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The Family Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

Kitty Kelley
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Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

Prescott Bush enjoys his position as a senator from Connecticut. He serves on a number of important committees and is known for his snobbish and impersonal demeanor. His wife, Dotty, also enjoys life in Washington. She write a column in a local newspaper describing her experiences in Washington. Dotty takes an active interest in politics and spends many days sitting in the audience of the Senate chamber during important votes. The two become very well known both politically and socially in Washington.

The defining moment of Prescott's term in office is his involvement with the McCarthy hearings against Communism. Prescott is personally disgusted by the accusations and lies that he sees around him. However, Prescott is worried that his conservative state will be angry if he votes to censure McCarthy. After a long wrestling match with his conscience, Prescott chooses to vote to censure McCarthy...

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