The former president’s pool boy

“I look at the biggest middle finger in the world all day,”

Pool boys are supposed to conduct torrid affairs with lonely pool owners. James Razsa has passionate feelings about his client, but not the kind likely to turn romantic.

Razsa cleans former President George H.W. Bush’s pool, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

An enduring American figure, the pool boy has long stood for one lowly half of the nation’s class gulf. When the pool owner happens to have been the most powerful man on the planet, and the pool boy happens to be one of the planet’s great despisers of power, the metaphor explodes into 1,000 points of light.

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