The twin daughters of President George W. Bush spoke to a room of about 350 Girl Scout supporters Thursday during the Juliette Low Leadership Society luncheon. The luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club benefited Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.
Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush spoke of their parents as role models, how their upbringing gave them a passion for public service and their home life. “My mom is now commanding the ex-commander in chief,” Hager joked.
Hager said at first they tried to veto the idea of their dad running for president.
“We wanted to be normal college students, but we quickly realized the amazing privilege of living history,” Hager said. “We've come to see the platform we resisted at first as an opportunity because we believe the more we know about the plight of people around the world the more likely we are to make a difference.”
Hager said she went as a teacher with Teach for America to Latin America in 2006 and was inspired to write her book, “Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope,” based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother she met there who was living with HIV.