Republican Convention: The Quiet Dynasty

If you really want to understand someone, George W. Bush says, you look at his family and where he was raised

George W. Bush wasn't officially notified that the White House was haunted until after his dad was elected President in 1988. He was sitting around the transition office with his aide Doug Wead, thinking about how much fun they had had during the campaign. "So what happens now?" Bush asked. Wead wondered if Bush would be interested in what becomes of Presidents' kids. Sure, said Bush, and Wead and his team went to work. They came back a few weeks later with a 44-page study that was so dark it might have been titled "The Curse," classified top secret and filed...

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