nd [July - August 1975]. Single sheet, 27 x 20 cm., slightly over a hundred words, addressed "Dear Roemer." Bush responded to Roemer McPhee frankly about his political future. Acknowledging he had been interested in the Vice- Presidency (under Ford), but didn't think it would happen, he says he still feels the same way. He goes on to say he's staying out of the political scene, trying to figure China out, thinks its the most interesting political assignment, and hopes the political climate will be more civil. He says he knows Roemer will keep his frank statements to himself. Signed "George," and with a hand-written note in the margin that it was "self-typed (obviously)." Ford would soon nominate him as head of the CIA, his time in China convinced him of the need for the U.S. to be strongly involved in shaping world politics. A candid letter showing insight into the character of the future Vice-President and President. Item #67993
From September 1974 until December 1975 George H.W. Bush served as Chief of the Liaison Office to The People's Republic of China. The position was similar to an Ambassador, which at that time we did not have in China. His correspondent Roemer McPhee had been Associate Special Counsel to President Eisenhower.