Dynasties tend not to go too gently into that good night, and the Bush dynasty is not proving to be the exception to the rule. Poor Jeb is the victim of a fate too cruel to describe. Twenty-five years ago no one in their right mind would have predicted George Dubya amounting to a hill of rancid Boston beans. But in 1994 when George won the governorship of Texas at the same moment Jeb failed to unseat Governor Chiles in Florida, the stage of this tragi-comic opera was firmly set. Junior became the presumptive GOP nominee for the 2000 campaign while Jeb was left behind to eternally ponder history's what-might-have-beens.