Bush, George W.
The son of former president George H. W. Bush, he was elected governor of Texas in 1994. In 2000, he secured the Republican nomination for the presidency and narrowly defeated Al Gore, the Democratic party nominee, in an election marred by charges of irregularities in the counting of votes, especially in Florida. Although Gore won more popular votes, Bush prevailed in the Electoral College after a Supreme Court decision resolved the Florida controversy in his favor.
In the wake of the September 11 attacks (2001), the Bush administration identified Osama bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terror. With support from U.S. allies, Bush ordered a deployment of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf and in nations adjoining Afghanistan, where bin Laden apparently ran training camps for terrorists with the backing of the Taliban. Air strikes led to the rout of the Taliban in November, though operations continued and bin Laden appeared to have evaded capture. On the domestic front, Bush oversaw successive reduction of interest rates to stimulate the sluggish U.S. economy.
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“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.
Meanwhile, in Florida, Bush was flooded with questions about whether gay marriage could possibly come to the Sunshine State.
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
Think back to the Bush-Kerry race of 2004, the Thrilla in Vanilla.
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.
From the moment that he touches the magical little hand, cousin George is eclipsed.
W was a Watchman, and guarded the door; X was expensive, and so became poor.
My thought was to keep pushing in troops from "W" Beach until the enemy had fallen back to save themselves from being cut off.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A volcano broke out in the island of St. George, one of the Azores.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell