Partying Bush Twins Gave Secret Service the Slip: Book

Bush daughters often tried to dodge agents

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    The twin daughters of President George W. Bush made every attempt to escape the cabal of agents that kept round-the-clock watch on them.

    Party girls Jenna and Barbara Bush were double trouble for the Secret Service.

    The twin daughters of President George W. Bush who reportedly used fake IDs to buy booze and went on frequent binge drinking benders made every attempt to escape the cabal of agents that kept round-the-clock watch on them, claims a new book  - according to the New York Post.

    "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," Ronald Kessler writes in "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect."

    "As a result, in a total waste of manpower, the Secret Service kept her car under surveillance so agents could follow her," he wrote.

    Jenna's boyfriend and future-husband Henry Hager got so drunk during a Halloweek party in 2005 that the Secret Service had to take him to Georgetown University Hospital, Kessler claims in passages from the book obtained by the Post.

    Her soon-to-be hubby got sloshed again at a Georgetown bar and started a fight with other patrons, forcing the Secret Service to intervene and break up the would-be melee, according to the book. 

    The former first lady's press secretary called the anecdotes "nonsense" and objected to Kessler using the stories in his book.

    "I am making a formal request that you do not include any of this nonsense in your book," Laura Bush's press secretary, Sally McDonough told Kessler.

    Kessler, an author, former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter, also contends that Obama continues to smoke cigarettes regularly.