Chapter 2, page 21: "It was during the spring of my senior year that my political talents first blossomed. I helped organize a stickball league and named myself the high commissioner. 'Tweeds Bush' was my self-appointed nickname, a play on Boss Tweed, the infamous political boss of New York City's Tammany Hall. In the spirit of Tammany Hall, I named my cousin Kevin as assistant stickball commissioner; we had a league umpire, a league scribe, even a league psychiatrist. We organized a full stickball tournament. Each dorm had a team, with creative names. Spirits ran high. The final game drew a huge crowd of admiring fans from the school. For me, stickball was a way of spreading joy, sharing humor, and lightening up what was otherwise a serious and studious environment."

That ol' Tweeds Bush. Always spreading something somewhere.

This is yet another anecdote that I imagine functions like a Rorschach test of Bush affinity. If you like George W. Bush, you probably find that a neat little anecdote about his super likeable fun side. If you don't like George W. Bush, you are probably covered in barf and rage.

[From George Bush's A Charge to Keep, gifted to me by Deeky, because he hates me. In the US, all people who plan to run for president write a shitty book. (Some are less shitty than others, by which I mean the Democrats' books.) A Charge to Keep was George W. Bush's shitty I-wanna-be-president book, published in 1999. I am blogging one random quote per page every day until I have either made my way through the book or lost it behind a couch.]

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