Dad Says, I Don't Miss Politics

But that may be because he's got something better: a family legacy to watch over

Back in 1988, Jim Hightower, a razor-tongued Texas democrat, amused the nation by saying presidential candidate George Bush was a man "born on third base [who] thought he had hit a triple." Hightower was only a little bit right.

Bush was born intelligent, healthy, handsome, tastefully wealthy, with the best social and school connections and a lust for adventure, to a mother and father who taught him the virtue of public service. So he may have been born closer to home plate than even Hightower suggested.

But Bush always knew this. He rode his privilege joyously through these first...

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