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President Bush warned GOP to have caution on choice of Sarah Palin, according to new book
NY Daily News ^ | September 15th | ALEX HAZLETT

Posted on 09/15/2009 6:24:15 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Edited 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: distortions; latimer; lies; memoir; palin; smearjob; smears; speechless
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They're still smearing Sarah
1 posted on 09/15/2009 6:24:16 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This doesn’t sound like Bush.


2 posted on 09/15/2009 6:25:41 PM PDT by omega4179 (We must be the change.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The GOP Establishment hated Reagan and Goldwater, too.

It didn’t exactly stop them.


3 posted on 09/15/2009 6:26:08 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Shouting racism and calling Sarah inexperienced are LIES.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 6:26:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

He didn’t like her because she is a conservative.


5 posted on 09/15/2009 6:26:50 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Sarah should have known better to go on that dimwit Katie’s show and talk conservative politics.


6 posted on 09/15/2009 6:26:52 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Palin, who started out as the darling of the Republican party, lost her footing when she came under media scrutiny.

Demonstrably false.

This schmuck releases his book just as the conservative movement has found its voice and is soaring.

Epic fail on his part.

7 posted on 09/15/2009 6:27:29 PM PDT by IncPen (The Liberal's Reward is Self-Disgust)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


8 posted on 09/15/2009 6:27:50 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Baloney.

Another fake-”Republican” Bush / McCain staffer.

Seeing a pattern here. Both campaigns were (completely) compromised by liberal agents.


9 posted on 09/15/2009 6:28:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (PALIN / BECK 2012.)
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To: omega4179

> “’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.


10 posted on 09/15/2009 6:28:23 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
President Bush warned GOP to have caution on choice of Sarah Palin

That means he didn't say it, so damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

11 posted on 09/15/2009 6:29:01 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: SUSSA

Hahaha!


12 posted on 09/15/2009 6:29:02 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

...they are worried sh**less....anything to bash a popular Conservative. The Daily News is the NYT lite....


13 posted on 09/15/2009 6:29:31 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


14 posted on 09/15/2009 6:29:37 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Soothesayer9

Big mistake, but that’s what you get when you are being handled by McCain retards.


15 posted on 09/15/2009 6:29:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It was a smear machine.


16 posted on 09/15/2009 6:30:12 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: omega4179

“This doesn’t sound like Bush.”

Apparently it’s not. Matt Latimer is a proven liar.


17 posted on 09/15/2009 6:30:23 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: omega4179
"'If bulls*** was currency,' he [Bush] said straight-faced, 'Joe Biden would be a billionaire.'"

Now that does.

18 posted on 09/15/2009 6:31:35 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: omega4179

Really?

He started the Stimulus nonsense, left the borders wide open, and kept Ramos/Compean in jail.

What doesn’t sound like him?


19 posted on 09/15/2009 6:31:42 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

For instance - read this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340633/posts


20 posted on 09/15/2009 6:31:47 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: omega4179

Yes it does... I’ve always maintained that he is more RINO than conservative.


21 posted on 09/15/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Sarah doesn’t fit the left, socialist Bush at all!


22 posted on 09/15/2009 6:32:25 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


23 posted on 09/15/2009 6:33:10 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Soothesayer9

ditto...


24 posted on 09/15/2009 6:33:12 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
This woman is being put into a position that she is not even remotely prepared for

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.

25 posted on 09/15/2009 6:33:16 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

An unauthorized biography I am sure. And a two-fer: slam President Bush AND Sarah Palin. How convenient.


26 posted on 09/15/2009 6:33:26 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: SUSSA

Yeah....Bush was a big government believer.....


27 posted on 09/15/2009 6:34:53 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yes and Bush left the GOP is such good shape we should really follow the course he has laid out to oblivion.


28 posted on 09/15/2009 6:35:04 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


29 posted on 09/15/2009 6:35:43 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Soothesayer9

Or meet with that jerk Charlie Gibson who admitted today he knows nothing of the ACORN scandal!


30 posted on 09/15/2009 6:37:05 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If bulls*** was book sales, hacks like Latimer could write million-sellers


31 posted on 09/15/2009 6:37:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
"'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."

"'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.

32 posted on 09/15/2009 6:38:02 PM PDT by Krodg
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“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.


33 posted on 09/15/2009 6:38:23 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; All
This has been disputed already:

GWB likes Sarah Palin

34 posted on 09/15/2009 6:39:13 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Soothesayer9

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


35 posted on 09/15/2009 6:39:59 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Thanks for the link


36 posted on 09/15/2009 6:41:01 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: max americana
“’This woman is being put into a position that she is not even remotely prepared for,’” Bush is quoted as saying

And Sarah has been hearing that half her adult life

37 posted on 09/15/2009 6:42:32 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's ACORN" - pace Auric Goldfinger)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I do not believe this but... if it is true... Bush was far from being ready himself. He knew enough to surround himself with good people and he was a fast study. I remember... during his first debate... when he could not name Musharraf as the leader of pok-eeeee-ston. He was lucky that Cheney agreed to be Vice President... much as juanabee mcdole was lucky to have Palin agree to be his Vice President... and it almost allowed him to win... until mcdole himself blew it.

LLS

38 posted on 09/15/2009 6:43:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: max americana

Sarah has the base support and the brains.


39 posted on 09/15/2009 6:44:42 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

GW should have warned the GOP about Sen. McCain being the nominee.


40 posted on 09/15/2009 6:44:44 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: omega4179

A Tall-Tale Tell-All [Dana Perino]

I knew Matt only a little bit. Now that an excerpt of his book is out, I’m 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 else’s expense — no matter how far-fetched their story may be.

For example, he writes that President Bush didn’t know who Sarah Palin was. That’s 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 don’t 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 don’t think he’s ever even said the word “keister.” C’mon.

I’m pretty sure that almost everyone who worked in the White House could not pick Matt out of a lineup, and I doubt that’ll change much after this book. Speechless should have been called “Shameless.”

09/15 05:30 PMShare


41 posted on 09/15/2009 6:45:42 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( Reagan said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.")
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To: Clyde5445

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!


42 posted on 09/15/2009 6:47:02 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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!


43 posted on 09/15/2009 6:48:39 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 ("Live free or die"......I'm ready to die now.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


44 posted on 09/15/2009 6:49:24 PM PDT by swheats (Time is the greatest equalizer. Seek God in America Again.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
What I see here is "wait a few days and see. She was doing fine until she allowed Charlie and Katie to TAPE her. If you ever give libs an interview, make it short, sweet, control the interview and NEVER tape it.

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.

vaudine

45 posted on 09/15/2009 6:50:05 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; All

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.


46 posted on 09/15/2009 6:50:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Sarah looked pretty damn good and looks even better in hindsight to the trainwreck we have in the WH.


47 posted on 09/15/2009 6:52:19 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

‘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.


48 posted on 09/15/2009 6:52:56 PM PDT by BeckB
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To: omega4179

We wish he had been that outspoken. (not about Sarah)

This is just another back stabbing Bush staff member scrambling for his 15 minutes.


49 posted on 09/15/2009 6:53:00 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


50 posted on 09/15/2009 6:54:17 PM PDT by pallis
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