Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Daddy’s Girls

Longtime readers of mwbh know that its author didn't have too high an opinion of President Bush's daughters, Barbara and Jenna.

Children of privilege learn to take for granted, the knowledge that a family name and/or position buys a great deal of latitude toward their behavior. A new book by a former Washington Post reporter describes how your Federal tax dollars enables the fun and games of all the President's kids. The New York Post explains:

Jenna would purposely try to lose her protection by going through red lights or by jumping in her car without telling agents where she was going. As a result, in a total waste of manpower, the Secret Service kept her car under surveillance so agents could follow her.

It gets better. While adult children of Presidents lose the high-priced muscle once he leaves office, Daddy can still issue a presidential directive to "extend security protection... for an undisclosed period of time." Bush the Younger did this before checking out, as did Clinton.

Thankfully, the girls have managed to grow the hell up over the years, and are now not nearly as much trouble. That said, "[i]n March, Baltimore radio station WBAL and Investigativevoice.com reported that a Secret Service van was towed from in front of Jenna Bush Hager's home in South Baltimore for unpaid parking tickets."

I wouldn't mess with THAT towing company, would you?

[PHOTO: Barbara and Jenna Bush: membership has its privileges. Associated Press.]

1 comment:

Dymphna said...

Oh for Pete's sake. That's nothing.