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

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Do you read? Do you tell anyone about the books you read? Is there anybody in the world who could state how many books you read this year? Last year?

    How in the world would Rove know how many books Bush read? I'll tell you how - he told Bush how many books he read.
    Actually, I do know because I keep a book blog. I don't see why the President wouldn't keep track of the books he reads as well...
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

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    So intolerant of you.
    What is wrong about that characterization? At least it is actually based on some facts...
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Do you read? Do you tell anyone about the books you read? Is there anybody in the world who could state how many books you read this year? Last year?

    How in the world would Rove know how many books Bush read? I'll tell you how - he told Bush how many books he read.
    Here's a better question... Do you read? If so, read the link I posted. It makes it clear that Rove knew how many books Bush read, because they had a contest going.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    That reminds me of the that scene in A Fish Called Wanda where Kevin Klein says monkeys don't read Neitzsche and Jamie Lee Curtis says, "yes they do, they just don't understand it".
    And yet, I'll bet he got better grades at Yale and HArvard then you got at Yale and Harvard.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November|WorldBBNews

    Aside from the easy oxymoron of "Bush writing a book", when even Condi Rice warned his administration that, "He's not a big reader", does anybody believe Bush actually wrote a book when during his 8 years in office he probably didn't read one?

    Will Bush come down to earth and admit to making mistakes?
    Will he fill in any missing time from his National Guard service?
    Will he admit his "No child left behind" was a colossal failure as it actually caused more work for our nations teachers due to more testing and being hugely under funded?
    Will there be any confessions on his lies that caused us to invade an innocent country?
    Will he admit invading Iraq was his plan even before he took office?
    Will he confess to ignoring Clinton's heated warnings about Bin Laden when he first took office?
    Will he tell us why Ashcroft starting flying on private jets just before 9/11?
    Will he tell the truth about Cheeney's and Rove's and Libby's conspiracy to out a covert CIA agent and why he never fired anyone after he told the nation he would?
    Will he speak to Rove's involvement in firing those U.S. Attorneys who didn't do Rove's political hack work?
    Will he admit that Cheeney actually ran everything and worked him like a puppet?
    Will he tell us why he suddenly grew a backbone when he defied Cheeney's constant requests to pardon Libby?

    I don't expect any deep thoughts from this or any heretofore not known revelations. Even a good ghost writer can't get blood from a stone. I expect the same level of substance in this that's in Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue". That is... none. This will have a similar purpose as did Rove's book, to polish his image for the historians. He never cared about what the American people thought of him while he was our president. This will be no different.
    Is it written in crayon?

    haha, and no, I don't think really any politician actually writes their own books.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    And yet, I'll bet he got better grades at Yale and HArvard then you got at Yale and Harvard.
    How would you know? I could actually get into either school without being the grandson of Prescott. Face it, if his name were Bob Smith he's be a grocery bagger. And likely a bad one at that.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Leaving aside the partisan rhetoric(why is it unsurprising that conservatives and libertarians defend Bush, while liberals attack him over this), it actually should be interesting to see how Bush defends his decisions, what mistakes he admits to, how he views the events of his life, and the story of his quitting drinking(which is much more difficult than some people realize). You do not have to agree with a president to think that their memoirs will be interesting reading. In fact, the opposite is to an extent true.

    As far as whether Bush wrote it or not, he wrote it as much as any president writes their memoirs. He probably did not write most of the text, but he certainly will have crafted all the stories.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Leaving aside the partisan rhetoric(why is it unsurprising that conservatives and libertarians defend Bush, while liberals attack him over this),
    Actually, if a libertarian defends Bush they are, by definition, not a libertarian.
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    Re: Memoir by George W Bush to be published in November

    In short, no, it won't satisfy crazy conspiracy theorist kooks. Are you jumpin on the birther movement too ADK or you just a truther?

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

    I highly doubt this is true. I am an avid reader and also a full time student and can't manage to finish more than 3-4 four good sized books a month. I can't imagine running a country and reading close to 8 books a month. He was reading 2 a week? What kind of books...?
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