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The lies of George W. Bush : mastering the politics of deception / David Corn.

By: Corn, David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2003Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 337 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1400050669; 9781400050666; 1400050677 (trade pbk.); 9781400050673 (trade pbk.).Subject(s): Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Ethics | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | Deception -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Lies of George W. Bush.DDC classification: 973.931/092
Contents:
Introduction : a false restoration : "Some people think it's inappropriate to draw a moral line. Not me. For our children to have the lives we want for them, they must learn to say Yes to responsibility ... Yes to honesty.: -- A dishonest candidate : I have been very candid about my past." -- A dishonest campaign : "I'm a uniter, not a divider." -- Sudden-death lies : "[The votes] have not only been counted, they've been counted twice." -- Lying in office : "this is my solemn pledge : I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity." -- Tax policy cheat : "Tax relief for everybody ... while still reducing our national debt and funding important priorities." -- High-octane lies : "The American people need to have an honest assessment of [energy] issues." -- Hot air : "We must address the issue of global climate change." -- Stem cells and Star Wars : "This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research." -- September 11 : "We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th." -- Afghanistan : "[The] oppressed people of Afghanistan will know the generosity of America." -- White-collar lies : "I first got to know Ken [Lay in 1994]." -- Return of the tax policy cheat : "That sounds fair to me." -- In Iraq : "We'll reveal the truth." -- Conclusion : how he gets away with it (so far) : "I believe everybody should be held responsible for their own personal behavior." -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary: Argues that George W. Bush has relied on deception to win political battles and has knowingly misled the American public to advance his policy initiatives.
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Includes index.

Introduction : a false restoration : "Some people think it's inappropriate to draw a moral line. Not me. For our children to have the lives we want for them, they must learn to say Yes to responsibility ... Yes to honesty.: -- 1. A dishonest candidate : I have been very candid about my past." -- 2. A dishonest campaign : "I'm a uniter, not a divider." -- 3. Sudden-death lies : "[The votes] have not only been counted, they've been counted twice." -- 4. Lying in office : "this is my solemn pledge : I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity." -- 5. Tax policy cheat : "Tax relief for everybody ... while still reducing our national debt and funding important priorities." -- 6. High-octane lies : "The American people need to have an honest assessment of [energy] issues." -- 7. Hot air : "We must address the issue of global climate change." -- 8. Stem cells and Star Wars : "This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research." -- 9. September 11 : "We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th." -- 10. Afghanistan : "[The] oppressed people of Afghanistan will know the generosity of America." -- 11. White-collar lies : "I first got to know Ken [Lay in 1994]." -- 12. Selling a war : "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq Regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." -- 13. Return of the tax policy cheat : "That sounds fair to me." -- 14. In Iraq : "We'll reveal the truth." -- Conclusion : how he gets away with it (so far) : "I believe everybody should be held responsible for their own personal behavior." -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

Argues that George W. Bush has relied on deception to win political battles and has knowingly misled the American public to advance his policy initiatives.

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From the consequences of a tax cut to the reasons for battling in Iraq to the reputedly benign effects of his environmental policy, Bush is full of it, proclaims Corn, long Washington editor for the Nation. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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