The Nation: Bush: Political Animal

George Herbert Walker Bush, 51, comes freighted with a slightly odd set of qualifications to take over the supposedly apolitical Central Intelligence Agency—most notably, a rather active political ambition. A tall, athletic and charming former Congressman, Bush is thought to have been Gerald Ford's runner-up choice to fill the vice presidency last year. His name is now being mentioned again as a possible Ford running mate next year.

The son of Prescott Bush, a former Republican Senator from Connecticut, George Bush received an impeccable Eastern education at Phillips Academy, Andover, and then at Yale, where he earned a Phi Beta Kappa key...

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