Jenna Bush Engaged

First daughter Jenna Bush is getting married.

Jenna Bush Engaged Photo Jenna Bush and Henry Hager Photo 2005 President and Laura Bush’s daughter, Jenna, is engaged to be married, the White House announced Thursday. Jenna Bush, 24, is marrying Henry Hager, 28, a former White House aide who used to work with Karl Rove. His father, John Hager, is the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party.

The couple has been dating for over two years, according to the Washington Post.

The White House said no wedding date has been set.

The Karl Rove connection is rather amusing. Still, best wishes to the couple.

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  1. Triumph says:

    I am sure Bush is pretty disappointed with Jenna’s choice.

    It is clear that this Hager fellow must have been a corrupting influence on Jenna given the fact that both of these young adults have chosen to forgo military service during what Bush has called a “struggle for civilization” exemplified by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    While our civilization is on the verge of destruction, good old Hank Hager is getting his MBA.

    That MBA is not going to come in handy when our entire civilization has collapsed!

  2. Dave Schuler says:

    Prediction: White House Rose Garden wedding (the first since Tricia Nixon’s in 1971 IIRC)

  3. Triumph says:

    Prediction: White House Rose Garden wedding (the first since Tricia Nixon’s in 1971 IIRC)

    If this doesn’t happen, maybe we can expect President Giuliani to get hitched in a White House wedding?

    The guy runs through broads every few years, so it is likely that during a two-term administration Giuliani will get divorced and re-married a couple of times!

  4. SavageView says:

    I wonder if she’s a chaste virgin.