|Poppy Bush & The Bobster, Washington D.C., August 6, 1986.|
George Bush is "flyin' around" with the advantages of the vice presidency while Bob Dole is doing the yeoman's work of the 1986 campaign. It's George Herbert Walker's grandson versus a boy of the Dust Bowl. Bush was a knower (faces, names) and Dole was a doer (holding his bad arm up like that). We have not yet been shown the intervening events that filled out their characters, but here we're getting the base colors.
What did you think? What struck you? I'll share more thoughts in the comments.
One more thought: of the six men in this book, Cramer begins with the two whose lives were the most challenging to capture. Bush, at the time of the book's writing, was vice president and then president. And as Cramer describes, Dole's handwriting is scant and illegible, and I doubt he's spent much time at a keyboard, writing things down. There were a lot of layers to cut through to get these stories right.
Love the Dole Haiku p.68—also one on p.34.Hope of hopes that there will be more! …lotta people, typing…flyin' around. #wit2012 #DoleHaiku
— MC RMoney (@MCRmoney) June 21, 2012
Bush 41 brought jokes to his weekly lunches with Reagan. I love that. #wit2012
— Mary Beth Cleavelin (@MBizzleTAMUK) June 19, 2012
"Bob always had a plan.It was funny how that kind of will sprang up in a place where plans were so fragile." #WIT2012
— Peter LaMarca (@PeterLaMarca) June 23, 2012
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