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Category: George W. Bush
January 19, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Farewell to President Bush

Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images President George W. Bush speaks during his final press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12. A heartfelt thank you Editor, The Times: As President Bush’s days wind down, it seems like many are taking their final shots at the administration. Rather than dwell on…

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December 25, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Bush’s EPA mining rule

Fix it now Just in time for Christmas, President George W. Bush has decided to trade the Southern Appalachian landscape for a lump of coal [“Environmental groups sue over EPA mining rule,” Politics, Dec. 22]. The Bush administration has finalized a last-minute rule making it easier for mining companies to blow the tops off mountains to get…

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December 23, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Auto industry bailout

Duck President George W. Bush is going to relent and give $14 billion to the Big Three [“Bush orders emergency bailout of the auto industry,” Politics, Dec. 20]. He is seeking accountability and concessions from the UAW [United Auto Workers]. No mention of accountability for the other $686 billion given to Wall Street, AIG [American International Group]…

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December 18, 2008 at 11:31 AM

The journalist shoe thrower

Not exactly a hero It is interesting that the shoe-thrower of Iraq had the courage to do what he did. However, I doubt if anyone in Iraq could get away with expressing their freedom of opinion by wearing an “I Love Bush” T-shirt. — Orion Hughes, Shoreline Let’s see it While outside his actual purview, outgoing President George W….

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December 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM

The great shoe attack

Professional dodger How are the Vietnam War and the “great shoe attack” different? They’re not. President George W. Bush dodged both but the spin doctors state he was an active participant. — Robert Lade, Seattle Show some respect The shoe-throwing incident in Baghdad has electrified and delighted the American media while the Iraqi media expresses shame and embarrassment [“Bush dodges…

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December 16, 2008 at 12:21 PM

The shoe heard ’round the world

The Associated Press President Bush ducks from a shoe thrown during Sunday’s news conference with Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad. Sole on ice Editor, The Times: President George W. Bush has finally discovered the weapons of mass destruction [“Official: Shoe-thrower in Iraqi judicial custody,” Times, Nation & World, Dec. 16]. — Marcie Neuman, Buckley Wear it Eight years ago, President…

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December 7, 2008 at 3:23 PM

White House’s rejection of Seattle artist’s political ornament

The Associated Press This image shows the Christmas ornament Seattle artist Deborah Lawrence designed for the White House tree. It was rejected because it supports President George W. Bush’s impeachment. Hooked on phonics worked for them Editor, The Times: I’m not really sure the ornament sent to the White House is in really poor taste [“‘Impeach Bush’ ornament…

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December 5, 2008 at 1:40 PM

GOP family values

Something to scare with everyone As the Republican Party sinks ever further out of power, it is enlightening to listen to the explanations from the party faithful: the war, the economy, President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain, “President-elect Barack Obama’s use of technology to organize and energize his base,” yada yada. What no one seems to…

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December 4, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Bush, the final days

Almost human NPR [National Public Radio] did an excellent job putting its audience into a political coma with its Thanksgiving Day broadcast of President George W. Bush being interviewed by his sister, Doro Bush, via the Story Corps project [“Bush will miss the chefs and the jet,” Politics, Nov. 28]. For a moment, I could almost forget…

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November 29, 2008 at 11:27 AM

President George W. Bush’s legacy

One of the greatest Reading the piece by Leonard Pitts that appeared in the Sunday paper I couldn’t help but wonder if it might someday appear in a textbook [“Rewriting the legacy of George W. Bush,” syndicated columnist, Nov. 23]. For the sad reality is that we will quite likely see a “cottage industry” regarding the affliction…

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