List of nicknames used by George W. Bush

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Former American president George W. Bush is widely known to use nicknames to refer to journalists, fellow politicians, and members of his White House staff. His penchant for bestowing nicknames may come from his experiences with Skull and Bones, the Yale University secret society that gives every member a nickname. His was reportedly "Temporary", because he never chose a permanent one.[1]

Bush's nicknaming proclivity is noted enough to have attracted a variety of satire, including a New York Times humor piece,[2] and a Doonesbury strip where "Condi" is admonished with the phrase "Careful, Brown Sugar".

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  1. ^ "'Bonesmen' for president - Countdown with Keith Olbermann - MSNBC.com". MSNBC. 2004-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  2. ^ Mccall, Bruce (18 February 2001). "Yo, Sparky. Yeah, You Know Who You Are". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 May 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Trudeau, Garry (31 January 2001). "On being dubbed by Dubya". CNN. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  4. ^ KAIT - Jonesboro, AR: Our Apologies[dead link]
  5. ^ "CBC News Indepth: Canada – U.S. relations". CBC News. 
  6. ^ Reynolds, Paul (23 May 2002). "Analysis: Bush and Putin on nickname terms". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Parade, "Bye-Bye Landslide & Fredo", 30 September 2007, p. 19
  8. ^ a b "George W. Bush's Nicknames". About.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  9. ^ "Profile: Prince Bandar". BBC News. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Published May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21). "George W. Bush's Nicknames for His Friends and Enemies". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  11. ^ "AM – Bush anoints Rudd as the new 'man of steel'". Abc.net.au. 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  12. ^ a b Bush staffers well-versed in loyalty[dead link]
  13. ^ "Names & Faces". The Washington Post. 26 June 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  14. ^ Borger, Julian (2 October 2003). "Boy Genius or Turd Blossom?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  15. ^ Hasan, Mehdi (2002-01-02). "NS Profile - Colin Powell". New Statesman. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  16. ^ Martinez, Andrés (14 January 2004). "Paul O'Neill, Unplugged, or What Would Alexander Hamilton Have Done?". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 May 2010. [dead link]
  17. ^ Elliott, Justin. "A Gonzales resignation is not enough". Salon. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  18. ^ "JewishJournal.com". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  19. ^ "'Hurricane Karen' blows hot for Bush". The Age (Melbourne). 31 March 2004. 
  20. ^ Slevin, Peter (4 October 2004). "In Indiana Race, Bush's Budget Blade Becomes 'My Man Mitch'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  21. ^ Stevens, Dana (2011-09-28). "Who Is Joe Allbaugh?". Slate. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  22. ^ "Top Worldwide". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  23. ^ Borger, Julian (20 May 2002). "Bush's love of Pootie-Poot Putin". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  24. ^ "Margaret Spellings: Media Star". Newsmax.com. 2006-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  25. ^ Convention Dispatches: Bush Loves Those Nicknames Archives[dead link]
  26. ^ "FRONTLINE: bush's war". PBS. 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  27. ^ Washington Post
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  30. ^ "Political Consultant Mary Matalin Plays Not My Job", Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me!, 2014-01-11
  31. ^ "The Blue State: Video: Obama displays personal appeal on Conan". Thebluestate.typepad.com. 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  32. ^ "The Crying Shame of John Boehner". Rolling Stone. January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
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  34. ^ Bas, Dana (2 February 2001). "Senate Democrats welcome Bush appearance at retreat". CNN. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  35. ^ Adams, Cindy (8 August 2008). "Get A Handle On Exiting Prez". New York Post. 
  36. ^ Mahoney, Joe (11 November 2007). "Former Rep. John Sweeney charged with aggravated DWI". Daily News (New York). 
  37. ^ [4][dead link]
  38. ^ "Chuck Schumer's Political Future". Newyorkmetro.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  39. ^ Press, Associated (2008-11-09). "Barney Frank zings Bill O'Reilly, GOP foes". BostonHerald.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  40. ^ October 22, 2008, 7:17PM (2008-10-22). "hungrycoyote's Blog | Talking Points Memo | Putnam, Tudor Clash in Forum (FL-12)". Tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  41. ^ "Editorial: Publishing world / Maureen Dowd offers reheated morsels". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 16 August 2004. 
  42. ^ "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Bush on Ribs". Snopes.com. August 19, 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  43. ^ campaigndesk.org
  44. ^ a b c Born, Matt (31 May 2002). "Bush snarls as White House pack closes in". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  45. ^ ""Mikey" Emanuel's Embarrassing Moment". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  46. ^ Cornwell, Rupert (16 June 2006). "Bush shows his sensitive side, telling blind journalist: 'I'm interested in the shade look'". The Independent (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  47. ^ The Nation: Frank Bruni, the Plutocrats’ Pundit. Eric Alterman, September 18, 2013.
  48. ^ The Smoking Gun: Archive
  49. ^ The New York Times > Washington > In Secretly Taped Conversations, Glimpses of the Future President
  50. ^ Baxter, Sarah (9 December 2007). "Bushs cool blonde is a northern gran". The Times (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  51. ^ [Woodward, Bush at War, pp.53.]
  52. ^ Jack Rosen, by Aly David, www.lifestylesmagazine.com, c2007

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