Bush By The Numbers

In their January 2009 “Index” feature, Harper’s Magazine has an excellent numerical breakdown of Bush administration events. The whole list is worth reading, but the following really stood out.

Percentage of Americans in 2006 who believed that U.S. Muslims should have to carry special I.D.: 39

Minimum number of detainees who were tortured to death in U.S. custody: 8

Number of incidents of torture on prime-time network TV shows from 2002 to 2007: 897

Number on shows during the previous seven years: 110

Number of states John Kerry would have won in 2004 if votes by poor Americans were the only ones counted: 40

Number if votes by rich Americans were the only ones counted: 4