George W Bush – the resume

GEORGE W. BUSH
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20520

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Law Enforcement:
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol.
I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver’s license suspended for 30 days.
My Texas driving record has been “lost” and is not available.

Military:
I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL.
I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use.
By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.

College:
I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:
I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.

I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn’t find any oil in Texas. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.

I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.

With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS:
I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union.
During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.

I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.

I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.

With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father’s appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President of the United States, after losing by over 500,000 votes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:

I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.

I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S.Treasury.

I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.

I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.

I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.

I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market.

In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues.

I’m proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My “poorest millionaire,” Condoleezza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.

I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a U.S. President.

I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.

My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. history, Enron.

My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.

I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history. I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.

I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.

I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

I appointed more convicted criminals to my administration than any President in U.S. history.

I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States Government.

I’ve broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.

I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.

I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.

I refused to allow inspectors access to U.S. “prisoners of war” detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.

I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US election).

I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.

I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.

I garnered the most sympathy ever for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.

I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.

I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, pre-emptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. Citizens and the world community.

I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families in wartime.

In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.

I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.

I am supporting development of a nuclear “Tactical Bunker Buster,” a WMD.

I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.

RECORDS AND REFERENCES:

All records of my tenure as Governor of Texas are now in my father’s library, sealed and unavailable for public view.

All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

I specified that my sealed documents will not be available for 50 years.

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27 Responses

  1. Great post. He’ll be remembered as one of the worst US Presidents in history. Things can only get better now that he’s gone.

  2. Sounds ideal for a job on the Liberal Party front bench.

  3. And tomorrow is a bran’new’day. I intend to enjoy the moment.

  4. “I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.”

    So by that logic the PM of Australia can add that to his resume as he is at the helm whilst private bankruptcies are skyrocketing?

  5. Well, at least the Dali Lama loves him:

    The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile left the audience stunned when he said “I love President George W Bush.” He went on to add how he and the US President instantly struck a chord in their first meeting unlike politicians who take a while to develop close ties.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/nonviolence-cannot-tackle-terrorism-dalai-l…/411980/

  6. Yes Tony. His Holiness then proceeded to hand traditional Tibetan gifts to his yank guests.
    A bowl of fruit for Dumbya, a bowl of nuts for Ms Dumbya.

    How very appropriate.

  7. His Holiness of course is always polite.

    A ps for Tony of South Yarra, I grew up in Hawthorn.

  8. I had very little respect for the overpowered office of POTUS prior to the Village Idiot’s sojourn & obviously he shat upon what little respect I had from a great height. I find it difficult to find redeeming features inthe born again buffoon with the eloquence of a plasmodial slime mould.
    His deeds are befitting of a grisly demise, fingers crossed.

    The only thing that still surprises me is the small band of rusted ons that still reckon the sun shines out of his clacker & he is bwave, smart & righteous.

  9. GW Bush is a morally bankrupt, petty, sadistic, apathetic, delusional dunderhead whose demonstration of ‘madness’ as President paralleled that of the most vicious contemporary radio jocks, ego-centric talk show hosts & hate-driven, attention-seeking, leggy blondes pretending to be authors.

    His ‘madness’, lack of integrity and moral vacuousness were sold to many a gullible voter, by an equally morally bankrupt corporate media, as the characteristics of “a good ol’ boy who stood by his principles”.

    The same media suck butts played a significant role in assisting the “dumbing down” & “silencing” of the bulk of the so-called “Democratic” masses during the continuous execution of WAR CRIMES by the United States and its allies.

    Due to the efforts of a few diligent individuals the Bushevik propaganda machine was eventually effectively countered and undermined…the people began to AWAKEN…recognise that the “madness of President GW Bush & his cronies” had infected their lifestyles and pocket books and even entered their sleeping moments…

    their GUILT CHIPS sparked into action, the “dunderheads” poll numbers went into a nosedive, and but for a few wily Zionist & Gulf State actors who played puppet masters across the political & communication sectors , and a cabal of corporate criminals, the rule of “George the Mad” would have come to an abrupt & justifiable end in 2007.

    Unfortunately, the “fail-safes” in the American democracy FAILED…and “the madness” continued unabated…mutating, eventuating in a global economic wasteland…

    and enabling the insanity that exists in the state of Israel & other Levant-based states to reach out and MURDER CHILDREN and HOPE again…on the eve of the inauguration of the HOPE SELLER…in the last days of “the madness of President GW Bush”.

    http://www.counterpunch.com/avnery01192009.html

    (Livni’s Smile – The Boss Has Gone Mad
    By URI AVNERY, Counterpunch, January 19, 2009)

    Apt piece joni and others.

    NO LONGER EYES WIDE SHUT

    N’

  10. Interesting comparisons:

    Both Bush and Hitler believe that they were chosen by God to lead their nations. With Hitler boldly proclaiming, before launching his doctrine of preventive war against all of Europe, that “I would like to thank Providence and the Almighty for choosing me of all people to be allowed to wage this battle for Germany.” “I follow the path assigned to me by Providence with the instinctive sureness of a sleepwalker,” Hitler said. Hitler stated in February 1940, “But there is something else I believe, and that is that there is a God. . . . And this God again has blessed our efforts during the past 13 years.”

    After the Iraqi invasion, Bush announced, “God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did . . . .” Neither the similarity between Hitler and Bush’s religious rhetoric nor the fact that the current President’s GRANDFATHER WAS CALLED HITLER’S ANGEL by the New York Tribune for his financing of the Fuher’s rise to power is lost on Europeans.
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6838.htm
    There’s a heap more. Nightshift hasn’t started yet. Gotta go back and slave some more.

  11. Given the low frequency of grammatical and semantic gaffes, Dubya obviously didn’t put this resume together himself – not even a spellchucker could tidy up his work!

  12. “There’s a heap more. Nightshift hasn’t started yet. Gotta go back and slave some more.
    Angel, on January 20th, 2009 at 6:12 pm Said:”

    hay Angel, you left out John Howard. By the way, do you know that, Adolf Hitler is a liar.

    I know that you like to quote Adolf Hitler but i think that Hitler was a liar. Using quotes by this man I find disgusting.

    You should read this

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_Hitlerum

    for example “The fallacy most often assumes the form of “Hitler (or the Nazis) supported X, therefore X must be evil/undesirable/bad,”[2] as in “Hitler supported the anti-smoking movement, thereby showing that such campaigns are wrong”.

    But that is just me. Furthermore I think you are a disgusting human being

  13. What a breathtaking list of failures. We could also add the Scooter Libby farce and this:

    http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/35475

  14. But that is just me. Furthermore I think you are a disgusting human being.

    I really don’t think that was necessary Neil. There has been no indication to me in any of Angel’s posts that indicate what you claim.

    Somebody offers a comment that you disagree with and you respond with your acid tongue.

  15. Maybe with Neil it’s a case of projection

  16. Neil, ad hominem.. Very crass of you.

    You remind me very much of another.. Sure you aren’t posting under a pseudonym per se’ ?

    I was equating Hitler with Bush. Both attrocious liars. If you can’t see that point, maybe you should return to Year 9 History, if you’re not already enrolled??

  17. you left out John Howard. By the way, do you know that, Adolf Hitler is a liar.

    What are you implying about ‘honest’ John in your rush to acquire a new pair of shoes, Neil?

    i think that [x] was a liar. Using quotes by this man I find disgusting.

    I think we can all agree that lying is the commonstay behaviour of reprobate demagogues; especially those who actively champion the use of Leo Strauss’ noble lie doctrine to win a crystal bowl, or start wars of aggression eplicitly referred to as a Crusade, or are planning a campaign of aspirational ‘nationalism’ to see ‘Australia rising’ as part of a ‘New World Order’ in a ‘New American Century’ of ‘Pax Americana’.

    But that is just me. Furthermore I think you are a disgusting human being

    Yes, yes, Neil. We all remember Hitler’s views about ‘disgusting human beings’. And what a coincidence, it was Leo Strauss who coined the term ‘reductio ad hitlerum’ back in 1953, per your wiki.

  18. “You remind me very much of another.. Sure you aren’t posting under a pseudonym per se’ ?
    Angel, on January 20th, 2009 at 8:46 pm Said:”

    Who could you be refering to??? I have always been Neil of Sydney.

    “I was equating Hitler with Bush”

    I do not agree with the equation. But I guess you are entitled to your opinion.

  19. As Gough Whitlam said last year, we’ll now have an Australian PM who speaks Mandarin and a US President who speaks English. I wonder what George W. put in his Presidential Library. Certainly not books.

  20. Unimpeachable, A Bush tribute.
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=B94ZZqFjEKo.

    We are the ruling race of the world. . . . We will not renounce our part in the mission of our race, trustee, under God, of the civilization of the world. . . . He has marked us as his chosen people. . . . He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savage and senile peoples.

  21. Angel

    Great Clip… I am gonna put that up now on the blogocrats.

  22. Joni agree, brilliant

    smoke pot not iraq…. Angel you always have ammo in this subject. Had a saddness to it while it tried to humour you. thanks for sharing that.

  23. “As Gough Whitlam said last year, we’ll now have an Australian PM who speaks Mandarin and a US President who speaks English
    Kevin Rennie, on January 20th, 2009 at 9:38 pm Said:”

    Hi Kevin

    I have been told that former PM’s were not allowed to say anything. According to the leftoids on this blog former PM’s should keep their opinions to themselves.

    John Howard allegedly said he would keep a low profile. For someone who had 12-15 hour days for 11 years I think he is keeping a low profile.

    I recently saw Paul Keating debating Malcolm Turnbull in a televised debate. but as soon as Howard says something all you leftoids say he should keep quite.

    Not only that Reb and joni run a blog on it. i have never seen a blog on Whitlam, Hawke or Keating but they have said lots of things

  24. The George Bush Presidential Center

    The George W. Bush Presidential Center is advancing the ideals of freedom, opportunity, responsibility and compassion through study of the Bush presidency and ongoing research, discussion and scholarship. The Bush Presidential Center uniquely integrates the records of a Presidential Library and Museum, the intellectual capital of a policy institute and the resources of an independent foundation.

    The Bush Presidential Center will be set on the campus of a rising national university, in a major metropolitan city in the heartland of the country. It will be the focal point of George and Laura Bush’s continuing commitment to the ideals that are the touchstone of their public service.

    The Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest:: We asked readers to sketch their own visions for the George W. Bush Library

  25. Aqua, yes i have ammo, always. If you were me, you’d have it too. A part of my life I can’t deny.

    Kevin, what wil GW put in his library, hmmm. Legion says it’s an independant foundation, so manufactured lies, especially printed by Blackwater?

  26. “You remind me very much of another.. Sure you aren’t posting under a pseudonym per se’ ?”

    No, Neil is Neil. He’s been around for a while, both here & elsewhere, & is true to his (very distinctive) blogerisms each time he appears here.
    He is like a faithful crotchsniffing Cerberus who reflexively spits anti’left powerpoint topics & generalisations any time that his beloved ideologue Howard is in the crosshairs.

    I find him hilarious & like to think of him as a pitiful RWDB eunoch.

  27. Thankyou Harpers.org

    Number of news stories from 1998 to Election Day 2000 containing “George W. Bush” and “aura of inevitability”: 206

    Amount for which Bush successfully sued Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1999: $2,500

    Year in which a political candidate first sued Palm Beach County over problems with hanging chads: 1984

    Total amount the Bush campaign paid Enron and Halliburton for use of corporate jets during the 2000 recount: $15,400

    Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

    Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

    Years before becoming energy secretary that Spencer Abraham cosponsored a bill to abolish the Department of Energy: 2

    Number of Chevron oil tankers named after Condoleezza Rice, at the time she became foreign policy adviser: 1

    Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

    Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

    Months before September 11, 2001, that Cheney’s Energy Task Force investigated Iraq’s oil resources: 6

    Hours after the 9/11 attacks that an Alaska congressman speculated they may have been committed by “eco-terrorists”: 9

    Date on which the first contract for a book about September 11 was signed: 9/13/01

    Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

    Number of them ever charged with a terrorism-related crime: 0

    Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

    Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

    Minimum number of calls the FBI received in fall 2001 from Utah residents claiming to have seen Osama bin Laden: 20

    Number of box cutters taken from U.S. airline passengers since January 2002: 105,075

    Percentage of Americans in 2006 who believed that U.S. Muslims should have to carry special I.D.: 39

    Chances an American in 2002 believed the government should regulate comedy routines that make light of terrorism: 2 in 5

    Rank of Mom, Dad, and Rudolph Giuliani among those whom 2002 college graduates said they most wished to emulate: 1, 2, 3

    Number of members of the rock band Anthrax who said they hoarded Cipro so as to avoid an “ironic death”: 1

    Estimated total calories members of Congress burned giving Bush’s 2002 State of the Union standing ovations: 22,000

    Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

    Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

    Estimated number of U.S. intelligence reports on Iraq that were based on information from a single defector: 100

    Number of times the defector had ever been interviewed by U.S. intelligence agents: 0

    Date on which Bush said of Osama bin Laden, “I truly am not that concerned about him”: 3/13/02

    Days after the U.S. invaded Iraq that Sony trademarked “Shock & Awe” for video games: 1

    Days later that the company gave up the trademark, citing “regrettable bad judgment”: 25

    Number of books by Henry Kissinger found in Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz’s mansion: 2

    Number by then–New York Times reporter Judith Miller: 1

    Factor by which an Iraqi in 2006 was more likely to die than in the last year of the Saddam regime: 3.6

    Factor by which the cause of death was more likely to be violence: 120

    Chance that an Iraqi has fled his or her home since the beginning of the war: 1 in 6

    Portion of Baghdad residents in 2007 who had a family member or friend wounded or killed since 2003: 3/4

    Percentage of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have filed for disability with the VA: 35

    Chance that an Iraq war veteran who has served two or more tours now has post-traumatic stress disorder: 1 in 4

    Number of all U.S. war veterans who have been denied Veterans Administration health care since 2003: 452,677

    Number of eligibility restrictions for admission into the Army that have been loosened since 2003: 9

    Percentage change from 2004 to 2007 in the number of Army recruits admitted despite having been charged with a felony: +295

    Date on which the White House announced it had stopped looking for WMDs in Iraq: 1/12/05

    Years since his acquittal that O. J. Simpson has said he is still looking for his wife’s “real killers”: 13

    Minimum number of close-up photographs of Bush’s hands owned by his current chief of staff, Josh Bolten: 4

    Number of vehicles in the motorcade that transports Bush to his regular bike ride in Maryland: 6

    Estimated total miles he has ridden his bike as president: 5,400

    Portion of his presidency he has spent at or en route to vacation spots: 1/3

    Minimum number of times that Frederick Douglass was beaten in what is now Donald Rumsfeld’s vacation home: 25

    Estimated number of juveniles whom the United States has detained as enemy combatants since 2002: 2,500

    Minimum number of detainees who were tortured to death in U.S. custody: 8

    Minimum number of extraordinary renditions that the United States has made since 2006: 200

    Date on which USA Today added Guantánamo to its weather map: 1/3/05

    Number of incidents of torture on prime-time network TV shows from 2002 to 2007: 897

    Number on shows during the previous seven years: 110

    Percentage change since 2000 in U.S. emigration to Canada: +79

    Number of the thirty-eight Iraq war veterans who have run for Congress who were Democrats: 21

    Percentage of Republicans in 2005 who said they would vote for Bush over George Washington: 62

    Seconds it took a Maryland consultant in 2004 to pick a Diebold voting machine’s lock and remove its memory card: 10

    Number of states John Kerry would have won in 2004 if votes by poor Americans were the only ones counted: 40

    Number if votes by rich Americans were the only ones counted: 4

    Portion of all U.S. income gains during the Bush Administration that have gone to the top 1 percent of earners: 3/4

    Increase since 2000 in the number of Americans living at less than half the federal poverty level: 3,500,000

    Percentage change since 2001 in the average amount U.S. workers spend on out-of-pocket medical expenses: +172

    Estimated percentage by which Social Security benefits would have declined if Bush’s privatization plan had passed: –15

    Percentage change since 2002 in the number of U.S. teens using illegal drugs: –9

    Percentage change in the number of adults in their fifties doing so: +121

    Number of times FDA officials met with consumer and patient groups as they revised drug-review policy in 2006: 5

    Number of times they met with industry representatives: 113

    Amount the Justice Department spent in 2001 installing curtains to cover two seminude statues of Justice: $8,650

    Number of Republican officials who have been investigated by the Justice Department since 2001: 196

    Number of Democratic officials who have been: 890

    Number of White House officials in 2006 and 2007 authorized to discuss pending criminal cases with the DOJ: 711

    Number of Clinton officials ever authorized to do so: 4

    Years since a White House official as senior as I. Lewis Libby had been indicted while in office: 130

    Number of U.S. cities and towns that have passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Bush: 92

    Percentage change since 2001 in U.S. government spending on paper shredding: +466

    Percentage of EPA scientists who say they have experienced political interference with their work since 2002: 60

    Change since 2001 in the percentage of Americans who believe humans are causing climate change: –4

    Number of total additions made to the U.S. endangered-species list under Bush: 61

    Average number made yearly under Clinton: 65

    Minimum number of pheasant hunts Dick Cheney has gone on since he shot a hunting companion in 2006: 5

    Days after Hurricane Katrina hit that Cheney’s office ordered an electric company to restore power to two oil pipelines: 1

    Days after the hurricane that the White House authorized sending federal troops into New Orleans: 4

    Portion of the $3.3 billion in federal Hurricane Katrina relief spent by Mississippi that has benefited poor residents: 1/4

    Percentage change in the number of Louisiana and Mississippi newborns named Katrina in the year after the storm: +153

    Rank of Nevaeh, “heaven” spelled backward, among the fastest growing names given to American newborns since 2000: 1

    Months, beginning in 2001, that the federal government’s online condom fact sheet disappeared from its website : 17

    Minimum amount that religious groups received in congressional earmarks from 2003 to 2006: $209,000,000

    Amount such groups received during the previous fourteen years: $107,000,000

    Percentage change from 2003 to 2007 in the amount of money invested in U.S. faith-based mutual funds: +88

    Average annualized percentage return during that time in the Christian and Muslim funds, respectively: +11, +15

    Number of feet the Ground Zero pit has been built up since the site was fully cleared in 2002: 30

    Number of 980-foot-plus “Super Tall” towers built in the Arab world in the seven years since 9/11: 4

    Year by which the third and final phase of the 2003 “road map” to a Palestinian state was to have been reached: 2005

    Estimated number of the twenty-five provisions of the first phase that have yet to be completed: 12

    Number of times in 2007 that U.S. media called General David Petraeus “King David”: 14

    Percentage change during the first ten months of the Iraq war “surge” in the number of Iraqis detained in U.S.-run prisons: +63

    Percentage change in the number of Iraqis aged nine to seventeen detained: +285

    Ratio of the entire U.S. federal budget in 1957, adjusted for inflation, to the amount spent so far on the Iraq war: 1:1

    Estimated amount Bush-era policies will cost the U.S. in new debt and accrued obligations: $10,350,000,000,000 (see page 31)

    Percentage change in U.S. discretionary spending during Bush’s presidency: +31

    Percentage change during Reagan’s and Clinton’s, respectively: +16, +0.3

    Ratio in 1999 of the number of U.S. federal employees to the number of private employees on government contracts: 15:6

    Ratio in 2006: 14:15

    Total value of U.S. government contracts in 2000 that were awarded without competitive bidding: $73,000,000,000

    Total in 2007: $146,000,000,000

    Number of the five directors of the No Child Left Behind reading program with financial ties to a curriculum they developed: 4

    Amount by which the federal government has underfunded its estimated cost to implement NCLB: $71,000,000,000

    Minimum number of copies sold, since it was released in 2006, of Flipping Houses for Dummies: 45,000

    Chance that the buyer of a U.S. home in 2006 now has “negative equity,” i.e., the debt on the home exceeds its value: 1 in 5

    Estimated value of Henry Paulson’s Goldman Sachs stock when he became Treasury Secretary and sold it: $575,000,000

    Estimated value of that stock today: $238,000,000

    Salary in 2006 of the White House’s newly created Director for Lessons Learned: $106,641

    Minimum number of Bush-related books published since 2001: 606

    Number of words in the first sentence of Bill Clinton’s memoir and in that of George W. Bush’s, respectively: 49, 5

    Minimum number of nicknames Bush has given to associates during his presidency: 75

    Number of associates with the last name Jackson he has dubbed “Action Jackson”: 2

    Number of press conferences at which Bush has referred to a question as a “trick”: 14

    Number of times he has declared an event or outcome not to be “acceptable”: 149

    Rank of Bush among U.S. presidents with the highest disapproval rating: 1

    Average percentage of Americans who approved of the job Bush was doing during his second term: 37

    Percentage of Russians today who approve of the direction their country took under Stalin: 37

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