Talk:George W. Bush

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Edit request: in the hangin' with Michelle Obama section, it says invents rather than events. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:601:1400:3CF3:F55C:C48B:1038:1D5A (talk) 06:02, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Fixed. --Pipetricker (talk) 11:21, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 May 2019[edit]

Bush was a rugby union player and was on Yale's 1st XV under the coaching of Jack Farman, assistant professor of radiology at Yale University. [1] [2] [3] (talk) 17:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. B dash (talk) 05:12, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


Ex girlfriend[edit]

In the sentence currently listed at note 35, is it necessary to mention one ex-girlfriend from fifty years ago, by name? It seems unimportantPurplethree (talk) 14:52, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Something in my head and other people i care about torturing us from inside out by a scorned love? Smithydebbie (talk) 22:32, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for trying to get my head fixed got deterred? Smithydebbie (talk) 22:06, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 May 2019[edit]

He was said to be the best president of all time! (talk) 06:36, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. – Þjarkur (talk) 11:42, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Reword legacy sentences of lede[edit]

I don't like the way the the last couple sentences of the lede are written. At present, the lede reads

His presidency has been ranked among the worst in historians' polls that were published in the late 2000s and 2010s. However, his favorability ratings with the public have improved significantly after leaving office

I think there needs to be some note that, while he's viewed more favorably than he was during the Obama years, he's still viewed as a well-below average president. I proposed a change to the following but was reverted:

Bush has consistently been rated as a below-average president: his presidency has been ranked among the worst in historians' polls that were published in the late 2000s and 2010s, but his favorability ratings with the public have improved after leaving office.

pbp 15:57, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Support this change
  1. pbp 15:57, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Oppose this change
  1. The current version accurately summarizes what is in the article. Per policy, the lede should reflect and summarize the article text, not add new information, and the added text is not in the article. The only thing adding this text does is emphasize he was bad, which is already summarized by "ranked among the worst". It adds nothing. Toa Nidhiki05 02:21, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

@Toa Nidhiki05: Are you going to participate in this discussion? If not, I'm going to change it to my revision. Also, using a Twinkle revert on an established user is generally frowned upon. pbp 02:14, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot about this. No reason to be hostile about it. Thanks for your patience. Toa Nidhiki05 02:21, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Suggestion - lede refs[edit]

The prevailing convention is to exclude references in the ledes of the presidents. This may be advisable when FA nom is contemplated.Hoppyh (talk) 02:17, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

George W. listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect George W.. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. James-the-Charizard (talk) 15:27, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Fortunate Son[edit]

Please include a like to the typologic lemma Fortunate Son - for George Walker really was that typologic 'fortunate son' type -- (talk) 22:01, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

he was old and he was a pesident — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:17, 13 September 2019 (UTC)