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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    I'm going to pick up a copy of this book.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I'm going to pick up a copy of this book.
    Light reading is your taste I see. !!
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Putting aside partisan politics and how one views the former President's tenure in office, the book might well provide a learning opportunity. One might be able to better understand the President's decision making, how he viewed events, what risks he had to confront, what trade-offs he believed were inherent in his decisions, his "big picture" view of the context in which the U.S. found itself, his perceptions concerning the unfolding economic crisis that likely has been the seminal event of the first decade of the 21st century (if not longer), etc. Reading such books can allow one greater insight into a President's tenure. I, for one, will look forward to reading the book when it is published.
    A fair point donsutherland(as usual).

    I believe that the usual suspects have already made up their minds as to GWB reasons/motivations for what he did while in office, and any such memoir of his that states any differently will be viewed as a lie by them. Its a zero sum game in that regard. Luckily GWB never tried to do anything to woo that particular crowd.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Light reading is your tste I see. !!
    Light reading?

    I don't call the years that Bush presided over as "light" by any means.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    I'm going to pick it up.

    I haven't bought a coloring book in the longest time.

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    After reading some of the comments on this thread:

    I am a little concerned by the lack of legitimate interest people have about the Bush II era. Turtling oneself into partisan rhetoric cannot eliminate the fact that Bush was a very, very important US President. Everyone should be hopeful that there is a morsel of sincerity and honesty in this book.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    After reading some of the comments on this thread:

    I am a little concerned by the lack of legitimate interest people have about the Bush II era. Turtling oneself into partisan rhetoric cannot eliminate the fact that Bush was a very, very important US President. Everyone should be hopeful that there is a morsel of sincerity and honesty in this book.
    There won't be. All political books, except for a bare handful, are written by ghostwriters.

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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    A fair point donsutherland(as usual).

    I believe that the usual suspects have already made up their minds as to GWB reasons/motivations for what he did while in office, and any such memoir of his that states any differently will be viewed as a lie by them. Its a zero sum game in that regard. Luckily GWB never tried to do anything to woo that particular crowd.
    Partisanship cuts boths ways. I am sure that people made up their minds about Clinton's book(s) based upon what they thought about his politics or his party. Or the fact that he did 'party'.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    There won't be. All political books, except for a bare handful, are written by ghostwriters.

    I disagree.

    Elite Politicians are intellectuals whether we think their accent and ****ty public speaking ability lends credit to the fact.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Partisanship cuts boths ways. I am sure that people made up their minds about Clinton's book(s) based upon what they thought about his politics or his party. Or the fact that he did 'party'.
    They were idiots too. Nobody is absolved here.
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