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The George H. W. Bush Presidency

Based on the clues, guess these facts about the senior George Bush and his presidency.
Last updated: December 01, 2018
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His Vice President
Dan Quayle
His wife's first name
Barbara
Son who was Florida's governor
Jeb
1988 election opponent
Michael Dukakis
1992 election opponents
Bill Clinton
Ross Perot
Government agency he led
from 1976-77
CIA
His middle names
Herbert
Walker
Decades-long "war" that ended
during his term
Cold War
Vegetable he hated
Broccoli
His father's first name
Prescott
His alma mater
Yale
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Country, led by Manuel Noriega,
that the U.S. invaded
Panama
Country that the U.S. fought
a war against in 1991
Iraq
Name for this war
Gulf War
Code name for the above war
Operation Desert Storm
His birth state
Massachusetts
His home state
Texas
Town in Maine where
his summer home is located
Kennebunkport
 
Fill the blanks in these quotes
Read my lips: no new taxes
A thousand points of light
A kinder, gentler nation
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level 74
Jul 20, 2013
Got all of these. Was first taking a mild interest in politics around this time.
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level 74
Jul 20, 2013
Actually did better on this one than I did on the one for his son.
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level 49
Jan 15, 2015
haha me too, I got tricked by the one about "turblossom and I missed the one for Colin Powell as I was typing in powel ;)
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
Here, QM. I did one for John Adams, too.
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
and this one about Jefferson
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level 55
Jul 26, 2013
Before it was Desert Storm, the operation was reffered to as Desert Shield
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level 80
Aug 2, 2013
Wasn't Desert Shield (the first, not to be confused with Desert Shield 2 in 2006) a completely defensive initiative to protect Saudi Arabia from Iraqi invasion? If I remember right, once Iraq attempted to annex Kuwait, the wholly defensive Desert Shield was replaced with Desert Storm in order to help Kuwait. So while related, I believe they were two separate operations.
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level 74
Aug 2, 2013
platitude is correct. Desert Shield involved placing troops in Saudi Arabia to defend against any further Iraqi aggression, to protect the oil fields there.
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level 43
Aug 2, 2013
Got all but one question, i just don't remember bush senior quoting "a thousand points of light".
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level 58
Aug 5, 2013
See Neil Young, Rocking in the Free World
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level ∞
Dec 1, 2018
Man that is such a good song.
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level 75
Jun 26, 2014
Gotta look up Dana Carvey on SNL then!
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level 36
Feb 22, 2015
I think he came up with that at the end of his convention. but it was what he wanted to replace all government social programs with--starving people? Local churches, all those "points of light" can feed them better than Washington. Homeless vets? Again, let local do-gooders respond. Kids too hungry to learn in school? Let charities feed them. Lost your job, go to your local pastor for help (these were serious suggestions, as though everyone belonged to a church and churches had so much money they could support all the needy people in their cities). We started hearing charities and churches announcing they were out of money, out of food, overwhelmed....and we never heard Bush mention it again.
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level 60
Oct 27, 2016
Could someone explain to me why hating broccoli is one of the 23 most important facts about the President of the United States?
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level 37
Oct 27, 2016
Nowhere does it say these are important or the most important facts about him.
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
Because he made such a big deal out of it. He banned it from Air Force One and the White House kitchen, and made a statement something like, "I'm the President so I don't have to eat broccoli!" He liked pork rinds, though. I remember nutritionists at the time were trying to do damage control after his pronouncement.
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level ∞
Oct 28, 2016
Of course, he's still alive and kicking at age 92.
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level 74
Oct 29, 2016
He and Carter are both going to be tied soon for longest-lived president in history, as they are the same age. One more year to go.
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level 76
Dec 2, 2018
Two years later, Carter now has a chance to catch up.
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level 72
Dec 2, 2018
Go Carter go! Bet he likes broccoli with his potatoes.
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level 46
Dec 3, 2018
I guess because it was such a big deal. I was a young child at the time but for some reason I remember the broccoli thing. And Dan Quayle's potato thing.
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level 46
Oct 27, 2016
Favourite Republican probably...such a nice chap compared to most of them.
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
Statesmen. Pragmatist. Centrist. Reasonable guy. Can't really say that about any who followed since. I miss the old GOP. But Bush Sr. is far from my favorite Republican. That would have to be either Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. Eisenhower was also good.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2016
Can't believe I forgot potatoe this time.
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level 57
Oct 27, 2016
I know a lot has been about how Hillary is the "most qualified candidate in history," but, speaking purely in terms of credentials, I think it has to be George H.W. Bush: Navy aviator at age 18, service in World War II, Congressman, director of the CIA, self-made millionaire, Chief Liaison to China, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., eight years as vice president. That is a whole heap of experience across different concerns.
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
I don't think anyone takes that claim about Hillary seriously. I mean look at Thomas Jefferson's resume.

On the other hand, the claim that Trump might be the *least* qualified major party candidate in history is probably true.
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
Jefferson:
genius, graduated from William and Mary as a teenager, lawyer, abolitionist, plantation owner, prolific inventor, author- perhaps the most important American writer of the 18th century, library curator, multi-linguist, author of the Declaration of Independence, delegate to the Continental Congress and Founding Father, Virginia state legislator and then governor, Secretary of State under George Washington, US minister to France, Vice President under John Adams.

*That's* a resume!
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
I realized Jefferson's genius after touring Monticello. He's always been one of my favorite presidents.
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level 57
Oct 28, 2016
Jefferson was 33 when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. I am nearing that age myself. It makes me feel really bad about what I have accomplished (or not) in my life so far.
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level 58
Dec 2, 2018
Rest in peace Mr. President :(.
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level 74
Dec 2, 2018
Prediction: someone at his funeral will praise Bush for being some of the the following things: intelligent, shrewd, cautious, statesmanlike, never brash, polite, kind, considered, educated, qualified, patriotic, measured, able to compromise, humble, committed to public service, a brave veteran, reasonable, mature, dignified, etc.

Prediction 2: everyone will interpret this as a direct attack on the current president.
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level 57
Dec 2, 2018
Sad to see #failing Colin Powell attack me at american funeral when talking about incredible former president. Very unfair!
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level 39
Dec 2, 2018
May he RIP!
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level 29
Dec 2, 2018
Nothing about bay of pigs?
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level 74
Dec 2, 2018
um.. that was Kennedy
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level 54
Dec 8, 2018
Take "Ferengi" for Ross Perot? (I blanked on his name. Only thing that came up ...)