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A biography of the forty-third president of the USA, concentrating on his formative years and younger maturity.
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George W. wasn’t convinced 1990 was bad timing for him, and to get a feel for the situation, to get facts on which to base his decision, and to make his name known, he took a swing around the state. He spoke at Lincoln Day festivities and worked for the Republican Party. THE TEXAS RANGERS Meanwhile, he was making phone calls about the Texas Rangers. Through his uncle, he had eastern connections just as he’d had in his oil business, but the baseball commissioner wanted more of the purchase price from Texas investors.
George W. became the loyalty enforcer for the campaign. His father appreciated the devotion and wrote in his diary: I think [George] coming up here will be very helpful and I think he will be a good insight to me. He is very levelheaded, and so is Jebby. ” But, you know where their loyalty is and they both have excellent judgment and they are both spending a bunch of time on this project. Although he had no official title, George W. had access to the candidate whenever he wanted it. He decided which reporters could have private interviews with his father, appeared at Republican Party fund-raisers, and courted the Christian right, the fundamentalist groups that controlled a large block of voters.
FINDING STRUCTURE FOR HIS LIFE His acceptance to Harvard was for the fall of 1973, nine months away. To fill the gap, he took yet another job that his father recommended. While still flying for the Guard, George W. began working for the Professional United Leadership League (PULL), an organization that linked famous athletes and celebrities with Houston’s inner-city kids. George W. worked on fund-raising, public relations, and mentoring the children. ’ He never talked about his father. He was so down to earth.