Jenna and Laura Bush in New York last year. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Jenna Bush Hager explaining why her mother was seen busying herself washing dishes during the nailbiting 2000 recount. The political scion-turned-“Today” correspondent helped Matt Lauer fill the early news-less hours of Tuesday by sharing recollections of Bush family Election Days past: She cried at age 10 when “Gampy” lost to Clinton; was bummed when her dad messed up her freshman year of college by running in 2000; but was relieved when he won reelection in 2004. See video. . . .

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