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Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.

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Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.

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At one point during filming, George W. Bush took the camera from Alexandra Pelosi and turned it on her. Pelosi included this moment in the finished film and gave Bush a credit for cinematography. See more »

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Alexandra Pelosi: You just want me to vote for you for your own ego. What are you going to do for me if I vote for you?
George W. Bush: I'm going to give you a little kiss on the cheek.
Alexandra Pelosi: A kiss?
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Followed by Diary of a Political Tourist (2004) See more »

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Fun on the campaign trail with Dubya and crew
20 November 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Alexandra Pelosi covered George W. Bush's yearlong campaign for the Presidency with a video camera, and this is the result.

The film -- or rather, video -- shows the Prez to be humorous in a glad-handing, political kind of way, flirtatious in a ditto way, addicted to Cheetos (tm), bologna and cheese sandwiches on white bread (which he doesn't find ironic -- or does he not understand "ironic"?), and some near-beer from Holland.

Speaking of cheesy, it's revealed the "hand-lettered" signs you see at political rallies are pre-printed plants from the candidate's campaign funds. Who knew?

Very entertaining, enlightening -- and funny! As a lifelong Democrat, I was surprized and pleased to see Dubya's more human side. Within the genre of documentaries-that-don't-take-their-subjects-too-seriously, a nine. As a film, a seven.


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