The Presidency: The Grandfather in Chief

The Grandfather in Chief

The renaissance of grandfathering may be at hand, if George Bush has his way. With a quiet vengeance, he has spent his year of White House afterlife avoiding the lofty traditions of ex-Presidents. "Deimperializing" the presidential retirement, as he puts it. In his preferred role, Bush would be delighted to lead America's 19 million grandfathers back to the playgrounds, classrooms and fishing holes to dispense concern and love for kids.

"I really meant it when I said I want to get active with the grandchildren," he declared recently. "The big things in the world are better now. But I firmly believe...

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