign up for an interview with openly gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres? Probably not.
That's why Ellen had to get a little creative on Tuesday when taping an interview with the president's daughter Jenna Bush.
DeGeneres asked Jenna if she could easily get President Bush on the phone. When she told Ellen that she could, she challenged Jenna to do so.
"They're going to kill me," the 26-year-old told DeGeneres. "I'm going to be in so much trouble."
"No, they're going to be thrilled," DeGeneres said. "Why wouldn't they want to say 'hi' to everybody and say Merry Christmas?"
"They may have wanted some warning," responded Bush, who was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new book, Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope.
Mom and Dad Bush didn't seem too upset.
"I'm just sitting here with daddy," Laura Bush told her daughter, to which DeGeneres chimed in: "Oh hey! It's Ellen. I wanted to say hi to daddy."
So the president got on the line: "How's my little girl doing?"
"Oh, she's great. She's scared she's going to get in trouble because I just said, 'Is it easy to just pick up the phone and call your dad anytime?'" DeGeneres said. "And now she's scared she's not going to get any Christmas presents."
"I do want to say Merry Christmas to your audience, and I want to tell my little girl I love her," the president said.
"I love you too, Dad," Jenna responded.
Think Jenna will get some lashings for putting her dad on the phone with a lesbo?