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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:02 PM
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Where did bush go to highschool?
I can only find where he was born and then where he went after highschool.. did he go to school in texas?
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:04 PM
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1. Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, MA. A pretty exclusive prep
school where his daddy went.

http://www.andover.edu/
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:36 AM
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48. Where did the southern accent come from?
Is it all an act?
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:04 PM
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2. andover academy probably n/t
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:05 PM
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3. hardly, he went to Andover
which is a super-preppy boarding school in New England.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:03 AM
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43. there, he was a cheerleader
and, trying to find a fancy synonym for tears running down his cheeks, wrote "lacerates ran down my cheeks."
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:05 PM
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4. but i heard on rw radio tonight
he didn't graduate high school, so it must be the case

:eyes:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:07 PM
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7. liar!
He attended on a cheer leading scholarship! So there! :P
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:06 PM
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5. You might find this New York Times article to be of interest
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:06 PM
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6. Chimp Central High
It's in Midland I think........ :)
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:07 PM
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8. This reminds me of something
last year my daughter's third grade teacher tried to tell her class bush was born in Texas. My daughter said no, I think he was born in Connecticut. The teacher told her she was wrong he was BORN IN TEXAS. My daughter, never one to be shy, insisted he was from Connecticut. She even offered to look it up on the internet for the teacher, who said it wasn't necessary, as she KNEW he was born in Texas.

My daughter came home that afternoon pretty steamed and we looked it up on the official White House website. It's pretty hard to find, but there it was: Connecticut as place of birth. She printed that page and took it to school.

Good girl. She doesn't like misinformation or lies.
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:08 PM
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9. AWESOME! great daughter you are raising! I would be very proud! n/t
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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:09 PM
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10. Did the teacher apologize?
n/t
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:19 PM
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17. No she said "oh"
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SuffragetteSal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:39 PM
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23. Too bad the classroom didn't have a computer
so they could all look it up...then again perhaps the teacher doesn't know how to use one...

Sounds like you got a smart daughter with lots of spirit!
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:52 PM
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34. The classroom had three computers
but the teacher refused to let her look it up on one of them.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:10 PM
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11. You daughter rox Moonbeam. Did the teacher's head explode?
I thought you were a teacher yourself? You should have a word with your daughter's teacher. It is TERRIBLE for teachers to not allow themselves to be proven wrong by a bright and/or enterprising student. That teacher, for the sake of their own pride (and their Bush worship in this case) would be willing to squash the inquisitiveness of a young mind.

The best teachers, even Nobel laureates (ESPECIALLY the best teachers) are ALWAYS willing to be shown wrong and corrected. They might actually learn something from their student in this way!
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:18 PM
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15. Yes I am
and believe me she and I went ROUND and round last year, especially when my daughter got the bright idea that she didn't want to say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore. Her teacher is a Baptist bush supporter who isn't real big on separation of church and state.

I had to learn her teacher a thing or two. It wasn't pretty at times, but it did get better.

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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:22 PM
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19. being able to not say it
is one of the reasons the courts keep giving on keeping under god in it.
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yankeedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 06:19 AM
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46. A brilliant person once said
Teaching doesn't begin until the teacher can say "I don't know". I wish I knew who that was.
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TrustingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:11 PM
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13. wow! you got a great kid there....
waiting to hear what that stupid teacher had to say about this.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:18 PM
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16. My daughter said
she took it and said "oh".
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TrustingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:22 PM
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18. and the retraction was somewhere....
hidden enough on page 49 for the other classmates?
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:01 PM
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38. No retraction
Teacher seemed a bit too proud for that. Definitely no encouraging critical thinking in that class, which got me angrier than the fact that the teacher tried to slip her social issue positions in all the time. Thank goodness we teach our daughter to think for herself plenty at home.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:24 PM
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20. my 6th grade teacher
told the class that meatcutters pack red hamburger meat around brown hamburger meat.

my dad, who was a meatcutter told me to tell him he's stupid if he believes that.
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snoochie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:21 PM
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28. Don't they spray it?
How is it that the outside of the ground meat is brown and the outside red?
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 04:20 PM
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49. Meat is photosensitive
take some meat, cut it in half and put it on the table. it turns red.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:24 PM
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21. not just that, but he doesn't list his birthplace in "Who's Who"
Interesting, huh? All the other living US presidents do.

Congrats to your daughter! She's taught the class a valuable thing about always checking facts! Hope the teacher realizes this.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:56 PM
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35. That was just the tip of the iceburg
When they were reading a current events thingie and it mentioned the cost of the war in Iraq, my daughter brought up the fact that she and her peers would be paying for it for a long time, her teacher said "No you won't!" then my daughter said, "Yes, we will! It was borrowed from the Social Security trust fund and has to be paid back with interest. It'll take years and years. MY kids might still be paying on it!"

The teacher changed the subject.

Then there were the poll questions she posed to her peers during recess (who are your parents voting for being the most popular question with gay marriage being the second, did I mention we live in suburban Dallas? LOL! She was making progressives of ALL those kids...)

Then there was the collage she made with Kerry in a military uniform and bush's head on a ballerina body. Oh my. Teacher said that was inappropriate.

So she cut out a picture of a donkey and an elephant head that she put on the top of a ballerina body.

This girl's gonna be the first female US president, Democrat of course. Look for it. She's nine now.

LOL!
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al bupp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:05 PM
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40. Well, She's got My Vote
Whatta kid!
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:27 PM
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30. I remember a program on the History Channel
that claimed he was born in Texas. I'm from Connecticut and never even heard of the Bushes, though I was a teenager in the 50s. I imagine Prescott was still around then.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:11 PM
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12. He went to High School?
Are his records anything like his Air National Guard records?
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:16 PM
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14. Prep schools are big on social promotion....
When you're paying that much for schooling, it's definitely "no child left behind."
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:28 PM
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22. let's not generalize *too* much here
i think social promotion issues are a major problem in urban public schools as well. as a former prepster myself, i'm pretty sure none of my classmates deserved to be failed (not that they weren't deficient in lots of other ways.)
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:17 PM
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26. Cost of going to Kinkaid school-PDF link
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:56 PM
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36. Bush wouldn't have made it through Andover if it wasn't for his
brother Jeb. the guy was a bonehead, he cried a lot and wasn't much at sports.

Didn't he get busted for stealing Christmas wreaths off of people's porches?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:52 PM
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24. When they first talked about running him for governor in Texas
Back in 1990, no one thought of him as Texan. He was a prep school kid with an Ivy League accent who barely spent any time in Texas, and he had a father who rarely came to Texas. Bush Daddy's home in Texas was listed as a hotel room in Houston, and he mainly kept that address to avoid paying state income taxes.

Bush didn't run in 1990, but he went out and bought the Texas Rangers, and for the next couple of years did photo ops for Texas Magazine wearing boots and trying to say Y'all (hi VelmaD!). He talked about barbeques and Texas thangs. Then his father lost and moved to Texas, and built his library here, and started pretending he was Texan, too.

Meanwhile, Ann Richards took over a state on the verge of bankruptcy, in decline economically from the Reagan Error. She turned it around, brought the budget under control, brought new business to the state, invested in its future, improved education, brought crime down-- all the normal things Democrats do when they take office. With her success she brought in a lot of new companies, especially from California and Boston, where the economies were even worse.

These newcomers didn't know what she had done, but had heard the name George Bush because of the former president. At that time Clinton's approval was in the mid thirty's and Gingrich was running around screaming "Throw them all out." Bush's gubernatorial campaign theme, and about the only thing he said the whole time he was running (and btw, when he said it he sounded more like a New Englander than whatever he sounds like now) was "Vote for me because Ann Richards likes Bill Clinton."

It worked. The newcomers helped tipped the balance. But until that election, no one thought if W as a Texan, and the ones who most thought of him as a Texan were outsiders. Bush tries very hard to hide where he is really from.
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:21 PM
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29. Are there any sound bites from him back then
It sure would be interesting to hear that Yankee accent.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:41 AM
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42. Watch F9-11
There's a brief clip of W talking about gaining access to his father's White House, from 1992.
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:35 AM
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44. Thanks- I missed that
I will look for it when I see the movie again
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:31 PM
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31. I remember reading that he was laughed at by Texans
for wearing Bermuda shorts and loafers without socks.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:00 PM
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37. You NAILED it!
I've always maintained that accent is as fake as Pamela Anderson's boobs (uh-oh am I gonna get in trouble for that??).

And it gets thicker when he's talking to southerners and/or blue-collar workers.

It's SUCH a sham and I consider it so insulting. Oh yeah just come on down here and FAKE an accent and we'll fall for it.

Ok a lot of dumbasses did. But not this Texan.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:03 PM
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39. And another thing
anyone who was raised by northeastern parent and spent a total of about three years of their childhood in Texas and the rest of it on the east coast does NOT have an accent like that.

Period. No frigging way. Ever heard poppy talk? Or barbara? How'd chucklenuts get such a thick drawl? He was taught it, along with his dorky walk.

Now Laura's accent is come by honestly but she plays it up for SURE.

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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:10 PM
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41. Could he be a ManChimpian Candidate?
Could the ManChimp be a foreign plant who's been secretly programmed to take the place of the real George Bush, to infiltrate the Presidency and undermine the United States? Of course I'm joking, but it would be interesting to get video footage of George Bush when he was younger. Others have noted that a brief section of F 911 shows a younger George Bush with better speaking skills than those he displays today.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:31 AM
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47. Shrubya accent is NOT a real Southwestern accent at all. I'm not even
from here (TX where I now live), but spent enough time working with people from TX and OK in the military and now living and working among TX natives, the Southwestern accent is distinctive.

Shrubya's is clearly a cultivated affectation. But because people here mostly want to believe it (like Moonbeam's kid's teacher), it works, so far...
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:00 PM
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25. his PR people play up the "Sam Houston Elementary School"
and "San Jacinto Junior High" connections in Midland ...


http://www.midlandtxchamber.com/midland/start_files/bus...


But he moved to a wealthy Houston neighborhood after Grade 7, and attended prep schools.


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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:20 PM
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27. GW went to Andover after being rejected by St. John's in Houston
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 10:31 PM by 2004 Victory
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/july-dec00/p...

"George W. Bush did not have to worry about the high cost of his Andover education. His father, who later became President of the United States, was a wealthy Texas oilman at the time. His father also graduated from Andover, a fact that may have helped young George get in to a school that rejected nearly 80 percent of applicants. (George W. was accepted at Andover after being rejected by another private school, St. John's in Houston.)

George Bush says his own education policy stems from the strong foundation he received at Andover. Yet, from the start, George W. was never a model student. His first grade at Andover was a zero for an essay about the death of his sister and he never once made honor roll.

As head cheerleader, George led a series of improvisational skits and pep talks during the weekly Andover assemblies. When some school officials worried that it detracted from the football team, the school newspaper published an editorial titled "In Defense of Bush's Antics" along with a picture of George and his friends dressed in short skirts and stuffed bras as drag cheerleaders."
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:32 PM
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32. Here's the photo of Bush in drag at his prep school
The first photo in this New York Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/library/politics/camp/061000wh-b...
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:34 PM
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33. Later on, when he was on the outs with Poppy
he tried to get into University of Texas Law School and was rejected. He was forced to go to Poppy, who got him into Harvard for an MBA.
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bossfish Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:36 AM
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45. Ridgemont High
...remeber Spicoli?

That was Bush
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