The Dynasticks

When I read that the Bush family doesn't like to be called a dynasty, I figured that the word must remind them of Dynasty, the '80s soap that was known for the sort of clothing the Bushes would consider unseemly and the sort of intensely personal discussions the Bushes, who pride themselves on being nonintrospective, would find embarrassing. From the impression we've been given about Bush family get-togethers at Kennebunkport, Me., the introduction of a Dynasty sort of problem at the dinner table--let's say the sabotage of a family oil rig, in which the suspect is a nephew who might be...

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