It's supposed to be in Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers: the Story Of Success" but I don't have this book and I'm too lazy to go to the library:
"[Jeb] Bush claims that his success is only the result of "his own pluck and work ethic" and that he was actually at a "disadvantage" having a grandfather who was a senator and a father who was president!"
"it was fun reading about Jeb Bush insisting that he is a self-made man, that he got ahead by his own individual pluck and determination. this from a man born to a United States president, brother to another, and grandson to a senator and wealthy Wall Street banker. Gladwell points out that this is "thinking that cannot be described as anything other than delusional." "
Well you keep saying Jeb Bush was vorn to a president,
Jeb Bush was 35 years old before daddy became President.
Jeb Bush sold real estate in florida,
I don't really see how daddy or grand daddy helped him sell real estate.
I don't see how daddy or grand daddy helped him get elected Governor, or reelected governor.
Jeb Bush was one of the kost popular governors Florida ever had.
Regarding the Kennedy remark, I don't think anyone thought he was;
But he was the first Catholic president, and before African-Americans were given the vote, many states didn't allow Catholics couldn't vote either.
I doubt jeb said that since all of the bush boys rode along on their daddy's apron strings.
Yes his own "pluck and work ethic" not his trust fund right?
Technically, we are all self-made. Jeb could have easily made himself into a liberal bum.
You can probably find it the same place where a Kennedy was a "self-made" man.
Ok, so whats your point?