Not another Clinton – Bush election? Please!

Get ready, we may indeed see another Clinton – Bush election.  This time, Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and former Secretary of State pitted against Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.  It’s like being Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day.  Ever get the feeling you’ve been here before? Both candidates have something to prove.  ClintonContinue reading “Not another Clinton – Bush election? Please!”

Barbara Bush wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.

Barbara Bush, not the former First Lady, but the daughter of former president, George W. Bush, has said that Hillary Clinton is “unbelievably accomplished” and hopes she will run for president in 2016.  It’s about as close to an endorsement as a Bush could give a Clinton and surely qualifies as news.  Former First LadyContinue reading “Barbara Bush wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.”

The Legacy of George W. Bush

Today, the George W. Bush library will be dedicated and a long list of luminaries will laud the life and legacy of our 43rd president.  I first met the future president in 1986, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  I was an independent businessman at the time, and simultaneously, working for his father as an adviser.  As the hostContinue reading “The Legacy of George W. Bush”

George H.W. Bush: Tweets before Twitter, his personal notes

. The Forty First president, George H. W. Bush, has reissued his book All the Best.  And with the new publication come another trove of personal notes and observations.  These were tweets before twitter.  Here is my take. . What do you think of the notes and personal letters of GHWB? I think the presidents’ notes and lettersContinue reading “George H.W. Bush: Tweets before Twitter, his personal notes”

Almost Presidents: Sons of presidents who almost won the White House themselves

Eight men who might have been president. Everybody knows that there were two sons of presidents who became president themselves.  John Quincy Adams, son of our second president, John Adams, was elected the sixth president of the United States.  And George W. Bush, who was the son of  George Herbert Walker Bush, was elected the 43rd president.  ButContinue reading “Almost Presidents: Sons of presidents who almost won the White House themselves”

Family Feud: The Obama girls versus the Romney boys

Family Feud: The Obama girls versus the Romney boys I once asked George W. Bush which is worse, to run for president or to have your father run for president?  He didn’t hesitate.  “It’s a lot harder having your dad run for president.”  It makes sense.  When people say things about your mother or fatherContinue reading “Family Feud: The Obama girls versus the Romney boys”

Obama owes Caroline Kennedy Big Time

Forget the $16 trillion national debt. Forget what we owe China. The greatest unpaid debt of Barack Obama, one of the greatest unpaid political debts of all time, is what the president owes Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, the daughter to John F. Kennedy. Every day that passes with this debt unpaid, is an uncomfortable day forContinue reading “Obama owes Caroline Kennedy Big Time”

America’s Royal Weddings

As we all anticipate the coming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton it might be fun to take a look at our own “royal weddings.” Of course, there is no such thing as American royalty and when some make such pretensions, we quickly find a way to cut them down to size. Curiously,Continue reading “America’s Royal Weddings”

Obama and his girls

The planned release of President Obama’s new book, Of Thee I Sing, a Letter to my Daughters, represents a seismic change in the conventional presidential parenting philosophy.    Recent White House families, including political dynasties such as the Bushes, the Clinton’s and the Kennedy’s have all held to the idea that the less the First ChildrenContinue reading “Obama and his girls”

Why We Love Chelsea Clinton?

The Chelsea Clinton wedding to Marc Mezvinsky this Saturday is heading toward the history books with a full head of steam.  Driven by America’s bi-partisan respect for this dignified, private presidential child, who has endured so much, and taking place only hours from the media capital of the world, this wedding will surely rank asContinue reading “Why We Love Chelsea Clinton?”