Inside The Mind Of The CEO President

Bush may be an M.B.A. and a former CEO, but his experiences haven't taught him to warm to Wall Street. Here's how the President does his figures

George W. Bush has a story he's been telling about the scandals plaguing corporate boardrooms. After unveiling his new policies for cracking down on deceitful CEOs to Wall Street a few weeks ago, he was approached by an audience member eager to air his own proposals--a college-professor type, as Bush tells it, with ideas both windy and unwieldy. Then a "regular guy" interrupted. "If you want more corporate responsibility," the new arrival advised, "start throwing some of them in jail."

Because he believes it reflects his own life story, Bush loves it when the elite are upstaged by the streetwise. But...

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