Science isn’t the only thing being rewritten by the Bush Administration to suit their needs. The Whitehouse has apparantly rewirtten the biographies of past presidents to make them look like early versions of our current Idiot and Chief.
The White House website tries to recast Jefferson (among many others of the various presidents) as an early version of George W. Bush. It highlights that “he was no public speaker,” and emphasizes that he was elected by a vote in the House of Representatives - implicitly not unlike Bush’s selection by the Supreme Court.
Using http://www.archive.org/ it appears that these biographies predate Dubbya’s administration. So the misleading information doesn’t appear to be their fault; although, it is their responsibililty to correct.
These biographies appear to be taken from a short book written in the Reagan years, The Presidents of the United States of America (Amazon.com). I guess that would explain the Republican goggles. This book was produced by the White House Historical Association, which would explain why the Clinton administration used it when they set up the website.