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Bush Daughters Pen Sweet Letter to Malia and Sasha Obama

Jenna Bush Hagar, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama at the White House in 2009 (Twitter)
Jenna Bush Hagar, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama at the White House in 2009 (Twitter)

Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, the fraternal twin daughters of President George W. Bush, penned a touching letter to the outgoing first daughters this week.

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In the letter, published in Time magazine on Thursday, Barbara and Jenna began by recounting “that cold November day” they gave Malia and Sasha Obama a tour of the White House, their new home for the next eight years.

We left our jobs in Baltimore and New York early and traveled to Washington to show you around. To show you the Lincoln Bedroom, and the bedrooms that were once ours, to introduce you to all the people—the florists, the grounds-keepers and the butlers—who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home. The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to. When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as 8-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious.

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The letter continues with the Bush twins ticking off a few of the experiences the Obama daughters had over the years, proof that the Bush women have had their eyes on them. The twins ended on a light note, poking fun at the partying they were known for when they went away to college and offering some sound advice.

Enjoy college. As most of the world knows, we did. And you won’t have the weight of the world on your young shoulders anymore. Explore your passions. Learn who you are. Make mistakes—you are allowed to. Continue to surround yourself with loyal friends who know you, adore you and will fiercely protect you. Those who judge you don’t love you, and their voices shouldn’t hold weight. Rather, it’s your own hearts that matter.

On the Today show, where she is a correspondent, Jenna also released some never-before-seen pics of that first tour, which are really sweet and show just how much the first daughters have grown up.

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Read the entire letter at Time.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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risenfromashes
risenfromashes

We can ONLY HOPE the Obama girls show as much class as the Bush Girls. but having a mother that says she was never proud to be an American till Barry got elected, I’m not going to hold my breath. Hopefully the girls will not take after their Mother. and screw all you Whiny Libs, run back to your safe rooms, and plug your ears about Trigger Terms,, The President Elect’s son deserves Nothing less, but you will all claim like your mouth piece Rosy Odonnal that he doesn’t matter,, Hypocrites Piss OFF. and NO I wont miss Obama,, and his hatred for America, Israel, or Muslims having killed more of them using drones than anybody since Rommel being ordered by Hitler.