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By Gary L. Gregg

ISBN-10: 0195166817

ISBN-13: 9780195166811

ISBN-10: 1423775791

ISBN-13: 9781423775799

George W. Bush grew to become president lower than probably the most strange situations in U.S. background. After a contested election within which Bush misplaced the preferred vote, many of us felt that he may have trouble developing his legitimacy to guide. The occasions of September eleven, 2001 reworked the Bush presidency, as his family coverage schedule took a again seat to the overseas struggle opposed to terrorism. contemplating the Bush Presidency is the 1st broad-ranging scholarly overview and research of the George W. Bush presidency. Written by way of top political technology students, it covers such issues as presidential management of Congress, public opinion management, the symbolic presidency, presidential struggle powers, the Bush transition, staffing the Bush presidency, government privilege battles, and Cheney as vice chairman. It examines the striking occasions and the management of an management that has already turn into probably the most very important to review within the smooth period.

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The Bush transition also took quick steps to bring its nominees up to speed. Beginning with the Carter transition, extensive efforts have been made to set up teams for each cabinet department in order to gather information, prepare new cabinet officers, establish new priorities, and set new agendas. The track record of these operations has often been mixed; a number of the Reagan cabinet members, in particular, found them not particularly useful. The Bush transition was aware of these part efforts and put in place on December 15 a much smaller operation: groups of six to eight (under the direction of Bush’s chief domestic policy aide, Josh Bolten), rather than the forty or fifty persons sometimes assigned to each department in past transitions.

13. Glenn Kessler, “Rice Lays Out Case for War in Iraq,” Washington Post, 16 August 2002, pp. 1, A20. 14. Dana Milbank, “Cheney Says Iraqi Strike Is Justified,” Washington Post, 27 August 2002, pp. 1, A8. 15. Brent Scowcroft, “Don’t Attack Saddam,” Wall Street Journal, 15 August 2002, p. A12. 16. Henry A. Kissinger, “Our Intervention in Iraq,” Washington Post, 12 August 2002, p. A15. 17. P. Leader Warns against Iraq Attack,” New York Times, 9 August 2002, p. A6. 18. Brent Scowcroft, “Don’t Attack Saddam,” Wall Street Journal, 15 August 2002, p.

A4. Smith, Dita. ” Washington Post, 4 August 2001, p. A15. United States Congress. Resolution. New York Times, 12 October 2002, p. A12. CHAPTER 2 The Bush Transition JOHN P. BURKE Since the advent of the modern presidency under Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), the actions that presidents-elect undertake before Inauguration Day have been seen by scholars, journalists, other observers, and even by presidents themselves as critical in determining their successes—and failures— once in office. 1 For FDR, his transition to office was a crucial time for assembling his “Brain Trust” of close advisers and crafting a number of the policy proposals that he hoped would lead the country out of the Depression.

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