KEEPING HEATHER AND MARY IN THEIR PLACE

The White House officially regards the Poe-Cheney partnership as no more solid or worthy of recognition than Jenna’s latest boyfriend. Here’s how the guest list appeared for last night’s royal state dinner:

Ms. Mary Cheney
Ms. Heather Poe (Guest)

Miss Jenna Bush
Mr. Henry Hager (Guest)

Married couples need no “(guest)” attached to their spouse’s name. It’s a trivial slight, of course. But so, from one perspective, is a bus seat.

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