A somewhat interesting bit on what seems to be one of America’s favorite complaints.
… George W. Bush isn’t the first U.S. president to use it. Dwight Eisenhower, and Gerald Ford were both apparently “noo-kyoo-ler” men. Jimmy Carter, who did graduate work in nuclear physics, pronounces the word nook-ee-uh.
Not that it sounds any less incorrect, but I’d be willing to bet there are more than a few “partisan complainers” who hate Bush’s pronunciation, but manged to overlook the flaw in Nobel Prize-winning Democrat Jimmy Carter.