Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"I’m going to uphold the law of the land and let the political consequences be what they may. If it costs me politically, it costs me politically... No case is an easy case... I also keep in mind the victims, and the reason I support the death penalty is because it saves lives. That’s why I support it, and the people of my state support it too."
"Bush Death Penalty Stance Could Be Campaign Issue," CNN.com, June 23, 2000
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, corrections and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, death penalty issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
43rd President of the United States, 2000-present
Governor of Texas, 1994-2000
Advisor and speechwriter for his father George H.W. Bush's presidential campaign, 1987-1988
Ran unsuccessfully for 19th congressional district (West Texas) in 1978
Founder and CEO of Arbusto Energy in 1975 (incorporated June 24, 1977) later renamed Bush Exploration
F-102 fighter pilot, Texas Air National Guard, 1986-1973