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Bush memoirs delayed, say friends
Drudge/FT ^ | August 4 2010 | Edward Luce

Posted on 08/04/2010 5:19:52 PM PDT by woofie

George W. Bush insisted that publication of his forthcoming memoirs, “Decision Points”, which will elaborate on 10 key decisions that the self-dubbed “Decider” took in office, be put back until after the midterm elections, according to people close to the former president.

Mr Bush has maintained a studious silence since leaving office and has declined, in sharp contrast to Dick Cheney, his former vice-president, to criticise Barack Obama, the US president, over the past 18 months.

According to friends of Mr Bush, he resisted plans by the publisher to launch the book in September, which is traditionally a better time to maximise sales.

His friends say that Mr Bush, whose two terms in office remain unpopular among most Americans, did not want to insert himself into the midterm election campaign, where Republicans are expected to make big gains. The book will be published on November 9, a week after the polls. Mr Bush will give his first full interview to NBC on November 8.

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His friends say that Mr Bush, whose two terms in office remain unpopular among most Americans,

George W Bush will soon be one of the most admired Presidents....I think his delaying his book shows how selfless he is.

1 posted on 08/04/2010 5:19:54 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Once again, Bush shows that he is a guy with class.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 5:20:59 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Starve the Beast!")
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To: woofie

Thank you again ex-Pres Bush


3 posted on 08/04/2010 5:21:40 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: woofie

Laura Bush is probably behind this.....she is a DEMOCRAT and no one will convince me of otherwise! She helped influence him to seem WEAK.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: woofie

Wise move.


5 posted on 08/04/2010 5:22:37 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Ann Archy

Perhaps true. My opinion of Laura Bush has taken a nosedive. No way would I ever buy her book.


6 posted on 08/04/2010 5:24:07 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (NYC to Jihadist: WE SURRENDER!)
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To: woofie

I agree. He is a good man. But saying that in certain quarters here will get you flamed.


7 posted on 08/04/2010 5:27:08 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

She dressed nicely, and she handled herslf nicely, but she really HURT BUSH!! She adised him POORLY...VERY POORLY...she de-balled him a couple of times, and it wasn’t pretty.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 5:29:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I doubt very much that this was delayed in order to help Democrats.

This release pre-election would probably be seen by Democrats as an excuse to bring Bush back as an election issue.

One can argue whether harping on Bush would help Democrats much if at all, but its best if its off the table.


9 posted on 08/04/2010 5:37:21 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: woofie
....I think his delaying his book shows how selfless he is.

Indeed...sacrificing possible sales to protect the obama agenda and the democratic majority up for election. Yep, he's one helluva prince.

10 posted on 08/04/2010 5:38:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: woofie

Okay ... it’s not coming out in September.

What’s the new date? November ... with leaks in October?

I really hope nothing is published and nothing is leaked until after the mid-term elections. W owes that to all of us fighting for the survival of this nation and its laws not to turn attention away from the issues and onto him.

We’re many of the people who defended him against all odds for eight years. Delay in the release of the book and its prelaunch leaks would be a wonderful way for the former President to say “thank you”.


11 posted on 08/04/2010 5:38:42 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: woofie

I’m very glad about that, don’t want anything distracting anyone from 11/2!


12 posted on 08/04/2010 5:39:52 PM PDT by LibertyThug ("Equal rights for all, special privileges for none." Jefferson)
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To: hinckley buzzard

How do you figure delaying the release of his book protects Obama’s agenda? I don’t get that leap.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 5:42:15 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: woofie

I can’t read the link without registering.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 5:42:43 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Right_in_Virginia; 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; ...

~~ Ping!


15 posted on 08/04/2010 5:42:51 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: La Lydia

Don’t worry about flames. They only come out of the loud mouths of reptilian dragons.

George Bush — both of them — are fine and trustworthy men who love their country. I wish we had W back.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 5:44:39 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: hinckley buzzard

Sorry, but that is a stupid comment.

Releasing the book before the election would just draw attention to it and away from current issues. By delaying publication, Bush helps Republican candidates who already have a wealth of ammo to use against those currently in charge.

It’s a selfless act by a classy and gracious man, and totally in character.


17 posted on 08/04/2010 5:48:40 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Right_in_Virginia

The book was not supposed to come out until November as far as I know


18 posted on 08/04/2010 5:50:01 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: La Lydia
I agree. He is a good man. But saying that in certain quarters here will get you flamed.

GW was a great president. Flamers here are as immature and ungrateful as their allies on the left.

19 posted on 08/04/2010 5:50:31 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the ping, STARWISE! This does not surprise me at all. Very much in character with GWB.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 5:50:36 PM PDT by dmd25
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To: Kaslin
The book was not supposed to come out until November as far as I know

Not helpful. The leaks will be the focus in October.

GWB needs to postpone the release (and it's leaks) until December.

He doesn't need the money.

21 posted on 08/04/2010 5:56:17 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: tsmith130
W never really liked conservatives. We're sorta "poor trash" white and otherwise. He would never take up for us. That "noblesse oblige" stuff, where he got to noblesse and we ended up with all the oblige.

He made this to-do once about Texas not being southern. Excuse me? One of the Confederate states? Dixie played at football games? Maybe he spent more time in Maine than in Odessa, but Texas is southwestern by way of the south. The founders were from Tennesse.

That was insulting to the rest of the south, which put him into office.

I'll bet Harriet Miers was Laura's idea.

22 posted on 08/04/2010 6:00:14 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: woofie
George W Bush is one of the reasons The One is such a threat. No Power was too great for the Chimp said the BushBots. Well look who has all those powers handed W now? Good grief Bush couldn't even run through bills on GOP majority. Bush is almost as Liberal on many things as Al Gore. Yea every DEM will have a picture of W hanging up with a Caption “Thanks George we couldn’t have done it without your help”. This nation has not had a decent POTUS looking out for the USA's interest first since Reagan.
23 posted on 08/04/2010 6:01:35 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

November 9.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 6:02:41 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Well, whenever it comes out, I plan to buy it. I enjoyed First Lady Laura’s(she always will be the First Lady to me)book very much.


25 posted on 08/04/2010 6:03:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Ann Archy

You should get the BDS looked at. LOL!


26 posted on 08/04/2010 6:06:23 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Ann Archy

I will agree she was not a good fit as a politcal wife, but I doubt she is influencing this move. He is a good man imo and I believe the claims in the article.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT by fml
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To: carton253

Idiocy....unless you mena LAUAR BUSH SYNDROME!!


28 posted on 08/04/2010 6:31:34 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

No, I meant BDS.


29 posted on 08/04/2010 6:32:35 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: cva66snipe
This nation has not had a decent POTUS looking out for the USA's interest first since Reagan

And if you have RDS (Reagan Derangement Syndrome) you will come to the conclusion that Reagan was a liberal

30 posted on 08/04/2010 6:34:59 PM PDT by woofie
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To: carton253

I can see we are going to lose the 2012 presidential election. Same o same o as 2008.


31 posted on 08/04/2010 6:45:22 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: BARLF

Add on....and 2006


32 posted on 08/04/2010 6:46:42 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: tsmith130

You can find this on Drudge and go from there


33 posted on 08/04/2010 6:50:05 PM PDT by woofie
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To: tsmith130

Also there is not much more info available


34 posted on 08/04/2010 6:51:23 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Jedidah

I had to laugh when I read that..! LOL Reptilian dragons- that’s funny when applied to some of our resident malcontents. G. Bush could go around with a halo around his head, and some of these people would say it was tarnished or that it was crooked! In other words, he couldn’t do anything right in their eyes, sadly.

You could give them a list of the things he did right, and they’ll simply point out he messed up on immigration, or that he spent too much money, etc... Then they either won’t talk about him at all or it’s that he helped Obama get in. There’s no use arguing with them!


35 posted on 08/04/2010 7:06:06 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: woofie

good man...woefully poor president...a dupe of wall street who slept at the switch while the economy hurtled towards the precipice...started an unnecessary war by confusing his family’s personal gripe against a dictator with the national interests of the United States of America.

Just go away George. You are among the bottom ten American presidents and have zero chance of being rehabilitated.


36 posted on 08/04/2010 7:11:31 PM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: woofie
I'm guessing that the Bush handlers had let the publisher set the timetable, and the publishers timed the release to be in the week before the election.

Once the Bush handlere got wind of this, they demanded that the book be delayed until after the election.

I still expect the publishers to leak the juciest parts before the election.

Remember, the Bushes (all of them) are tone-deaf when it comes to reading the political pulse of those around them.

-PJ

37 posted on 08/04/2010 7:12:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
It's not a new date. It was never scheduled to come out in September because President Bush did not want to be involved in the political season.

The book will be available November 9, one week after we throw the bums out of office.

Reading Comprehension = 3; Misery Index = 8

President Bush owes us nothing. He served this nation courageously for fourteen years and was spat on continously for doing so. He's retired and deserves every peaceful moment he finds.
38 posted on 08/04/2010 7:15:34 PM PDT by freedom_is_earned
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To: BARLF

You got all of that from my little post. Wow! You’re amazing. LOL!


39 posted on 08/04/2010 7:20:43 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: freedom_is_earned

“President Bush owes us nothing. He served this nation courageously for fourteen years and was spat on continously for doing so. He’s retired and deserves every peaceful moment he finds.”

I couldn’t agree more!!


40 posted on 08/04/2010 7:24:29 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: carton253
You got all of that from my little post.

No, you just happened to be handy.

No matter the republican candidate in 2012 he/she will never be good enough for some on this forum. The drum beat has already started.

41 posted on 08/04/2010 7:32:28 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: BARLF

BTW, I agree with you.


42 posted on 08/04/2010 7:38:04 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Do you also advocate that Sarah Palin disappear until December?! After all, the MSM hates her more than they hate President Bush — and she doesn’t need the money either.

FYI 1: President Bush’s favorables are just as high if not higher that Palin’s:

GALLUP (7/10)
45% favorable: President George W Bush
44% favorable: Sarah Palin

FYI 2: Rasmussen has determined that more people blame Obama for the economy vs President Bush — including a majority of unaffiliated voters.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/august_2010/48_blame_obama_for_bad_economy_47_blame_bush
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FYI 3: President Bush’s facebook page has garnered over 300,000 ‘likes’ in under 2 months — not exactly the numbers one would expect from an ‘unpopular’ personality (he dwarfs Rush by comparison). . . BTW: A majority of those posting on this page actually want President Bush to release his book BEFORE not after the election . . . hmmmmmmmmmm.


43 posted on 08/04/2010 7:41:50 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: cva66snipe

Really?! Name one area in which President Reagan was more conservative (in actual deed NOT rhetoric) than President Bush.


44 posted on 08/04/2010 7:45:00 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: upsdriver

Again, couldn’t agree more!!


45 posted on 08/04/2010 7:45:41 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: beckett

Yep, Ron ‘I never met a Jew I liked or an earmark I disliked’ Paul couldn’t have written a ‘better’ (read inane) comment.


46 posted on 08/04/2010 7:52:59 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: carton253
Thank you.

BTW, I'm sorry you thought I was picking on you.)

I get a headache every time I think of six more years of what we now have in power. Enemies, evil enemies of my beautiful country.

47 posted on 08/04/2010 7:56:34 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: tsmith130

Looking for any reason to bash Bush no matter how illogical. Pay it no mind. Before this people were upset they would get released and blasted Bush saying it would help Democrats and Obama...now that Bush has stepped in against the wishes of the publisher to avoid becoming a campaign issue, they reverse course and attack him for that.


48 posted on 08/04/2010 8:02:28 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: DrDeb

My memory fails me but I have a vague recollection that in the years right after Reagan left office he received a fair amount of bashing from some on the right...
Of course what I really remember is the bitter hatred of him from the left....which continues to this day


49 posted on 08/04/2010 8:38:17 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie
I love your post so much, I just HAD to re-post it!!!

George W Bush will soon be one of the most admired Presidents....I think his delaying his book shows how selfless he is.

AGREED!!!!

50 posted on 08/04/2010 9:35:07 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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