“I wanted to be my own boss.” George W. Bush, A Charge to Keep, New York: Harper Collins, 1999, 57.
“George spent a lot of time learning from other people.…” Helen Thorpe, “Go East, Young Man,” Texas Monthly June 1999.
“had become very serious …” Michael Kranish, “Hallmarks of Bush Style Were Seen at Harvard,” Boston Globe, December 28, 1999, A1.
“I wasn’t political then.” Kranish, Boston Globe.
“I am sure your Mr. Bush has all the amiable qualities you describe.” From Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush, New York: Vintage Books, 2000, xxi.
“to know that [business] was not what I wanted to do with my life.” Bush, A Charge to Keep, 57–60.
“Here you are at the West Point of capitalism.” Bush, A Charge to Keep, 60.
“George was the person who in three months …” Thorpe, Texas Monthly.
“I studied, and ran and rode my bike a lot.” Bush, A Charge to Keep, 61.
“He was the perfect Sky Decker.” John Solomon, “Bush, Harvard Business School and the Makings of a President,” New York Times, June 18, 2000, Sec. 3, 17.
“wrote a decent essay.” Kranish, Boston Globe.
“was not a star academic performer” and “was very good at getting along with people and getting things done.” Solomon, “Bush, Harvard Business School and the Makings of a President.”
“the motorcade was one car …” Edwin Chen and Doyle McManus, “Valued Bush Confidant to Leave White House,” Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2002, A1.