Bush girls join daddy's re-election campaign

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The Independent US

In times of trouble, if you cannot turn to your family then to whom can you turn?

In times of trouble, if you cannot turn to your family then to whom can you turn?

With his personal approval rating at the lowest point of his presidency, George Bush is hoping to inject some spark and youthful vitality into his reelection campaign by signing up his twin daughters Jenna and Barbara. The 22-year-olds will be joining Bush-Cheney '04 as unpaid volunteers when they graduate from university later this month. Jenna is a student at the University of Texas; Barbara studies at Yale.

The pair are not known for keeping a low profile. In April 2001, Jenna was charged by police with underage drinking in a bar in Austin, Texas. Then on 30 May 2001, both girls were charged after trying to buy drinks at an Austin restaurant. In July 2002, four months before their 21st birthday - the legal age for drinking - the girls were spotted in a bar in Washington.

A spokesman for the Bushes told The Washington Post: "Barbara and Jenna have not decided what role they will have on the campaign yet, but they will be volunteering their time."

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