Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Bush Throws Ball, Daughters Sneak Into Footrace

As President Bush was staging his appearance at Great American Ballpark Monday to throw out the first ball in the Cincinnati Reds opener, Secret Service and Treasury agents flew into position from extended duty at Richmond, Va., where the president's twin daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush, 22, had secretly entered the Ukrop Monument Avenue 10K Run in support of the VCU Massey Cancer Center. The sisters remained out of sight as much as possible, shunning the media. Both ran side by side in the watchful eye of agents and completed the course in under 55:00. The president, meanwhile, was enroute to Cincinnatti and arrived less than 12 hours later to throw his patented perfect strike to catcher Jason LaRue.