There's one area where it's not "like father, like son" for the Bushes. President Bush has hand-written so few letters that an autograph dealer tells us he has upped his reward for one to $5,000. "I'll buy everything," says Momentsintime.com curator Gary Zimet. While the former President George H. W. Bush is a prolific letter writer, his son chooses the computer and autograph machine.
And maybe as a result of all his handwritten letters in circulation, "his dad is of virtually no interest to collectors," says Zimet. Insiders suggest $5,000 may be a steal because there is something the president pens himself: letters to the families of troops killed in war. "He actually writes a great deal, unfortunately," says one insider.
By Paul Bedard