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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:04 PM
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Anyone Else Notice Bush's Profile Pointedly Doesn't Say He Was Elected?
After graduating, he moved back to Midland and began a career in the energy business.

First of all, it is funny how vague they leave it when Bush left Business school to go into "the energy business." Isn't he proud of his time spent at Harken?

He served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote. He became the first Governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms when he was re-elected on November 3, 1998, with 68.6 percent of the vote.

Ok, TWO mentions of being elected Governor...

Since taking office, President Bush has signed into law bold initiatives to improve public schools by raising standards, requiring accountability, and strengthening local control.

"Since taking office"? What happened there!?! Does this mean he can't be re-elected (since he wasn't elected one time), or can he serve THREE terms and only get elected twice?

Either way, I think it's hilarious that Alberto Gonzalez (I'm assuming) told them not to mention getting elected on the Presidential profile...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html




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the Kelly Gang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:09 PM
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1. Well spotted..couldn't really say it when he wasn't .
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:29 PM
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2. Interesting. And apparently unusual.
I looked at the White House biographies of the presidents since Truman and they all say something like he "won" or "defeated" or was "elected."
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:04 PM
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3. It wasn't until 1974 that Texas governors were elected to 4 year terms
7 May 1824 Constitution:
Art 2 - The Governor shall be elected by the qualified electors, at the time of choosing Representatives for the Legislature. He shall hold his office for the term of two years, from the time of his installation, and until a successor be duly appointed and qualified; but he shall not be eligible to office for more than four years, in any time of six years. He shall be a citizen of the United States of Mexico; shall be at least twenty-seven years of age; and shall have resided in Texas at least three years next preceding his election.

Constitution of the Republic of Texas 1836
ARTICLE III.

Section 1. The executive authority of this government shall be vested in a chief magistrate, who shall be styled the president of the republic of Texas.

Sec. 2. The first president elected by the people shall hold his office for the term of two years, and shall be ineligible during the next succeeding term; and all subsequent presidents shall be elected for three years, and be alike ineligible; and in the event of a tie, the house of representatives shall determine between the two highest candidates by a viva-voce vote.

Sec. 3. The returns of the elections for president and vice-president shall be sealed up and transmitted to the speaker of the house of representatives by the holders of elections of each county; and the speaker of the house of representatives shall open and public the returns in presence of a majority of each house of congress.

Constitution of the State of Texas (1876)
SEC. 4. The governor shall be installed on the first Tuesday after the organization of the Legislature, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall hold his office for the term of two years, or until his successor shall be duly installed. He shall be at least thirty years of age, a citizen of the United States, and shall have resided in this State at least five years immediately preceding his election.

INSTALLATION OF GOVERNOR; TERM; ELIGIBILITY
The Governor elected at the general election in 1974, and thereafter, shall be installed on the first Tuesday after the organization of the Legislature, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall hold his office for the term of four years, or until his successor shall be duly installed. He shall be at least thirty years of age, a citizen of the United States, and shall have resided in this State at least five years immediately preceding his election. (Amended Nov. 7, 1972.)
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:06 PM
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4. good observation there
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