Bush Wedding Themes: White or Redneck?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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GETTIN' HITCHED Hager, Bush (Photo: Getty Images)

More bad news for our unpopular president: D.C.'s dream of a White House wedding may be sabotaged by the geographical schizophrenia of the Bush clan.

When it comes to the location of Jenna's wedding to former Karl Rove aide Henry Hager, the Bushies appear to be in three separate factions. In the first camp is First Lady Laura Bush, whose office made the engagement announcement and would oversee the planning of any White House wedding. A Rose Garden ceremony would be a coup for a First Lady whose relationship with the East Wing staff has been strained. (She fired the popular White House chef and social secretary before her husband's second term.) The New York Times recently put the choice in political terms, theorizing that the president could see a bump in the polls after a White House ceremony. Think flawless white dresses, flowers, lots of lace, etc.

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