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Autumn 2004
Issue #5
September-November 2004

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
A Review of Aron Ralston's New Book

What goes through the mind of a man about to cut his arm off to save his own life? Aron Ralston details his days trapped in a Utah canyon and the many adventures that led him there.

Communication Pitfalls Within the Intelligence Community Leading up to 9/11
Melissa Bator
In an exclusive inquiry, Melissa Bator takes us through the details leading up to the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the missed opportunities the Intelligence Community had to connect the dots.

George W. Bush's Resume
Wondering about the man behind the rhetoric? Meniscus Magazine has helped George Bush update his resume. Afterall, the job market for an ex-president is tight. One word for you W: monster.com

Select Quotes from the 2004 DNC and RNC
Republicans, Democrats and the People speak! Read the slams and slogans that our presidential candidates and elected officials toss around like jell-o in a food fight.




Bush's Resume

Published 9/25/04

George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1111
Fax: 202-456-2461
E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov

President, United State of America, 2001-2004

  • Invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.
  • Spent the US surplus and effectively bankrupted the US Treasury.
  • Shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in US history.
  • Set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
  • Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
  • Set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the US stock market.
  • In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.
  • First President in US history to enter office with a criminal record.
  • I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.
  • Set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by a US president. I am the all-time US 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 US history, Enron.
  • My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the US Supreme Court during my election decision. I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton from 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.
  • Presided over the biggest energy crisis in US history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.
  • Presided over the highest gasoline prices in US history.
  • Changed the US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
  • Appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in US history.
  • Created the Department of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.
  • Broken more international treaties than any President in US history.
  • First President in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the Human Rights Commission. I withdrew the US from the World Court of Law.
  • Refused to allow inspectors access to US "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.
  • First President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US election).
  • Set the record for fewest number of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
  • Set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period.
  • Garnered the most sympathy for the US after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the US the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.
  • Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
  • First President in US history to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of US citizens, and the world community.
  • Have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in war time.
  • In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq, then blamed the lies on our British friends.
  • First President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
  • Supporting development of a nuclear "Tactical BunkerBuster," a WMD.
  • I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.

Governor, Texas, 1994-2001

  • 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.
  • Cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.
  • Set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.

Managing General Partner, Texas Rangers Baseball, 1989-1994

  • As a true patriot, I invested in America's past-time of eating hotdogs, drinking beer and watching middle-aged men play sports.

Owner, Oil and Gas Business, Can't remember the name?, After college-before baseball

  • Perfected my golf game, hung out at the ranch, schmoozed with father’s friends.
  • I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.

BA, History, Yale University, Graduated 1968
MA, Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Graduated 1975


  • 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.










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