The Presidency: A Sense of Assurance

"A Sense of Assurance"

George Bush is sitting in the sun outside his office, face turned to gather the rays. Sheltering holly bushes rustle in the light breeze; birds sound and flit; big power lurks behind the tulips. "I feel very comfortable in the presidency," he says, hands behind his head, which is tilted back, eyes closed. "We're not geared up to have anything accomplished in 90 days or 100 days or any other period of time. But . . . things have happened in the first three months."

He ticks them off: the savings and loan agreement, the Third World debt plan, "the contra...

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