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    George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books



    What a phony, he takes other peoples writings and passes them off as his own.

    Crown also got a mash-up of worn-out anecdotes from previously published memoirs written by his subordinates, from which Bush lifts quotes word for word, passing them off as his own recollections. He took equal license in lifting from nonfiction books about his presidency or newspaper or magazine articles from the time. Far from shedding light on how the president approached the crucial "decision points" of his presidency, the clip jobs illuminate something shallower and less surprising about Bush's character: He's too lazy to write his own memoir.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    I'm not seeing the issue here, since they are taken from notes from meetings. Furthermore, if they are properly cited, then everything is fine. The man ran things like a delegation managerial style, so it is unsurprising that is likewise going to influence the creation of the book. Lastly, I cannot tell you how many times I can run into similar statements quoted in similar ways to prove similar points. Some of this overlap is necessary.

    I think the author of the post was looking too hard for controversy.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post


    What a phony, he takes other peoples writings and passes them off as his own.



    George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books
    wow,,, an attack on Dubbya from Huff Po...color me surprised

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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...lRVKAHR0dY4eTM

    the former president has received a rave from a fellow White House alumnus, Bill Clinton.

    "'Decision Points' is well-written, and interesting from start to finish. I think people of all political stripes should read it," Clinton said in a statement released Friday. "George W. Bush also gives readers a good sense of what it's like to be president, to take the responsibilities of the office seriously, do what you think is right, and let history be the judge. The book may not change the minds of those who disagree with decisions President Bush made, but it will help you to understand better the forces that molded him, and the convictions that drove him to make those decisions."
    Bubba liked the book
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Well, yes, because some other, more talented people seem to have written it

    If it's true that some anecdotes were "lifted word for word," that's just sad.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Bill Clinton is a politician.


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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    And Henry Kissinger (who made a similar comment on Douglas Feith's memoir) is a fantastic bureaucratic knife-fighter and statesman....what's your point?
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    And Henry Kissinger (who made a similar comment on Douglas Feith's memoir) is a fantastic bureaucratic knife-fighter and statesman....what's your point?
    My post was in response to another poster; it's pretty self explanatory.


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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    from which Bush lifts quotes word for word, passing them off as his own recollections.
    Talk about grasping straws. As if people go around filling books with word for word quotes they've committed to memory over the past eight years.

    To think that left wing organizations have dozens or hundreds of interns scouring the book for damning little tidbits... and this is the best they're able to come up with.

    It's actually quite comical.
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    Re: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    My post was in response to another poster; it's pretty self explanatory.
    It was self-explanatory in retrospect. It should have been obvious to me that you had no clever retort, so you went with whatever you had in your head at the time.
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