"NEW HAVEN, Conn. - President Bush (news - web sites) and first lady Laura Bush will skip their twin daughters' college graduations later this month to avoid creating a distraction at the respective schools, the White House said Thursday.What's the big deal? Everything will be smooth and safe, if you just make the other students and thier parents conduct their graduations in a free speech zone.
'There are no plans at this time to attend these ceremonies,' said Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for Laura Bush. 'The Bushes felt the focus should be on the students, and not how long the lines are to go through the metal detectors.'
Jenna Bush is slated to graduate May 22 from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in English. Barbara Bush graduates May 24 with a bachelor's in humanities from Yale University."