Monday, February 23

Another Acquaintance From Bush's Military Days Steps Forward

Fom the latest New Yorker:

Her name is Mavanee Bear; at the time, she went by Nee Hudson.

“I dated George Bush, Jr., all summer long,” she wrote to a friend in the spring of 1974, after Bush had gone up North to attend Harvard Business School. “He swears he will never again take an active part in politics—Ho Ho—Tell me if you believe that please?”

Reached by phone last week at her law office, in Birmingham, Bear groaned at the memory, then good-naturedly tried to fill in the picture of Bush’s life during and after that controversial year.