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Nadered

Nadered  adj.— «Nader’s campaign disputes the commonly held belief that his 2000 run resulted in Bush winning the presidency. Campaign officials say there were many other factors at play. Still, the notion persists, and political experts...

dropout factory

dropout factory  n.— «Tonia Causey-Bush, a district administrator, said districts with significant dropout numbers are often called “dropout factories,” but that’s an incorrect label for Rialto Unified.» —“Rialto Unified...

brass ceiling

brass ceiling  n.— «Dunwoody’s daughter, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, 55, has just been tapped by President Bush to take over a new Army command as the first female four-star general in the history of the armed services.…Dunwoody was...

champagne unit

champagne unit  n.— «Now the Texas Guard is mostly men and women like Garces who come from families of modest means. They are certainly not the sons of Texas powerbrokers who comprised the “champagne unit” of Bush’s 147th Air...

white top

white top  n.— «To get to Bamiyan Province about a hundred miles due west of Kabul, the Afghan capital, Mrs. Bush flew by helicopter. There was none of the airborne luxury of the so-called “white tops”—the Sikorsky Sea Kings that usually...

diplomatic surge

diplomatic surge  n.— «President George W. Bush this week celebrated security gains from the US troop “surge” in Iraq—but made clear that US hopes rest heavily on what some aides call “the diplomatic surge...