Bush’s father was a senator from Connecticut. And executive at steel company. Ann Richards said he was born with a silver foot in his mouth
Volunteer ww11 youngest pilot in navy
Shot down rescued at sea
Captain and first baseman of yale baseball team
Moved to Texas to work in oil. Father helped
Second child died of leukemia
Zapata oil became very successful. Bush and partner became rich quickly
Partner liekte eventually controlled pennzoil
Ran for Senate lost ran Congress won ran again for Senate against Benton lost again. Appointed ambassador to un by Nixon
Nixon made him head of rnc
“Little wiener nations”
Told Nixon to his face that he should resign, during a cabinet meeting
Ford let him go to China as diplomat
Ford appointed him to head CIA
Ran nasty campaign against Dukakis. Horton. Stupid capital punishment question. “No new taxes”
Was big into friendship. Loyal.
Soviet union feel during his administration
Backed failed coup in Panama.
Cheney was his secretary of defense
Invaded Panama after they declared war on u.s.
Unemployment at 6.1 % then 7%