Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager talked about her family, her life, and her love for the Salvation Army at a luncheon today marking 125 years of the Salvation Army in San Antonio, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Jenna praised the Salvation Army’s work during Superstorm Sandy, when the New York City resident and NBC today show correspondent says she was able to help the Army provide emergency assistance to people who had lost their homes.
She also talked about being a new mom, raising a one year old, and, although she said she didn’t’ want to talk politics, Jenna couldn’t help but boost the chances of her uncle Jeb Bush, who is considering a Presidential bid in 2016.
“Would he make a great candidate, yes,” she said. “Speaking about education, he’s been very active in education reform, in the charter school movement, and that’s where I have always taught, in the charter schools, so they mean a great deal to me.”
But will Jeb run for President?
“I have no idea,” she said. “If the family doesn’t know, I’m sure she doesn’t know, but I have no doubt he would make a great candidate.”
She says her grandfather George H.W. Bush, is doing well as he approaches his ninetieth birthday this summer, and joked that she ‘doesn’t think’ a parachute jump is in the cards, but you never know. Mr. Bush marked his 75th and 80th birthday doing parachute jumps.
As for her father, former President George W. Bush, Jenna praised his newfound painting talent.
“My dad is talented in many things, but painting is something he had never been interested in,” she said.