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1.14.2004

P-Mag's Politics

from today's SF Chron:

Bush's bored room: Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill isn't the first Republican to take note of President Bush's seemingly disengaged meeting manner.

San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan has privately recounted a heated exchange at a meeting of baseball team owners a few years back, with everyone at the table fully involved -- everyone, that is, except George W.

Bush, then owner of the Texas Rangers, instead sat quietly -- reading the newspaper, his feet on the table.

Magowan, who has been a major financial contributor to the president, was reluctant to discuss the story Tuesday, saying only that Bush's style was "informal.''

"I'm a big supporter of George Bush,'' Magowan said, "and I like him as a person.''


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