We are probably too quick to declare any family that has produced more than one elected officeholder to be a political dynasty: many other democratic countries India, the Philippines, Argentina are far more dynastic than the United States. In , the Kennedys were our leading political dynasty. Ted Kennedy was preparing to run for President, and many people thought it was inevitable that he would win. Senate, a body to which his father had belonged, had launched a quixotic-seeming Presidential campaign of his own.
Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House
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The interviews were transcribed, edited, condensed, and arranged chronologically. The authors sought interviews with the widest possible range of Bush-administration officials, from the president on down, some of whom either declined to participate or never responded to repeated requests. Some participants were interviewed only on specific topics narrowly related to their duties; others offered broader perspective. January 20, After a disputed election and bitter recount battle in Florida whose outcome is effectively decided by the Supreme Court, George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. In foreign affairs he promises an approach that will depart from the perceived adventurism of his predecessor, Bill Clinton, in places such as Kosovo and Somalia.
The Final Insult in the Bush-Cheney Marriage
In the final days of his presidency, George W. Bush sat behind his desk in the Oval Office, chewing gum and staring into the distance as two White House lawyers briefed him on the possible last-minute pardon of I. Lewis Libby. For the past two months Cheney had been pushing the president to grant Libby a full pardon before they left office.
George Walker Bush born July 6, is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from to A member of the Republican Party , Bush previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from to He was born into the Bush family ; his father, George H. Bush , was the 41st president of the United States from to After graduating from Yale College in and Harvard Business School in , he worked in the oil industry.