It’s a Wonderful (Political) Life

Some Holiday Cheer With Grandpa Bush

Prescott Bush, television
Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Prescott Bush Interview (The Book Archive / YouTube) and Muntz TV (Steve McVoy / Wikimedia - CC BY-SA 3.0)

On Christmas eve, many television networks run quaint, reassuring movies that help us momentarily escape the sense of panic that increasingly infuses our lives. We thought we’d do the same — but of course, with a WhoWhatWhy twist.

Given the direction politics has taken, and the harshness of the new president, we felt folks might want to bask a little in the good old days.

Here’s Senator Prescott Bush — Poppy’s Poppy, and W’s grandpoppy — his fangs covered in dull rhetoric, “questioned” by a satisfyingly subservient and neutered media.

It helps that Prescott was on the CBS board of directors. Go here to learn of even more intriguing entanglements.

Oh — and Merrrrry Christmas!


Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Prescott Bush Interview (The Book Archive / YouTube)

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