Skip to comments.Meeting 'We the People' (North on book tour)
Posted on 11/29/2012 2:47:06 PM PST by jazusamo
SAN ANTONIO One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television's cocoon and interact directly with the American people. Don't get me wrong; I love what I do at Fox News. My "beat" is keeping company with soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, Marines, special operators and others who protect us from harm. Though I live with these American heroes for weeks at a time overseas, I rarely have the opportunity to look their loved ones in the eye without visiting our wounded at a military hospital. A book tour completely alters that dynamic. All of the encounters are memorable. Some are humorous. Others are raw with emotion.
Since we began this 33-city odyssey on Nov. 20, thousands of our fellow citizens have walked up and asked me to sign their copies of "Heroes Proved." They have made my latest book a New York Times bestseller and it's at once gratifying, humbling and, often, emotional experience. At every book signing, people produce photographs of me standing beside them or their loved ones. In nearly every picture, we are wearing camouflage clothing, flak jackets and helmets.
There are faded photos taken decades ago during a faraway, long-ago war called Vietnam. Others were shot in dusty encampments in Central America and Mesopotamia. Many are from the margins of gunfights in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines and Somalia. A good number are from vessels large and small in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. Some of these pictures were taken just weeks ago by the young Americans I was accompanying in the shadows of the Hindu Kush and emailed to the parent, sibling, relative or friend standing before me.
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These conservative book authors need to translate their works into spanish and ebonics and distribute them in inner cities with a free beer if they really want to make a difference. The conservative book market is saturated insofar as the target audience is concerned, and it amounts to preaching to the choir.
“The conservative book market is saturated insofar as the target audience is concerned, and it amounts to preaching to the choir.”
It’s a BIG choir apparently quite profitable, or they wouldn’t keep doing it.
The Left is actually the minority. It’s unbelievable what they’ve accomplished against the majority.
We can do better, and we’d better.
He sold any weapons to Iran. He lied to Congress, destroyed evidence, and almost took down Reagan’s presidency. What a guy!
We’ve heard it all before from the leftists.
A shame there isn’t many more patriots like Col. North.
What exactly is the patriotic part that I am missing? You do know that he sold wepaons to Iran and lied about it, right?
I know every word of the whole thing and you should learn it all too.
Do you like Oliver North?
Ping to his “Meeting We the People.”
Thank you for the ping.
You must have "liberal" leanings to make such ignorant statements. If you do some real research on Iran Contra, you'll find that Reagan decided to try to secure the release of 7 Americans and was willing to risk the flak because he'd rather get hammered for taking action and be able to look himself in the mirror, than to keep himself safe by taking no action. Ollie was a patriot who allowed himself to be the "fall guy" because he believed in what Reagan was doing.
You must be be one of those “progressives” because selling weapons to the Persians for the release of American hostages is a no deal in my book.
Does it make you feel better knowing that all of that Iranian money went to the “Freedom Fighters” in Nicaragua?
How did that work out?
Enjoy your GOP-E!
You deserve it!
I guess I'm as progressive as Reagan was and you seem to be much more progressive because you totally ignored your original statement in order to sound as if you hadn't stepped in the turd of ignorance. You denigrated Ollie North as the guy who ruined Reagan because of Iran Contra. I told you you were wrong and it was Reagan's decision and Ollie willingly took the heat.
Like the progressiveness you try to label me with, you hate being wrong and will lie and change the subject to try not to be wrong. It must be a tough job trying to prove "moral superiority" when you can't decide what turns your crank.
Yes - Reagan began the deal to try to redeem the lives of hostages and it turned bad. Those we dealt with did the same as muzzies and Dems do all the time and did not stick to the deal. The history of the whole deal (other than little excerpts to be found here and there, many generated by/with the MSM) is pretty fascinating.