A spokesman for Laura Bush says daughter Jenna Bush skipped her graduation ceremony at the University of Texas because she "decided she didn't want to go. He says there's "no other reason," and adds it's fairly common for students at large universities to pass on the pomp and circumstance.
Less than half of the 8,000 graduates sought tickets. One graduate says Jenna "probably didn't want the attention and the secret Service and everything."
Jenna's twin sister Barbara will pick up a degree in humanities Monday from Yale.
After graduation, the sisters plan to travel with friends then help with their father's re-election campaign.