Thursday, July 06, 2006

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

On this day in 1946 you were born George Walker Bush in New Haven, Connecticut. Your rise to the top started slowly: helping your dad’s early campaigns in Texas. You lost a bid for congress in 1978 but after becoming a born again Christian in 1986 you turned everything around. In 1998, at the age of 42, you worked on your father’s successful presidential campaign. In 1994 you became Governor of Texas and by 2001 you were President of the United States, after a controversial election.

As president your career has panned out like this:

2 elections
$1.3 trillion tax cut program
Signed No Child Left Behind Act
Partial-Birth-Abortion Ban Act
Faith-based welfare initiatives

International Prestige
Hurricane Katrina
Federal Marriage Amendment
Privatizing Medicare and social security

“To be determined”
Global War on Terrorism
Iraq War

Despite the controversies I believe yours will be regarded as a success story. You maximized your strengths, minimized your weaknesses, and became the 43rd President of the United States. Believe me, it will be studied for years to come. Happy 60th Birthday, Mr. Bush!

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