Skip to comments.President Bush warned GOP to have caution on choice of Sarah Palin, according to new book
Posted on 09/15/2009 6:24:15 PM PDT by HalfmanhalfamazingEdited on 09/15/2009 9:24:06 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
While the rest of his party was celebrating the choice of novice VP candidate Sarah Palin last August, then-President George W. Bush attempted to inject some reason and caution into the melee, according to a new book by a former White House speechwriter.
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This doesn’t sound like Bush.
The GOP Establishment hated Reagan and Goldwater, too.
It didn’t exactly stop them.
Shouting racism and calling Sarah inexperienced are LIES.
He didn’t like her because she is a conservative.
Sarah should have known better to go on that dimwit Katie’s show and talk conservative politics.
This schmuck releases his book just as the conservative movement has found its voice and is soaring.
Epic fail on his part.
Don’t sweat it. Bush wouldn’t fund the border fence, would sell off our ports to Dubai. Those ain’t exactly smart things. He kept us safe for 8 years, and kept the Supreme Court safe, but after those two things, nothing to write home about.He’s too self-focused to understand Palin...he even pissed off Cheney time to time.
Another fake-”Republican” Bush / McCain staffer.
Seeing a pattern here. Both campaigns were (completely) compromised by liberal agents.
> “’This woman is being put into a position that she is not even remotely prepared for,’” Bush is quoted as saying in Matt Latimer’s new book “Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor.”
Not prepared for? I see: the only solution is to elect a Kenyan community organizer instead.
That means he didn't say it, so damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
...they are worried sh**less....anything to bash a popular Conservative. The Daily News is the NYT lite....
I believe this writer, another person trying to make money on the “Blame Bush” bandwagon - has had these assertions debunked already.....many threads about it on here.
Supposedly the writer claims President Bush didn’t know who Palin was - and was she the governor of Guam? When 3 weeks earlier he had met personally with her.....
So, puhleaze, do not put much stock in these claims.
Big mistake, but that’s what you get when you are being handled by McCain retards.
It was a smear machine.
“This doesnt sound like Bush.”
Apparently it’s not. Matt Latimer is a proven liar.
Now that does.
He started the Stimulus nonsense, left the borders wide open, and kept Ramos/Compean in jail.
What doesn’t sound like him?
For instance - read this thread:
Yes it does... I’ve always maintained that he is more RINO than conservative.
Sarah doesn’t fit the left, socialist Bush at all!
You’re right. It doesn’t sound like something Bush would say in and around a mere speech writer who hadn’t really been on staff all that long. Heck, he wasn’t a man prone to voicing that kind of opinion about anyone unless he was angry, which is what makes the comments about Obama believable. As for what his alleged to have said about Hillary, it doesn’t sound like him unless it is taken out of context from a joke about how difficult the job of President really is.
This is a fair assessment before she was a candidate. The campaign proved that the assertion was incorrect. And to this day she is more relevant that most other republicans. Sarah Palin has single-handedly reshaped the argument... in one "twitter" post she nuked Obamacare. Got to love her style.
An unauthorized biography I am sure. And a two-fer: slam President Bush AND Sarah Palin. How convenient.
Yeah....Bush was a big government believer.....
Yes and Bush left the GOP is such good shape we should really follow the course he has laid out to oblivion.
I used to like Bush but last couple of years of his presidency didn’t thrill me too much. His thing about saw grass? To run this country? Then his spending too?!! Very disappointing. Almost McCain like and now even more.
Or meet with that jerk Charlie Gibson who admitted today he knows nothing of the ACORN scandal!
If bulls*** was book sales, hacks like Latimer could write million-sellers
"'She hasn't spent one day on the national level. Neither has her family. Let's wait and see how she looks five days out,'"
If you read what are supposed to be his words minus the writers bias, you might see it in a different light.
I see that as someone who has been through the wringer and was waiting to see how she and her family would handle it.
BTW, it could all be BS as most 'tell all' books are.
“Palin, who started out as the darling of the Republican party, lost her footing when she came under media scrutiny.”
Did I miss something? Lost what footing? The only reason it was as close as it was was due to Palin. She drew bigger crowds than Obama! Revisionist history.
i thought her interviews on hostile network first was a bad move. It should’ve been foxnews, radio then the other media. Whoever was giving advice for mccain campaign suck badly
Thanks for the link
And Sarah has been hearing that half her adult life
Sarah has the base support and the brains.
GW should have warned the GOP about Sen. McCain being the nominee.
A Tall-Tale Tell-All [Dana Perino]
I knew Matt only a little bit. Now that an excerpt of his book is out, Im reminded of what a veteran of three White Houses told me: Beware of the quiet guy in the room.
Seems that every administration goes through this yes, even the Obamas will have someone take advantage of the career opportunity of a lifetime to try to feather their own nest at someone elses expense no matter how far-fetched their story may be.
For example, he writes that President Bush didnt know who Sarah Palin was. Thats rubbish Bush had just met Palin the previous month in Alaska, and he mentioned that to me literally two seconds after McCain made his announcement. So much of what Latimer claims the president said dont ring true to me. I was with the president for whole days at a time, through thick and thin, and I never heard him say things like that about others. And I dont think hes ever even said the word keister. Cmon.
Im pretty sure that almost everyone who worked in the White House could not pick Matt out of a lineup, and I doubt thatll change much after this book. Speechless should have been called Shameless.
09/15 05:30 PMShare
You’re very welcome. President Bush was a class act all the way through his Presidency despite receiving the most hatred I have ever witnessed spewed out in the most vile form ever...and I lived through the Reagan hatred.
Now Sarah Palin is on the receiving end of this same vile hatred.
They are ALLIES not OPPONENTS against the leftist/Marxist/Communists who control the MSM, the vile leftist blogosphere like DU and Huffington Post.
Just wanted to keep the record straight.
Sheesh we have just had a MIGHTY triumph over this past weekend....Let’s keep THAT momentum going and not fall in the libtard trap of trashing our own!
I hate to say it, but Bush was probably right. He wasn’t smearing Sarah, he just questioning if she was ready politocally for the national stage. I don’t Sarah was and it showed.......
BUT I also think Sarah learned alot of important things in that campaign that will serve her well in the future. like don’t trust any one from Washington and NEVER trust the media.
Bush was dead on on another thing:
“If bullsh*t was currency Joe Biden would be a millionaire.” LOL!
I sure hope President Bush isn’t thinking he’s gonna spend the rest of his years in Crawford in his easy chair. The American people still need his input.
For starters he can tell this author he’s lying and set the record straight.
The iron of both these interviews is that it ruined the interviewers. I wouldn't speak to Katie if we bumped into each other or Charlie either---0 respect for them.
The good folks at Conservatives4Palin are going to pick this whole thing apart and get to the bottom of this within the next few days....more desperate innuendo from libs on the verge of Palin’s speech in Hong Kong.
Sarah looked pretty damn good and looks even better in hindsight to the trainwreck we have in the WH.
‘then-President George W. Bush attempted to inject some reason and caution into the melee, according to a new book by a former White House speechwriter.’
REASON and CAUTION! That is a matter of opinion. Not the first bad judgement call by Bush.
We wish he had been that outspoken. (not about Sarah)
This is just another back stabbing Bush staff member scrambling for his 15 minutes.
Whether or not Bush said anything like this about Palin, I’d say after a week in that she looked great, by far the best looking VP candidate we’ve ever had, and she drew huge crowds. Giving us a refreshing dose of conservatism in an otherwise disappointing election year. She managed to make me do something I would have sworn would never happen, vote for McCain.