Republican Convention: George Bush: My Heritage Is Part of Who I Am

In conversation, Bush exudes both a folksy confidence and an eagerness to charm. In a recent 90-minute talk with managing editor Walter Isaacson, he discussed how his family affected his career

TIME: You once said that to understand people you have to look at their family.

BUSH: You look at his family and where he was raised.

TIME: So let's start with your grandfather Prescott Bush. He was a patrician Connecticut banker and Senator, part of the old-line Yankee Wasp establishment.

BUSH: He was big, a very dignified person. When we went to dinner at his house, we wore a tie. I never wore a tie, only to church, barely. My dad would talk about my grandfather's lesson--before you enter public service you go out and make some money and take...

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