1. “This ain’t the end of it—we’re going to have some more.” Who said that, and about what?
(a) George W. Bush, regarding wars in the Middle East.
(b) Representative Tom DeLay (R-Texas), regarding tax cuts.
(c) Vice-President Dick Cheney, regarding obscenely lucrative government contracts awarded to Halliburton.
(d) An unnamed newspaper copy editor, regarding headlines containing the words “cry” (or “cried,” or “crying”) and “Wolfowitz.”
2. True or false: Barring an economic miracle that would trigger the creation of more than two million jobs in the next eighteen months, George W. Bush will end this term as the first President since Jimmy Carter to oversee a net loss in employment.
Match the Bush judicial nominee with his or her decision or statement.
3. James Leon Holmes.
4. William Pryor.
5. Carolyn Kuhl.
6. Priscilla Owen.
(a) Ruled against a woman who claimed that her privacy had been violated by a doctor who allowed a drug salesman to hang out in the room with them—and laugh at her—while the doctor examined her breasts.
(b) Argued that the Violence Against Women Act was unconstitutional.
(c) Consistently ruled to restrict access to abortion without parental consent.
(d) “The wife is to subordinate herself to her husband . . . to place herself under the authority of the man.”
7. What was a likely contributing factor in George W. Bush’s stumbling off a Segway scooter?
(a) His joking efforts to “turn this sumbitch to the far right.”
(b) The tennis racquet in one hand, which kept him from operating the controls properly.
(c) His preoccupation with convincing Americans that those two trailers we found in Iraq should qualify as weapons of mass destruction.
(d) His crankiness as a result of having given up sweets.
Who said what?
8. “The problem isn’t that Democrats are on the wrong side of the issues. It’s that they are afraid to make an issue of being on the right side.”
9. “Damn, fellas, we ought to be beating our chests every morning. We ought to look in the mirror and get proud and suck in our bellies and stick out our chests and say, ‘Damn, we’re Americans,’ and smile.”
10. “I think the Bush Administration is doing the best they can do with what they have to work with.”
11. “Mr. Bush has behaved like a profligate parent who spends every dollar the family has accumulated, mortgages everything the family owns and maxes out every credit card he can get his hands on.”
(a) Columnist Bob Herbert.
(b) Columnist Arianna Huffington.
(c) General Jay Garner.
(d) Actress Teri Garr.
12. Whose head did George W. Bush kiss?
(a) Dick Cheney’s, as they watched U.S. troops topple a statue of Saddam Hussein.
(b) Ari Fleischer’s, after he informed the President of his resignation as press secretary.
(c) Dennis Miller’s, after the comedian performed at his fund-raiser.
(d) George Tenet’s, as Bush informed the C.I.A. director of his new nickname, Fall Guy.
13. How did George W. Bush describe his wife?
(a) “My much better half.”
(b) “The only woman I’ve ever loved.”
(c) “The cream in my coffee.”
(d) “The lump in the bed next to me.”
14. Three of these statements were made by George W. Bush. Which one was made by Donald Rumsfeld?
(a) “I think war is a dangerous place.”
(b) “First, let me make it very clear: poor people aren’t necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn’t mean you’re willing to kill.”
(c) “The true strength of America happens when a neighbor loves a neighbor just like they’d like to be loved themselves.”
(d) “Stuff happens.”
(1) b, (2) False—he’ll be the first President since Herbert Hoover, (3) d, (4) b, (5) a, (6) c, (7) b, (8) b, (9) c, (10) d, (11) a, (12) b, (13) d, (14) d.