Jenna Bush, phone
home. The first daughter appeared nervous when Ellen
DeGeneres asked her to call her parents during a taping of
DeGeneres's talk show Tuesday. The show aired
to kill me,'' the 26-year-old told DeGeneres. ''I'm going
to be in so much trouble.''
going to be thrilled,'' DeGeneres said. ''Why wouldn't they
want to say 'hi' to everybody and say 'Merry Christmas'?''
''They may have
wanted some warning,'' responded Bush, who was on The
Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new book,
Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope.
All was well,
though, when she reached her parents on speakerphone.
sitting here with daddy,'' Laura Bush told her daughter, to
which DeGeneres chimed in, ''Oh, hey! It's Ellen. I wanted
to say hi to daddy.''
So the president
got on the line: ''How's my little girl doing?''
great. She's scared she's going to get in trouble because I
just said, 'Is it easy to just pick up the phone and call
your dad anytime?''' DeGeneres said. ''And now she's
scared she's not going to get any Christmas
Bush said he
''I do want to
say Merry Christmas to your audience, and I want to tell
my little girl I love her,'' the president said.
''I love you too,
Dad,'' Jenna responded. (AP)