The Presidency: Totaling Up Year One

Totaling Up Year One

As he considers the state of the nation this week, consider the state of George Bush after a year of power: he has floated $268 billion in new debt, helped create 2.5 million new jobs, fed and flattered and shaken hands with 25,000 guests in the White House and gone wild over Wallyball.

Wallyball? A designer sport that resembles volleyball on a squash court, it brought to 23 the number of sports the President has indulged in since his Inauguration. Though Bush can still throw a ringer every sixth pitch on his South Lawn pit, his enthusiasm for horseshoes has been...

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