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George W Bush - Presidential Jack-in-the-Box (Design Masters 2001)

Fun Presidential Facts – George Walker Bush

Here are some quick facts, opinions, quotes and other information on President George W Bush:

 

Personal Information on George W Bush:

  • Forty-third (2001-2009)

Interesting George W Bush facts:

  1. George W. Bush is one of seventeen men to be both a Governor of a state and the President of the United States. The others to hold both jobs are: Jefferson, Monroe, Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Andrew Johnson, Hayes, Cleveland, McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton. W. Bush is also one of only five Presidents who served as Governor to follow another President who served as Governor. Polk followed Tyler; McKinley followed Cleveland; Theodore Roosevelt followed McKinley (after McKinley’s assassination); Reagan followed Carter; and W. Bush followed Clinton.
  2. All but nine of the Presidents went to college. Harry Truman was the last of those nine who never attended college. Of the others, twenty-five went to law school and four became professional soldiers. George W. Bush is the only President to receive a MBA degree, though. He received it from Harvard Business School.
  3. Golf and football (when they were younger) are probably the two most popular sports Presidents have played in their lifetime. George W. Bush is one of those Presidents who enjoyed golf, but he is the only person who was President who also completed a marathon. W. Bush completed a Houston marathon in three hours and forty-four minutes. W. Bush is also one of four Presidents who was also a cheerleader for his Alma Mater. The other three cheerleaders are: Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.

My favorite George W Bush Quotes:

I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

We will not waiver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.

Our nation must come together to unite.
They misunderestimated me.
I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn't think I could read, much less write.
I've often thought that the process of aging could be slowed down if it had to go through Congress.

It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.

They want the federal government controlling social security like it’s some kind of federal program.

Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do.

George W Bush blogs (click the title to go to that page):

George W Bush page on Presidential Crossroads (click “George W Bush” below):

George W Bush

George W Bush Blogs:

Drinking Problem

Baseball Team Owner

Wild Youth

What similar traits do I have with Presidents Nixon through Obama

 

Personal thoughts on George W Bush:

Strengths:

Cowboy spirit, Friendly, Sense of humor, Drive to win

Weaknesses:

Economics, Rallying the opposition

Presidential Greatness Scale (1-poor to 5-great): NA

Comments:

George W. Bush is another one of those Presidents in which I believe it is too early to rank. The strange thing about “W” is that he had, at one point in his term, received the highest approval rating of any President (around 90% just following the aftermath of the 911 terrorist attacks) and the lowest approval rankings (near 25% as he was leaving office and a financial crisis gripped the nation) ever recorded. In present terms, the nation is growing very weary of the two “wars” that developed during his term: Afghanistan and Iraq, but who knows how future generations will view those “wars.” Many of us will never forget the day the Twin Towers fell in New York City because of the terrorist attacks. Nor will we forget George W. Bush, with one arm around an exhausted firefighter and the other with a megaphone, shouting that our revenge would soon be delivered. He did a very good job of holding, and calming, the nation together during that very trying time. But that was not all there was to George W. Bush’s terms. Two very close Presidential elections left many wondering if he really won either. Then the final blow came at the end of his terms when the economy basically collapsed and he had to turn over a financial mess to the next President, Barack Obama. How will history view “W”? I’m not really sure.

Decision Points by George W Bush

Decision Points by George W Bush

Favorite George W Bush book:

Decision Points by George W. Bush

Favorite George W Bush story:

How an almost spoiled President’s son was able to turn his life around and accomplish so many things. So many Presidential children have such trouble, destructive lives, it’s good to see one overcome those shadows and make something of themselves. Whether you like him or his policies or not, he did rise to the greatest job in our land.

Most memorable George W Bush memory:

Seeing “W” on the ground of the rubble of the Twin Towers in New York City, via TV. It was one of those brief moments in our history, or at least the history I’ve been around, when we all felt like Americans. For a brief moment, we stopped being at each other’s throats and we wrapped our arms around our neighbors because we knew their American spirit hurt as much as our American spirit did.

Favorite George W Bush possession (see picture at the top):

A George W. Bush Presidential Jack-in-the-Box

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