If you listen to Bush cabinet members or other high-ranking administration officials talking about the last eight-years, you might notice that their comments have something in common. That's because the White House sent administration staff a two-page memo outlining upbeat answers for questions about the president's reign.
Suggested talking points found in the "Speech Topper on the Bush Record," memo maintain that Bush:
- Upheld "the honor and the dignity of his office."
- "Kept the American people safe" after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
- Lifted the economy after 2001 through tax cuts, which set stage for years of job growth.
- Responded to the current economic crisis "with bold measures to prevent an economic meltdown."
- "Promised to raise standards and accountability in public schools —and delivered the No Child Left Behind Act."
- Curbed AIDS in Africa.
The White House justified the memo by pointing out that Bush's accomplishments often get ignored in the press. If you were writing the memo, how would you sum up the last eight years under Bush?