Is the US ready for a third president called Bush?
Out of America: ‘Dubya’ may have had his last spotlight moment. Now, it could be his younger brother’s turn
In the firmament of the Bushes, it was meant to be George W’s week, what with the dedication of his presidential library and an attendant spate of TV interviews, not to mention the rare gathering of all five living US presidents and ex-presidents to celebrate the occasion. In an odd way, though, last week belonged to Jeb.
The term “library” is a bit of a misnomer. These peculiarly American institutions, covering every presidency since Herbert Hoover’s, are indeed repositories of official papers, and managed by the federal government at taxpayers’ expense. But their construction is privately financed, and for the average visitor they are primarily museums, designed – not surprisingly – to present the men who raised the money for them in the best possible light.
Read More >>>
Barbara Bush was right, enough is enough!