Barbara, Jenna Bush Were a Secret Service Nightmare

Barbara Bush (L) and Jenna Bush. (Getty Images)

Rumors of Barbara and Jenna Bush's hard partying were abundant in the early days of Dubya's presidency. If you believe the gossip writers, the two treated Washington, DC, like a personal playground where money and privilege afforded them VIP access to the Capital City.

According to a new book by investigative author and journalist Ronald Kessler, whose last book was about terrorists, not privileged socialites, the Bush girls were twin terrors for the Secret Service. Barbara and Jenna would routinely try to ditch their Secret Service protection by running red lights and leaving unannounced, Kessler writes in his book, In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.

The New York Post went through an advanced copy, and reports that in one passage Kessler describes an incident where agents were forced to intervene when Jenna's future husband, Henry Hager, nearly sparked a barroom brawl with his obnoxiously drunken behavior.

Kessler also writes that President Barack Obama, despite claims that he's cut back on smoking by 95%, still takes regular smoke breaks.

According to his Web site, Kessler's book takes a look behind the scenes of the dangerous lives of Secret Service agents.
In this headline-grabbing book, Kessler discloses assassination attempts that have never before been revealed. He shares inside accounts of past assaults that have put the Secret Service to the test, including a heroic gun battle that took down the would-be assassins of Harry S. Truman, the devastating day that John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, and the swift actions that saved Ronald Reagan after he was shot. Henry Hager And Jenna Bush Wedding
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  • Jenna Bush in Henry Hager And Jenna Bush Wedding
  • Jenna Bush in Henry Hager And Jenna Bush Wedding
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