Talk:George W. Bush

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Semi-protected edit request on 16 November 2020Edit

Change "Yale College" in the 4th sentence of the 2nd paragraph to "Yale University" The fact he want to Yale University is supported later in this same article under Alma Mater. Wholedonut (talk) 04:00, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

  Done RudolfRed (talk) 17:15, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Well no,, Yale University has many units. He only attended one of them, Yale College, so we should be specific. Rjensen (talk) 17:23, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

"A lead section should contain no more than four well-composed paragraphs" --WP:MOSLEADEdit

Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section says "As a general rule of thumb, a lead section should contain no more than four well-composed paragraphs and be carefully sourced as appropriate."

The lead of this article is far too long. I am not going to edit the page (I still have setting myself on fire as a less painful option) but could you who are working on this page please come to an agreement on a lead that is a reasonable length? --Guy Macon (talk) 13:44, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 February 2021Edit

He was born into the Bush family: his father, George H. W. Bush, was the late 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. 2601:2C3:680:3310:5C84:3AB9:E708:4ACC (talk) 03:38, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

  Not done: I don't think the fact that his father is dead is pertinent information that needs to be added into the lead paragraph, and adding it in as you did makes the sentence clunky and harder to read. Volteer1 (talk) 04:50, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 February 2021 (2)Edit

As the eldest son of the dearly departed Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he is the second son of a former United States president to himself become president, with the first being John Quincy Adams, the son of John Adams. 2601:2C3:680:3310:5C84:3AB9:E708:4ACC (talk) 03:47, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

  Not done: We don't really use euphemisms like "dearly departed" (see: WP:EUPHEMISM), on top of "dearly" probably being a NPOV issue. Regardless, that his parents are dead I don't think is particularly pertinent information that needs to be included in the lead. Volteer1 (talk) 04:51, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
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