Say what you may, but this President carried a big stick, you did not get on his bad side.. ,He was what every Straight shooting Texan represents, "A boot that will kick your ass or turn your air off at the drop of a hat". Texans do not wait for heroes, we are the hero when the ass kicking is at hand. There are not many things that I agreed with during this administration, but as an American Citizen I can believe there were more things that I did agree with, than I will ever actually know. One thing I can say about George W Bush, you did not have to wait long before you knew how he felt about anything and once that decision was made he did not waiver from it. You have to respect a man that stands by his decisions and is accountable for those decisions. If he told you the sky was green and you looked up and it was blue, you might as well agree with him, because it was gonna be the color he said it was whether you liked it or not. The other thing I liked about George was he tried to do things to help the American people, he just got distracted on the Iraq War and it drained the coffers. You see, Texans do not like to lose, hell look at the way he stole the first election. Another thing was he believed in the guillotine…by this I mean the Death Penalty not only as President, but as the Governor of Texas also. Like any True Texan the cost of your transgressions is and always will be death. Be it in the local criminal sector or the worldwide criminal sector, you shall surely die. I liked that and will always admire him for it, you see too many people look for the most popular way out, not George. He got the information on issues and was a decisive decision maker.
You might not have liked the decisions he made,but you damn sure were gonna have to learn to live with them. For a details review of the issues President George W. Bush faced go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush. It might seem that I am rewriting the history of our 43rd President, but we must give him the respect he is due. I cursed him many a day during his watch, but at the end of the day he was still my President.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George W. Bush
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|Vice President||Dick Cheney|
|Preceded by||Bill Clinton|
|Succeeded by||Barack Obama|
46th Governor of Texas
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
|Lieutenant||Bob Bullock (1995–1999)|
Rick Perry (1999–2000)
|Preceded by||Ann Richards|
|Succeeded by||Rick Perry|
|Born||July 6, 1946 (age 62) |
New Haven, Connecticut
|Birth name||George Walker Bush|
|Children||Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Welch Hager|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Harvard Business School
|Website||Bush Presidential Library|
Bush Presidential Center
The White House Archived
|Service/branch||Texas Air National Guard|
Alabama Air National Guard
|Years of service||1968–1974|
George Walker Bush ( /ˈdʒɔrdʒ ˈwɔːkɚ ˈbʊʃ/ (help·info); born July 6, 1946) served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2001.
Bush is the eldest son of 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. After graduating from Yale University, Bush worked in his family’s oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards to become Governor of Texas in 1994. In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes, but losing the popular vote to then Vice President Al Gore.
Eight months into Bush’s first term as President, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred, and Bush announced a global War on Terrorism, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan that same year and an invasion of Iraq
in 2003. In addition to national security issues, President Bush
promoted policies on the economy, health care, education and social
security reform. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act and Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors. His tenure saw a national debate on immigration and social security.
Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, garnering 50.7% of the popular vote to his opponent’s 48.3%. After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from some sources. In 2005, the Bush administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2007, the United States entered the second-longest post-World War II recession,
and his administration took more direct control of the economy,
enacting multiple economic stimulus packages. Though Bush was a popular
president for much of his first term,
his popularity declined toward the end of his second term to a
near-record low. He holds the record for the highest ever approval
rating as well as one of the lowest ever of an American President.
- 6.1 Domestic policy
- 6.1.1 Economic policy
- 6.1.2 Education and health
- 6.1.3 Social services and Social Security
- 6.1.4 Environmental and energy policies
- 6.1.5 Stem cell research and first use of veto power
- 6.1.6 Immigration
- 6.1.7 Treatment of terrorist detainees
- 6.1.8 Hurricane Katrina
- 6.1.9 Midterm dismissal of U.S. attorneys
I am glad to see him go since I never wanted him to serve a 2nd term anyway. Well to be totally honest I never wanted him to be President in the first place.
We have come to equate W as the epitome of stupidity, but have you ever just slowed down and thought this guy ran the free world for 8 years. He ran it into a ditch, but he ran it just the same. A man does not get to be the President of the United States being a total nincompoop.