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Bush Sisters Share Eye-Opening Reaction They Had When Father Announced Presidential Bid

When you live life in the public eye, there will come times when you wrestle with some choices. To wit, there may be a debate as to whether you should remain there or ride off into the sunset. Regardless of which path you choose, you’ve at least been afforded the opportunity to mull it over. The same can’t be said for children of famous folks. They don’t have much of a say in things, but they still have to go along for the ride.

While that’s true for all children with famous parents, it’s even more of an issue for kids of those with White House ambitions. If their parent happens to achieve that goal, they are facing life under the microscope, and there’s really no escaping it. While their parents will, of course, do all that they can to ensure they have a normal upbringing, that doesn’t prevent the kids from becoming tabloid fodder. The twin daughters of former President George W. Bush can certainly relate to that.

As Fox News shares, Jenna and Barbara Bush appeared on Fox News recently to discuss their new book, ‘Sisters First,’ and they shared some tales that helped to place things in perspective for those that have never had to exist under that proverbial microscope.

“Having each other was such a gift," Jenna noted.

The Bush twins seem to be as close as ever, and we can only imagine that their relationship helped pull them through growing up in the White House. Jenna would explain that their parents went out of their way to make things as normal as possible for them, but there were still some challenges along the way.

"I'm so lucky we had the parents we did because they allowed us to be ourselves," she said. "I do think that kids, whether you're the president's children are allowed to make mistakes."

The girls would get into trouble in one high-profile incident while trying to order alcohol while underage. It was a pretty big embarrassment for the family at the time, but it turned out to be nothing more than growing pains in the grand scheme of things.

Barbara would go on to recall that they didn’t have the best reaction when their father told them he was running for president. In fact, they started to cry and told him he was going to lose. However, once they got past the teenage drama, they were able to get past it and come to terms with what was in front of them.

"We quickly realized the privilege it is to live history," she said.

That’s a pretty fascinating perspective, and we would imagine that helped them get through their time in the spotlight. Fast forward to today, and the Bush sisters seem to be happy and well-adjusted individuals that are as close as possible. We can chalk that up as a huge win for them in the game of life, and also offer up a tip of the cap to their parents for helping to make that happen.

Source: Fox News Insider
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