One Year Ago In TIME

When TIME named him Person of the Year for 2000, GEORGE W. BUSH had just emerged from a disputed and divisive election. He--and we--had no idea of the challenges he would face:

For a proud son of a one-term President, could there be a more humbling path to power than this? The candidate with the perfect bloodlines comes to office amid charges that his is a bastard presidency, sired not by the voters but by the courts. You could almost see the weight of it, the regret and relief and resolve, when Bush rose last Wednesday night with tears in his...

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