The Nation held a contest (first announced in the February 19, 2001 issue) to select an equivalent title, moniker or (dis)honorific for George W. Bush. Initial candidates included:
In the May 21, 2001 issue, the winners (determined by reader votes) were announced. In order, they were:
- Governor Bush
- Spurious George
- President Select
- Boy George
Also-rans included His Illegititude, President pro curiam and pResident.