Former President George W. Bush Visits Nantucket on Tuesday
Jason Graziadei •
Former U.S. President George W. Bush quietly arrived on Nantucket Tuesday afternoon.
Bush landed at Nantucket Memorial Airport in a private Gulfstream IV, and was whisked away in a five-car motorcade that included Massachusetts State Police Troopers to a private residence on Eel Point Road. The former President is believed to be giving a leadership speech as part of an event for Goldman Sachs, the investment and financial services company, according to sources with knowledge of his visit.
The house where Bush's motorcade arrived on Eel Point Road rents for $95,000 per week. It is owned by Stan Rosenzweig, the executive chairman of the board for SVP Worldwide and a vice-chairman of Island Energy Services on Nantucket.
Bush's visit marks just the latest high profile politician to make an appearance on the island this year.
First Lady Jill Biden was on Nantucket for a fundraiser in mid-July for the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund. Biden's visit was closely followed by former South Carolina Governor and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who was on the island on July 28th.
A few weeks later, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was on the island in early August for a fundraiser.
Later that month, Florida Senator Rick Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, was joined on the island by Congressman Ted Budd, the Republican nominee for the Senate in North Carolina; Dr. Mehmet Oz, the party nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania; JD Vance, the GOP Senate candidate in Ohio; and Herschel Walker, the Republican running for Senate in Georgia, for a "Take Back the Senate Reception & Dinner."
President Joe Biden is expected back on Nantucket this November for another family gathering on Thanksgiving, a tradition the Bidens renewed last year.