This Ancestry of George W. Bush is quite illuminating.

His parents were rich. His Grandparents were rich. His Great-Grandparents were rich. In fact, you have to go back 4 generations, to George W.’s Great-Great Grandparents, before you find some everyday folks — shopkeepers, farmers, a minister, a hotel keeper.

This is a very old issue, one that the media, voters and even the left have by now moved on from — but I find it useful to remind myself that our President is so far removed from the everyday lives of everyday people that you have to climb his family tree back to the 19th century before you find ordinary folks. He and his family are all about business — big business.

Posted on June 23rd, 2005 by Katxena