"Need some wood?"

Published October 9, 2004 2:17AM (EDT)

President Bush said it was "news to him" that he owned a timber company. "Need some wood?" he joked to the audience. Fact-check.org says: "President Bush himself would have qualified as a 'small business owner' under the Republican definition, based on his 2001 federal income tax returns. He reported $84 of business income from his part ownership of a timber-growing enterprise."

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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