Mary Cheney Difficult For Secret Service Agents: Book

09/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last month, the New York Post reported that a new book depicted President George W. Bush's daughters as a nightmare for Secret Service agents. Now another excerpt from Ronald Kessler's "In the President's Secret Service" suggests Dick Cheney's children were almost as difficult.

According to the book, Mary Cheney dismissed an agent for not chauffeuring her friends and complained about the quality of the vehicle assigned to her. But Mary Cheney herself told Kessler, "These stories are simply not true, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for the men and women of the Secret Service.

Kessler wrote of the Bush twins: "Jenna would purposely try to lose her protection by going through red lights or by jumping in her car without telling agents where she was going. As a result, in a total waste of manpower, the Secret Service kept her car under surveillance so agents could follow her."

The Post has more details from the book on presidents from Kennedy up to Obama.

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