No surprise here: Musician tells of how George W. Bush was a bully in prep school
You just never know how high school antics might come back to haunt you. Musician and songwriter Robin Batteau revealed in Mansfield, Mass. last Saturday that he went to prep school with George W. Bush, and that Bush was a bit of a bully, saying “he would rag on the little kids.” Apparently bullying some of the Andover underlings was an “ugly tradition” at the school back then, some 40+ years ago, and Batteau stopped Bush from bullying a freshman.
Robin Batteau performs recently in Mansfield, Mass. Photo by Stephen IdeThe entire story was a surprise to Batteau’s musical partners, David Buskin and Marshal Rosenberg, (Buskin quipped “you coulda took him out”) each of whom had never heard Batteau tell this particular story. Batteau later went on to describe how, with the assassination of President Kennedy and the arrival of the Beatles, the moment was formative in a young songwriter’s career.
It’s hard to know whether it was formative in Bush’s career.
Well, you can judge by listening to the stories yourself, which are in the first two videos posted here. http://bit.ly/fPl0sM
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