George H.W. Bush's poolboy speaks

James Razsa, who grew up in Grey, Maine, and found himself pool boy to former president George Bush, recently spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle about the experience. His summation: "If every American had to pool-boy for these people for a day, you'd have a revolution on your hands."

While a leaf skimmer doesn't get great access to the powerful, the story does offer this glimps of the Bushes:
Razsa recalls one day when former first lady Barbara Bush was on her way over, and it looked like there wouldn't be time to bring the pool's temperature up to her desired 82 degrees in time. The family's caretaker was in a panic, he says.

"He kept shouting, 'Barbara will go crazy! Barbara will go crazy!'" Razsa recalls. "This is the same woman who after Hurricane Katrina said (of the Houston Astrodome refugees), 'You know, they're underprivileged anyway, so this -- this is working very well for them.'"

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