Last updated on: 2/19/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

George W. Bush, MBA Biography

Title:
43rd President of the United States
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

Although aides said circa October 1999 Mr. Bush does not support legalizing marijuana for medical use, he was quoted in the Dallas Morning News on 10-20-99 as supporting states’ rights to decide whether to allow medical use of marijuana: “I believe each state can choose that decision [regarding medical marijuana] as they so choose.” Since his election as President, more individuals and clinics have been arrested or sanctioned than any time prior.

Oct. 1999

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 43rd President of the United States, 2000-Jan. 19, 2009
  • Governor of Texas, 1994-2000
  • Advisor and Speechwriter for the George H.W. Bush 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns
  • Ran unsuccessfully for 19th congressional district (West Texas) in 1978
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Arbusto Energy (later renamed Bush Exploration), 1975
  • F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard, 1968-1973
  • Education:
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • BA, Yale University, 1968
  • Other:
  • Appointed John P. Walters to Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)