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In all seriousness, though only inasmuch as I know anything about these things (i.e., not much):

  1. He likes athletics and kept in shape while president and thus served as a good role model in that regard.
  2. He tried cracking down on sex tourism in SE Asia. I lived in Thailand between 2003–5 and this probably got more attention there than here?
  3. He tried doing something about AIDS in Africa.
  4. In 2005, he helped establish the King Abdullah scholarship program. Since then, I’ve taught several Saudi students who came to the US to study through that program.
  5. He comes across as a nice enough guy who would be, as the saying goes, someone you could have a beer with.

Other than that, he was a godawful, terrible, horrible, monstrous, disastrous president and I hated every second of his two terms.

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No doubt because he got a free blood pressure test and consultation today*:

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I’m something of a politics junkie. I also adore maps. So you can imagine my joy when I came across this very detailed (county-by-county!) elections-results map by John Nelson. Extremely high-res versions are available, just click here.

It will come in very useful when you plan your next move.

Update: More maps here and here.

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