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Eric O. DiTullio wrote:
Subject: Corrected Resume of George W. Bush
I love your site but would like to submit the corrected Resume of George W. Bush for your review.


1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20520


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.

Correction: George Bush did get a DUI at the age of 30. And paid the penalty that went along with it which in 1976 was a 30 day suspended license. Looks like he "did the time for the crime".

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.

Correction: George Bush was never AWOL from the National Guard. This is an unsubstantiated rumor that has been presented as fact.

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

Correction: Graduating from Yale at all is impressive. How many of your friends and family members that you know are successful and never graduated college. Ever hear of Bill Gates?


I ran for US 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.

Correction: Abraham Lincoln lost the first time he ran for the legislature and lost twice running for the Senate. The company, Arbusto, did not go bankrupt it was purchased by Spectrum 7 Energy Corporation.

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.

Correction: George Bush put together a GROUP to Purchase the rangers. He was only a managing partner, just like most teams in baseball have a group of investors. Most cities own the stadiums and the land that go with them. The city is the one that used eminent domain and "took" the land.


I changed Texas pollution laws to favour 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.

Correction: Texas is not the most polluted state in the union. According to the American Lung Association California again leads the charts in counties and metropolitan areas with the most ozone-polluted air and In Texas, the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area ranked as the fifth most-polluted metropolitan area. Both Laredo, TX and Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX, however, made the list of the 20 metropolitan areas with the least ozone air pollution. The American Lung Association State of the Air 2003 Report states that 6 of the top 10 most polluted areas are in California and only 1 is in Texas. Of the top 25 only 2 are in Texas.

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

Correction: Texas is not bankrupt and has actually seen a growth in the state income. In 1995 during his first year as governor Texas had total revenue of $38.68 Billion. In 2000 Texas state revenue was $49.84 Billion a 28% increase in a 5 year time frame. Each year the Revenue to the State Increased. This is an average increase of 5.2% per year. As always a tax cut will increase revenue to the taxing authority.

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

Correction: George Bush followed the law by signing execution orders for death row prisoners. These were prisoners who were convicted by a jury and exhausted all appeals. They were sentenced to death for cold blood murders and rapes.

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

Correction: Jeb Bush had nothing to do with the recount in Florida. Florida State Law dictates the procedure to have a recount. George H. Bush only nominated 2 Supreme Court Justices. There are 9 total Supreme Court Justices. All Supreme Court Justices must be approved by Congress. No President “Appoints” someone to the Supreme Court. Every recount done by the news services after the Supreme court allowed the official recount to be stopped shows that BUSH DEFEATED GORE. The United States of American has an Electoral College for electing the President of the United States. The total popular vote does not matter. That is in our CONSTITUTION.


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

Correction: George Bush was convicted of DUI. That hardly constitutes a "criminal record" as stated.

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

Correction: The United States of American went to Afghanistan to defeat an Enemy that attached the United States of America. Remember September 11, 2001? Sadaam Hussein was a mass murder killing over 2 Million people and using WMD to kill 100,000 Kurds. Iraq is a better place today and the U.S. is more secure by removing the corrupt leader of Iraq that did have ties to various terrorist groups and admitted to developing WMDs. The UN sanction Iraq and after 4 years of non compliance the U.S. did what the U.N. laid out would happen if Iraq did not comply. The cost of a billion dollars per week is the cost we would have for the military whether or not they are in Iraq. There is not an additional billion dollars per week being spent.

I spent the US surplus and effectively bankrupted the US Treasury.

Correction: There never was a U.S. surplus. The tax cuts did not reduce the incoming revenues to the federal government. In 2001 the revenue to the federal government increased $32 Billion. That was after the Bush Tax cut. The tax cut was retroactive to the 1st of the year. This is a 1.52% Increase in revenue.

I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in US history.

Correction: The Congress approves all budgets. The fact that the Congress spends more than what comes in is not the president’s fault.

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

Correction: The record 12 Month period is for 2001 with most taking place in the first 6 months. Bush took office in January of 2001. The damage to people filing bankruptcy in this period was done prior to Mr. Bush taking office. You don't file bankruptcy unless you have been in trouble for some time. Bush was in office when they filed but it was under Clinton that they amassed the debt.

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

Correction: See above

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

Correction: The U.S. economy was in a decline in the last 6 months of 2000, before Bush was elected. The drop in the stock market was worsened by a Terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Remember September 11, 2001? The stock market has recovered to early 2001 levels and has increased 55% in the past year and is up 8% from December 2003 to February 2004.

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

Correction: The 2 Million is not an accurate number. There were job losses during 2001. Most of these were do to an economy that was slowing down before Bush took office. The job loss rate is not worsening every month. We are coming out of a recession and the projection continue to show an improving economy.

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.

Correction: President Clinton actually had the "Wealthiest" cabinet in the history of U.S. The tanker was built in 1993 and it is Chevron's practice to name tankers after members of the board of directors which Condoleezza Rice was from 1991 until 2001. The tanker was named for her before becoming National Security Advisor.

I set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by a US President.

Correction: This is not true. Actually Clinton did the most fund raising both away from and at the white house. Remember the stays in the Lincoln Bedroom for donations.

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

Correction: Corporations donate, on average, 42% to the Democrats and 57% to the Republicans. If the President is the record holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations remember that the Democrats have also set a new record for receiving corporate campaign donations.

Unions have donated $474 Million to political parties since 1990. Of that 93% has gone to the Democrats and 6% to the Republicans. That means that on average Unions donate $33.9 Million per year to the Democrats and $2.56 Million to the Republicans. Lawyers & Lobbyists have donated 69% to the Democrats and 31% to the Republicans. I think that’s where your Bias is.

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 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.

Correction: Enron officials are being tried by the courts now. Enron's accounting practices were a result of legislation passed by the former Clinton Administration. Bush actually proposed the legislation that changed the laws to prevent that from happening again.

I presided over the biggest energy crisis in US history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.

Correction: Bush did preside over the largest energy crisis do to the former administration not having a competent energy policy and doing nothing to promote electrical generation or transmission. He refused to intervene because the courts were already handling the situation. That is the Law.

I presided over the highest gasoline prices in US history.

Correction: Gasoline prices are the highest they have ever been. Yes, so are U.S. wages. When Clinton was the President he too presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. History. The U.S. is a country that has capitalism. Supply and Demand. If the Demand for Gas goes up so does the price. The demand for Gasoline has never been higher. Americans love to drive and do. Also contributing to the high gas prices are the taxes added by the states to each gallon of gas. There is a 18.4 cent Federal tax on each gallon of gas and in Pennsylvania an additional 25.9 cent tax per gallon. That’s 44.3 cents per gallon, or 37% tax on a gallon of gas that costs $1.62.

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

Correction: US law does not allow a person convicted of a Felony from obtaining a US Contract. Bush did not and can not change this without an act of Congress.

I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in US history.

Correction: No administration officials are Felons. This argument could be used for all modern day Presidents.

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

Correction: After the failings of the bureaucracy of the U.S. after 9/11, President Bush created The Department of Homeland Security to protect the U.S. by allowing agencies to work better together. Congress has the ultimate goal of approving the formation of a new cabinet position and did so overwhelmingly.

I've broken more international treaties than any President in US history.

Correction: President Bush has not broken any treaties. A treaty must be approved by the U.S. Congress. Enforcement of a treaty is also the responsibility of Congress. If Bush does break a treaty it was with the consent of Congress. The ABM Treaties were signed with the USSR which is no longer in existence. Bush also has not agreed to new treaties such as the Kyoto protocols which has more stringent rules for the US and other industrial countries and less stringent rules for Third World Countries.

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

Correction: The United States was not a member of the Human Rights Commission for 2002 only. The Human Rights Commission has members such as China and Uganda. By the way, Uganda has been condemned by the Human Rights Commission for a February 21, 2004 massacre of 190 people.

I withdrew the US from the World Court of Law.

Correction: The World Court of Law would have superceded your Constitutional Rights. The Bill of Rights would no longer have any meaning. Being an American would be meaningless. If you want the World Court of Law. Move out of America.

I refused to allow inspector's access to US "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.

Correction: The Geneva Convention was followed and Inspectors were allowed to see the detainees at Guantonomo Bay. They technically were not subject to the rules of the Geneva Convention because they were not "Prisoners of War".

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

Correction: This is the United States of America. Our election laws are policed by our people and the courts not the U.N. The U.N. has no authority.

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

Correction: The President had his press secretary keep the public informed. How does the President not being on Television more hurt the Country?

I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period.

Correction: This is not true. While away from the White House any President does not get away from the work. With Briefings and other meeting any President will work 3-4 Hours a day while on "Vacation". Remember the Job of President is 24/7.

After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in US history.

Correction: The use of the word Presided is key here. George Bush was in office less than 8 months at the time of the attacks of 9/11. All the failures in the Intelligence community have been found to date back to the early 90's. President Clinton is the one who failed by not only cutting the U.S. intelligence gathering capabilities, but also not allowing the FBI, CIA and NSA to share information. Prior to 9/11, Clinton presided over the worst domestic terrorist attack at Oklahoma City.

I 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.

Correction: The United States after 9/11 did not allow anyone other than the United States to be in charge of the security of its people. If France, Germany and Belgium don't like it tough. Remember that Germany and France were the ones with the big oil and oil equipment supply contracts with Iraq. Our strong stance on Foreign policy caused countries like Libya to fully halt and disclose their WMD programs.

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.

Correction: The 15 Million people is an exaggeration These numbers were from the “organizers”. The official count is substantially less. We are the United States of America. Not The United States of The World.

I am the first President in US 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 US citizens, and the world community.

Correction: The U.N under Resolution 1441 dated November 8, 2002 and approved unanimously by the security council, gave Iraq 30 days to comply with previous resolution to disclose all information of and all inspection of any and all facilities that may possibly be used in the production or distribution of WMDs. Failure to do so would allow military actions to take place to fulfill 1441. They did not comply. We made them. The U.S. Citizens supported the use of force in Iraq . A Washington Post Poll in December of 2002 show that U.S. Citizens were in favor 62% to 35%. A January 2003 Fox Poll showed it in favor 67% to 25%. A CNN-Time Poll of the same time showed a 60% in Favor 33% against. The numbers are that the American People were 2-1 in Favor of the use of force in Iraq. As far as the rest of the world. We are Americans.

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.

Correction: This is a false statement. Bush’s budget cut the percentage that the benefits were to increase. Each vet still received MORE money than the previous year. Duty Benefits were not cut.

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

Correction: Bush never lied. The British Intelligence Agencies, the CIA, The Senate Intelligence Committee (which John Edwards and Dianne Feinstein are members), The UN and the NSA all reached the same conclusion. Iraq has WMDs. Bush never blamed the British. He stated that they came to the same conclusion.

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.

Correction: 71% of people that were at a protest in Europe against the Iraq war had that view. That’s like asking the people at a McDonalds if they like beef.

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

Correction: The Tactical Bunker Buster is not classified as a WMD. Critics of nuclear weapons made the charge.

I have so far failed to fulfil my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden [sic] to justice.

Correction: Were still looking. We’ll find him. Hopefully alive like Sadaam Hussein so he can be tried for his crimes.


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

Correction: The records are sealed by Texas state law passed before Bush was Governor.

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

Correction: Again, Bush did not seal them. The law did. Remember that Bill Clinton never unsealed his medical records and this was never an issue with the left.

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.

Correction: Under the Freedom of Information Act these records are available.


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