Regretfully, “tobacco” was never written in any of Bush’s eight State of the Union addresses.
Bush gave Big Tobacco a victory by his 2007 veto that prevented a dollar tax added to a pack of cigarettes. Karl Rove, the White House puppeteer for Bush, was a paid Philip Morris tobacco consultant from 1991 to 1996.
Bush made an obvious unhealthy “decision point” with his tobacco silence.
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