Skip to comments.George W. Bush slammed other politicians during presidency, ex-speechwriter Matt Latimer writes
Posted on 09/15/2009 5:39:59 AM PDT by Saije
Is there a politician George W. Bush ever liked? Not according to former Dubya speech writer Matt Latimer. In his forthcoming memoir, "Speech Less: Tales of a White House Survivor," Latimer says the former Prez dissed pretty much everyone in Washington - including Barack Obama.
"He came in one day to rehearse a speech, fuming," Latimer writes. "'This is a dangerous world,'" he said for no apparent reason, "and this cat [Obama] isn't remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you."
GQ's October issue has a sneak peek at the book - out Sept. 22 - which is being touted as a "Devil Wears Prada" for the White House. In the excerpt, Latimer dishes on the other politicos Dubya has privately mocked.
"If bull- was currency," he said, "Joe Biden would be a billionaire." Of the GOP's Sarah Palin, he cracked, "I'm trying to remember if I've met her before. What is she, the governor of Guam?"
And although he may have detested her, Bush always believed Hillary Clinton would be a Democratic political contender. Groused the former Prez, "Wait till her fat keister is sitting at this desk."
A rep for Bush said, "No comment."
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I criticize Bush on some things, but he nailed that one.
Such courage on his part, to go after a political figure that is as adored by the media as GWB.
“and this cat [Obama] isn’t remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you.”
True statement, so what’s wrong with that?
Oh yeah, it’s racist.
Sounds like a good thing, to me.
Doesn’t sound as much ‘dissing’ as offering an honest appraisal.
This is the W I loved. Where did it go the last 4 years?
Good! We can all like Bush a little better now. I doubt the wormy author is very honest in his representation of Bush’s comments on Sarah.
At least GWB never declared official two minute hate sessions for his political enemies like Obama’s White House does.
'This is a dangerous world,'" he said for no apparent reason, "and this cat [Obama] isn't remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you."
Too bad he didn't say that, but if he did he was right.
I cannot picture in my mind President Bush ever using the term “cat”! This is BS.
Well, it ain’t like someone is going to produce a tape of Bush not saying these things. So you tell what will sell. .
Yeah? Did he do it while overseas like Carter, Clinton & Obama did for ALL the world to see & hear, hmmm?
I think I like Bush a lot moree today.
What about Dick Cheney?
I cannot picture in my mind President Bush ever using the term cat! This is BS.
I had the same reaction. Just doesn't ring true.
adore him and miss him so much.
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