The Bush Book

  • Webster666

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    Apr 25, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    George W. Bush book 'Decision Points' out Nov. 9

    By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

    Sunday, April 25, 2010

    (04-25) 14:34 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) --

    The publisher of former President George W. Bush's book "Decision Points" on Sunday set a Nov. 9 release date, unveiled its cover design and announced new details about it.

    Bush has said he is not writing a traditional memoir but an account of key decisions in his life. The cover features a photo of then-President Bush alone with his thoughts, standing in the Rose Garden Colonnade, wearing a dark suit and holding a briefing book, his head turned slightly from the camera.

    According to Crown Publishers, "Decision Points" will offer "gripping, never-before-heard detail" on such historic events as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the 2000 presidential election along with Bush's decision to quit drinking, his relationship with his family and other personal details.

    "Since leaving the Oval Office, President Bush has given virtually no interviews or public speeches about his presidency," Crown said in a statement. "Instead, he has spent almost every day writing 'Decision Points,' a strikingly personal and candid account revealing how and why he made the defining decisions in his consequential presidency and personal life."

    A publishing industry source familiar with the book said that Bush had completed a first draft and was editing the manuscript on a computer at his office in Dallas. A former White House speech writer, Chris Michel, is helping with research. The source was unsure whether Bush had compared notes with his wife, Laura Bush, whose memoir comes out May 4.

    The source asked not to be identified because the book had not been released.

    As president, Bush was known for not acknowledging errors, but Crown said that he "writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his historic achievements in reforming education, providing life-saving treatments for HIV/AIDS and malaria for millions of people in Africa, safeguarding the country from another terrorist attack, and other areas."

    The book will have a list price of $35. One thousand signed, clothbound copies will be available, priced at $350 each.

    The former president will promote "Decision Points" through a national tour, although Crown, a division of Random House Inc., said no details were available.



  • Webster666

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    Apr 25, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    "Gripping ?" LOL. Will this be the further adventures of, "My Pet Goat ?" And, there's no way in hell that he wrote a word of it. In fact, it probably has no words at all, only pictures, stick figures, and doodles. The book has a release date of November 9. And, you can bet that it will be in the $2.00 bargain bin on November 10.

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    Apr 25, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    The real question is - do Republicans want to buy this?
    How do they feel about Bush at this point?
    Do they recognize all the damage he did to their party?
    Or are they still mindless Bush-backers?
  • GQjock

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    Apr 26, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    Right now Bush is Persona-nongrata
    because the republicans cannot cop to the plea
    that they were in cahoots with these criminals

    But jeez guys .....
    you voted for everything he did
    you played cheerleader for every hairbrained thing he thought up

    at least you can take credit for the failure that he is
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    Apologize?
    Admit that they screwed up in EPIC fashion?
    Nah, the Repub/Baggers are going with the LIE LIE LIE strategy for 2010.
    The only way we'll ever get a mea culpa from them is if the LYING strategy doesn't work and they don't win a significant number of seats this fall.
    MAYBE, then they'd face up to, and admit to, all the damage they did during the last decade.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 26, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Well, I for one cannot wait to read the book. I still have a huge amount of respect for the former President as I am sure millions of Americans do as well. Of course, they don't live in the bubble many of you do, but they are out there. Sales of the book will be proof in the pudding
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 26, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    It strikes me as a interesting book that I may read.

    I may not liked his as President, but I respect him for what he did, as Curious said.
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    Anybody who thinks Bush did a good job as president doesn't live in a bubble.
    They live in an alternate reality totally devoid of the facts of the Bush record.

    There's are reasons his poll numbers were in the 20's for the last 2-3 years of his presidency.
    And that his party lost control of both houses of Congress and the White House on his watch.

    1.)His gross incompetence at responding to 9-11 by invading Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9-11, and that had no WMD's and posed no "imminent threat" to the U.S.
    And his failure to capture or kill Bin Laden as he promised, and to finish the job in Afghanistan.

    2.)His complete failure at managing the economy.
    The fact that he inherited a booming economy, and left the next president an economy in the worst recession since the Great Depression.
    And that he inherited a shrinking National Debt, and left behind a National Debt exploding with debt caused by his Bush tax cuts for the rich.

    Those are just the major disasters of his presidency.
    There are many smaller disasters.

    No president has done as much damage to the country during his time in office as Bush.

    Let's see if he admits to any of the "mistakes" I listed.
    Or, if he sticks with saying that his only failure was one of not communicating well.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    He never said he was a "good" president, he jsut respects what he did. I do as well, that's a tough ass job, but he sure did f*ck things up and it wasn't all his fault either.

    Hell, Obama right now doesn't have my approval overall right now because of his inability to really acknowledge gay issues besides DADT.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidAnybody who thinks Bush did a good job as president doesn't live in a bubble.
    They live in an alternate reality totally devoid of the facts of the Bush record.

    There's are reasons his poll numbers were in the 20's for the last 2-3 years of his presidency.
    And that his party lost control of both houses of Congress and the White House on his watch.

    1.)His gross incompetence at responding to 9-11 by invading Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9-11, and that had no WMD's and posed no "imminent threat" to the U.S.
    And his failure to capture or kill Bin Laden as he promised, and to finish the job in Afghanistan.

    2.)His complete failure at managing the economy.
    The fact that he inherited a booming economy, and left the next president an economy in the worst recession since the Great Depression.
    And that he inherited a shrinking National Debt, and left behind a National Debt exploding with debt caused by his Bush tax cuts for the rich.

    Those are just the major disasters of his presidency.
    There are many smaller disasters.

    No president has done as much damage to the country during his time in office as Bush.

    Let's see if he admits to any of the "mistakes" I listed.
    Or, if he sticks with saying that his only failure was one of not communicating well.




    Yeah, right, I read all of your other posts that said the same rant icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWell, I for one cannot wait to read the book. I still have a huge amount of respect for the former President as I am sure millions of Americans do as well. Of course, they don't live in the bubble many of you do, but they are out there. Sales of the book will be proof in the pudding


    I'll be right in line with you.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    futuresooner -
    Gay rights is important to me too, but not as important as economic, and national security issues.
    I'm disappointed that Obama hasn't done anything substantive on marriage equality and other gay issues, but I understand that it would be playing into the Republicans hands.
    I remember how the Repubs used anti-gay marriage, and anti-gays in the military, hate - to win votes in 1994.
    And how they put anti-gay marriage measures on the ballots in swing states in 2004, to get a large turnout of gay-hating Republican voters, and to help reelect Bush.

    Obama needs to do more on gay rights issues after the 2010 election.
    If he doesn't do more - I will consider that unacceptable.

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    Apr 26, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    You can call it a "rant", curiousjock - but that doesn;'t change the FACTS I detailed.
    And the utter failure of the Bush presidency.

    However - your knee-jerk defense of Bush seems to indicate that the answer to the quesions I asked is that:
    1.)YES, republicans DO want to buy this book.
    And,
    2.)YES, you and your fellow Republicans ARE still mindless Bush-backers.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    Yeah, whatever may be said of the guy I can't help but to feel curiosity about the book.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 26, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidYou can call it a "rant", curiousjock - but that doesn;'t change the FACTS I detailed.
    And the utter failure of the Bush presidency.

    However - your knee-jerk defense of Bush seems to indicate that the answer to the quesions I asked is that:
    1.)YES, republicans DO want to buy this book.
    And,
    2.)YES, you and your fellow Republicans ARE still mindless Bush-backers.



    No, we just live in "The Real World", NOT the "Bush is responsible for all that is bad in the world" world
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWell, I for one cannot wait to read the book. I still have a huge amount of respect for the former President as I am sure millions of Americans do as well. Of course, they don't live in the bubble many of you do, but they are out there. Sales of the book will be proof in the pudding


    For the illiterate, the phrase is "the proof of the pudding" [... is in the eating]. Putting proof in the pudding would either render it inordinately intoxicating, or give somebody a nasty shock when they find a severed hand or somesuch.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    NO, you don't live in the "real world", curious.
    In the real world, Bush is an EXTREMELY unpopular president.
    You just don't know that because you live in a Fox fantasyland of delusion.

    And, I didn't say Bush is responsible for "all that is bad in the world".
    Don't twist my words to mean something beyond what I said.

    He doesn't have to be responsible for ALL the bad, to be responsible for a mind-boggling amount of damage.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    Webster666 said"Gripping ?" LOL. Will this be the further adventures of, "My Pet Goat ?" And, there's no way in hell that he wrote a word of it. In fact, it probably has no words at all, only pictures, stick figures, and doodles. The book has a release date of November 9. And, you can bet that it will be in the $2.00 bargain bin on November 10.



    Webster demonstrates a pronounced aptitude for summing up a situation very accurately and should perhaps consider a side career as a book reviewer.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    TigerTim said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWell, I for one cannot wait to read the book. I still have a huge amount of respect for the former President as I am sure millions of Americans do as well. Of course, they don't live in the bubble many of you do, but they are out there. Sales of the book will be proof in the pudding


    For the illiterate, the phrase is "the proof of the pudding" [... is in the eating]. Putting proof in the pudding would either render it inordinately intoxicating, or give somebody a nasty shock when they find a severed hand or somesuch.



    Hmmmm...I think I will stick with "The Proof is in the pudding", but thank you for the grammer lesson anyway icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    TigerTim said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWell, I for one cannot wait to read the book. I still have a huge amount of respect for the former President as I am sure millions of Americans do as well. Of course, they don't live in the bubble many of you do, but they are out there. Sales of the book will be proof in the pudding


    For the illiterate, the phrase is "the proof of the pudding" [... is in the eating]. Putting proof in the pudding would either render it inordinately intoxicating, or give somebody a nasty shock when they find a severed hand or somesuch.



    Hmmmm...I think I will stick with "The Proof is in the pudding", but thank you for the grammer lesson anyway icon_wink.gif


    This isn't grammar, this is semantics. Do you understand the difference? "The Proof is in the pudding" makes absolutely no sense at all!
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    Popcorn. POPCOOORRRRRNNNNNNN!

    Where' my popcorn?
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidPopcorn. POPCOOORRRRRNNNNNNN!

    Where' my popcorn?


    I just really really really hate abuses of the English language, y'know :-)
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 26, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I just really really REALLY resent people who get so worked up over "semantics" in a silly internet forum icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI just really really REALLY resent people who get so worked up over "semantics" in a silly internet forum icon_lol.gif


    You're suffering from double standards here. Whenever you're making a point, apparently we should take you seriously no matter how idiotic what you write is. When the rest of us are making a serious point, it's a "silly internet forum".

    The Lady doth protest too much.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 26, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    Tim, I should warn you, it's my birthday, so it would be in poor taste for you to be mean to me for the next 24 hours...and RickRick, I am awaitng my internet birthday card from you icon_wink.gif