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  • George W. Bush: Drill more to lower gas prices

    04/27/2011 6:21:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    George W. Bush: Drill more to lower gas prices By: Jennifer Epstein April 27, 2011 08:24 AM EDT Former President George W. Bush wants to see more oil drilling to combat prices at the gas pump that are nearing $4 a gallon, he said Wednesday. “I would suggest Americans understand how supply and demand works. And if you restrict supplies of crude, the price of oil is going to go up and it effects gasoline,” Bush said on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” before telling host George Stephanopoulos that he’s not too interested in talking about policy or politics. “You know,...
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • Maybe Obama Should Have a Beer Summit With George W.

    03/24/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 24, 2011 | Emmett Terrell
    WASHINGTON -- Well, it is official. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Norwegian Nobel Committee to take back President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks. President Obama, who ordered airstrikes against Libya and then took his wife and the girls on a sightseeing and official junket to South America, probably took little note of the...
  • President Obama Announces New Measures... With Perhaps A Little Help From President Bush?

    03/18/2011 10:55:53 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies
    FNC ^ | 3/19/11 | fox news
  • More vindication for Mr. Bush

    02/28/2011 5:49:00 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 28, 2011 | Editorial
    In the aftermath of 9/11, George W. Bush frequently spoke of the desire of all people, regardless of their corner of the world, to live in freedom. Mr. Bush became a supporter of efforts to spread freedom and democracy around the world, arguing that the more free people feel, the less likely they are to fall under the spell of terrorist ideologies. In his second inaugural address, Mr. Bush said "the force of human freedom" is the only "force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes...
  • GWB Speech at SMU

    02/01/2011 7:48:43 AM PST · by Will88 · 40 replies
    Laura Ingraham is playing excerpts this morning from a speech GWB made at Southern Methodist University yesterday. She is playing the audio, but I have been unable to find anything on the internet so far.
  • Egypt Protests Show George W. Bush Was Right About Freedom in the Arab World

    01/28/2011 6:29:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 100 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 28, 2011 | Eliott Abrams
    "Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom and never even to have a choice in the matter?"... "Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe - because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty," Bush said. "As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish,...
  • WikiLeaks Reveals Bush Administration Orders to Spy on Israel

    01/24/2011 8:29:47 AM PST · by papabrody · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 24 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The WikiLeaks website last week leaked a secret State Department cable from October 31, 2008, directing United States officials to spy on Israel. The cable, dated only days before the 2008 American presidential elections, was signed by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The recently leaked cable reveals former U.S. President George W. Bush’s foreign policy czar instructing American diplomats in Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Defense Intelligence Agency and the CIA, to conduct a massive espionage operation against the Jewish state. The sought-for information covered all aspects of Israel’s political system, society, communications infrastructures...
  • Actually, Bush Vetoed Bill with 'End-of-Life' Provisions

    12/29/2010 4:43:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 100+ views
    big government ^ | 12/29/10 | SusanAnne Hiller
    I’m going to take the death panel end-of-life planning conundrum down one point at a time to make this very clear for Americans to understand what the Pelosi-led Democrats have done to your healthcare and their attempt to take cover under a Bush-era law–the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. The Hill reported that the Obama White House attempted to calm Americans’ fears of the dreaded death panels: The Medicare policy will pay doctors for holding end-of-life-care discussions with patients, according to the Times. A similar provision was dropped from the new healthcare reform law after Republicans...
  • George W. Bush: Stop Calling Them "Bush Tax Cuts"

    12/14/2010 10:00:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/10 | Mary Dooe
    George W. Bush: Stop Calling Them "Bush Tax Cuts"Posted by Mary Dooe December 14, 2010 10:59 AM George W. Bush suggested in a radio interview on Monday that the debate over extending tax cuts in Washington might be made easier by using a phrase other than "Bush tax cuts." In the interview, conservative talk radio host Scott Hennen said that three of the most used words in politics in the last few months have been "Bush tax cuts." That's because of the debate raging over whether and how to extend the cuts, which were established in 2001 and 2003 and...
  • Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe

    12/01/2010 8:03:33 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 70 replies · 2+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | December 1 2010 | David Corn
    <p>NewsletterShare Close this Share Box154 Comments | Post Comment.Wed Dec. 1, 2010 2:47 PM PST In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A "confidential" April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Department—one of the 251,287 cables obtained by WikiLeaks—details how the Obama administration, working with Republicans, leaned on Spain to derail this potential prosecution.</p>
  • The Decider returns to haunt Mr Nuance as George W. Bush eclipses Barack Obama

    11/13/2010 12:45:05 PM PST · by chickadee · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/13/2010 | Toby Harnden
    Looking at the 43rd and 44th American presidents right now, it is worth reflecting that it was only the unpopularity of Bush and all he represented that enabled someone as inexperienced and unproven as Obama to ascend to power. By the same token, perhaps only a performance in office as myopic, self-absorbed and hubristic as that of Obama could have brought about a Bush rehabilitation so swiftly.
  • Was Bush Right on TARP?

    11/09/2010 11:36:40 AM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-09-10 | Wordsmith
    "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," - President George W. Bush, December 16, 2008 on CNN President George W. Bush signs the $700 billion US financial bailout bill in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington Friday. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)Most conservatives just slapped their heads and groaned in consternation over the above statement; and probably also wanted to slap silly the president they've otherwise supported and defended for the last nigh 8 years in office. The Troubled Asset Relief Program was heavily criticized by many conservatives. In light of the stimulus spendings and expansion of...
  • The George Bush I Know

    11/09/2010 10:36:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 9, 2010 | Mark McKinnon
    As President Bush’s memoir Decision Points hits stores today, former campaign media adviser Mark McKinnon compares the book to the man he crossed the partisan divide to help elect.Every president becomes a caricature. The press, partisans, late-night shows, and other arbiters of our culture these days boil down complicated and multi-faceted personalities into one-dimensional punchlines. As President Bush writes in his new memoir, Decision Points, they "questioned my legitimacy, my intelligence, and my sincerity. They mocked my appearance, my accent, and my religious beliefs. I was labeled a Nazi, a war criminal, and Satan himself." I'm glad President Bush has...
  • Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket

    11/02/2010 4:53:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket By PETER BAKER 6:14 p.m. | Updated President George W. Bush considered dumping Vice President Dick Cheney from his 2004 reelection ticket to dispel the myths about Mr. Cheney’s power in the White House and “demonstrate that I was in charge,” the former president says in a new memoir. The idea came from Mr. Cheney, who offered to drop out of the race one day during a private lunch between the two men in mid-2003. “I did consider the offer,” Mr. Bush writes, and spent several weeks exploring the possibility of replacing Mr....
  • Bush vs Obama

    10/31/2010 10:14:38 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Chatter4
    Great video. Bush vs Obama in Baseball and Golf.
  • CROWD ROARS as GW Bush Pitches a Perfect Strike at World Series

    10/31/2010 10:04:21 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/31/2010 | You Tube
    Video here...
  • Former President Bush Throws Out First Pitch At World Series (video)

    10/31/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 121 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 31, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Former President George W. Bush, accompanied by his father Former President George H. W. Bush, throws out the first pitch of game 4 of the World Series in Texas.
  • Crowd Roars At World Series As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4 (Video)

    10/31/2010 6:23:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-31-10 | Jim Hoft
    What a moment! George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series. THE CROWD ROARED. Then GW threw a strike to homeplate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4. What a wonderful moment. Watch the video here!

    10/28/2010 9:42:28 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 130 replies · 1+ views
    **Exclusive** **Must Credit** "It was a simple question, 'Can you remember the last day you didn't have a drink?'" So begins President George W. Bush in the opening chapter ["Quitting"] from the most anticipated book of the season, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal. With DECISION POINTS, set for release November 9, Bush pulls back the curtain with a strikingly personal work that takes very few shots at his critics. The former president even stays clear of Obama! ** From 911's "Day of Fire" to "Katrina" to "Financial Crisis", Bush explains how he returned to his faith, time and time again....
  • George Bush Admits Failure

    10/28/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT · by facedodge · 65 replies
    Gather ^ | 10/28/2010
    George Bush finally admitted failure, but not about what many would think. Former President Bush believes his biggest failure was on Social Security reform. Bush wanted to implement a semi-private . . .
  • Drudge Siren: Bush Book revealed

    10/28/2010 8:31:26 AM PDT · by tirednvirginia · 131 replies
    No link just headlines. Could this be the October Surprise?
  • George W. Bush - 9/11 Bullhorn Speech (Video)

    09/11/2010 10:55:23 PM PDT · by GVnana · 16 replies · 1+ views
    When we had a real president. Video at link.
  • An Ally Remembers (A Tony Blair Book Review)

    09/01/2010 5:42:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-02-10 | MARTIN RUBIN
    Defining 'New Labour,' defending the Iraq war, getting to know George W. Bush. It is now painfully obvious that Tony Blair—the man who led Britain for a decade, who transformed the country's dully orthodox Labour Party into dashing, moderate "New Labour," who faced down parliamentary opponents with brio and eloquently defended the invasion of Iraq—is no longer much of a hero in his own country. Indeed, he is intensely disliked, not least for his loyalty to the "freedom agenda"—the idea that, after 9/11, Western democracies had a duty to face down tyrants like Saddam Hussein and end the threat they...
  • Louisiana Voters Think Bush Did a Better Job of Handling Crisis Than Obama by 54%-33%

    08/28/2010 3:20:20 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 5 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | August 28, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Louisiana has face two major crisis in recent years. The first was hurricane Katrina handled by former President Bush. The second was the Gulf oil spill handled by current President Obama. A PPP poll (pdf) asked likely voters who they think is better at handling crisis, Obama or Bush. 54% chose President Bush. Only 33% picked President Obama.
  • Bush’s “Miss Me Yet?” T-Shirt A Best Seller At Martha’s Vineyard

    08/19/2010 11:23:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | August 19, 2010 | annem040359
    WOW! Even in the very liberal Martha Vineyard island area, a tee-shirt which shows in artistic form former President George W. Bush and with the famous words, “Miss Me Yet?” has become a “hit” at the local area shops. As it was reference to in the video, this is one tee-shirt that the vacationing President Barak Obama and family will not be smiling on.
  • Miss Me Yet?

    08/12/2010 7:10:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | August 12, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    I know I do. Set aside for the moment that he bought into Nancy Johnson’s outrageously expensive Medicare prescription drug program and try to remember this was the man who saw Islamofascism as a threat to national security and the battle against the terrorists as a war and not a police action. A man who saw his nation under attack and vowed not to let it happen again. Remember too, he was the man who refused to cave to the lefties who screamed the war was lost, and instead retooled his strategy in Iraq so Obama could claim victory. And...
  • Caption W @ Rangers BB Game

    08/11/2010 7:53:51 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 40 replies
    reuters | 08/11/10 | reuters
  • USO Dallas/Fort Worth's Photos - President Bush surprises the troops

    08/11/2010 5:34:41 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 90 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/112010 | Facebook
    Title says it all. Some great pics at the link!
  • Bush Aides Condemn Birthright Citizenship Reform (Compassionate Conservatives Support Invasion)

    08/11/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 46 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | August 11th, 2010 | David Frum
    Politico reports on Bush-era staffers who are condemning the latest rhetoric on ending birthright citizenship: The push by congressional Republicans to deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants has opened up a split in the GOP, with several former Bush administration officials warning that the party could lose its claim to one of its proudest legacies: the 14th Amendment. For Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) and other conservatives, the solution to what they regard as one of the greatest flaws of U.S. immigration policy is obvious: Amend the amendment, which grants citizenship to anyone born on American soil regardless...
  • Ex-President George W. Bush delays launch of memoir until after midterm elections

    08/05/2010 11:21:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies ^ | Aug 05, 2006 | BY Aliyah Shahid
    We misunderestimated the date of his book release. Friends of former president George W. Bush said he pushed back the launch of his memoir "Decision Points" out of fear that the book could negatively affect the outcome of the midterm elections, the Financial Times reported. Initially Bush was going to launch the book in September, which is a better time from a sales perspective. Instead, the book will hit the shelves on Nov. 9, a week after Election Day, when the GOP is expected to make large gains. Unlike other officials from the Bush Administration, the former president himself has...
  • Rasmussen: Days of blaming Bush are over

    08/02/2010 3:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 6+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 2, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    For the last two years, Democrats have blamed George W. Bush for all of the nation’s woes — and that meme has had a surprisingly long shelf life. Even a year after Barack Obama passed his Porkulus plan that supposedly would keep unemployment below 8% and instead lead to a generational nadir in employment, voters still bought the idea that Bush was more to blame for the current economy than the people in charge of Congress for the past four years and the man in the White House for the last eighteen months. Rasmussen says the days of Obama’s whine...
  • NBC’s Matt Lauer Lands First One-On-One Interview With George W. Bush

    08/02/2010 9:50:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 109 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 8-2-10 | Steve Krakauer
    With his new book, Decision Points set for release the next day, former Pres. George W. Bush will sit down with NBC’s Today show anchor Matt Lauer in a one-hour prime time special. It will be the first one-on-one interview Pres. Bush has agreed to since he left office. From the Today show site: Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has never granted a one-on-one television interview about his presidency. But he’ll sit down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer in a special “Matt Lauer Reports” airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8. President Bush will also join Matt live...
  • Bush's unpopularity among voters starts to fade

    07/25/2010 9:09:37 PM PDT · by thecodont · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | July 25, 2010 | 7:09 p.m. | By Michael A. Memoli, [Please Hold For Use By Weekend Newspapers]
    Reporting from Washington — As campaign foils go, George W. Bush was a very effective one for Democrats in 2006 and 2008, even though his name never appeared on a ballot. But now, as the party seeks to defend the majorities it built based in part on Bush fatigue, Democrats find that invoking the former president's name doesn't pack quite the same punch. New polling shows that Bush's standing among the electorate remains weak, and that voters for the most part still fault him for the nation's ailing economy. But as President Obama's popularity has stagnated, Democratic strategists say that...

    07/15/2010 7:23:00 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 147 replies ^ | 7/15/10
  • Report: Cheney underwent heart surgery last week

    07/14/2010 1:49:06 PM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 92 replies · 5+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | 7/14/2010 | Pete Williams
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent surgery last week to have a tiny pump implanted to assist in the functioning of his heart, a family spokesman says. The surgery implanted what's called a left ventricular assist device.
  • Happy Birthday, President George W. Bush

    07/06/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2010 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    It looks like President George W. Bush may have a pretty good birthday today. After all, this time last year the liberal media was terming him as "the worst president in American history." But a lot has changed since then. History has proven that the challenges he faced during his presidency were much more daunting that anyone realized. In fact, shortly after the 2008 presidential election, Gallup ranked Bush’s popularity at only 27 percent and Obama’s at 70 percent. Most of the country thought Obama would prove Bush totally incompetent, but since then a lot has happened, and Obama’s popularity,...
  • George W Bush joins Facebook

    06/02/2010 11:43:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 1,334+ views
    George W Bush joins Facebook FACEBOOK has a new member - former US president George W Bush. Bush joined the fast-growing social network yesterday and his profile page,, attracted more than 2,000 fans within a few hours. The first post on the page touted Bush's accomplishments since leaving office in January 2009. "President Bush has remained active," it said. "He has visited 20 states and 8 countries; given over 65 speeches; launched the George W Bush Presidential Center; participated in 4 policy conferences through The Bush Institute; finished the first draft of his memoir, Decision Points; and partnered with...
  • Laura Bush: George Now Has A ‘Man Cave’

    05/16/2010 4:49:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 109 replies · 4,436+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 16, 2010
    Laura Bush: George Now Has A ‘Man Cave’ He doesn’t have a White House staff making the coffee anymore, but former President George W. Bush now has a man cave. That was among the revelations made by former First Lady Laura Bush on “Fox News Sunday,” where she appeared to plug her new book “Spoken from the Heart.” The Bushes’ new home in suburban Dallas boasts a satellite dish. “We have the huge-screen TV. That was one of the first things we bought and put upstairs in George’s man cave, that we call it, the one big room that’s upstairs,...
  • Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion

    05/12/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 851 replies · 25,113+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Former first lady Laura Bush has broken with her husband on the premier social issues of his administration and said she backs gay marriage and abortion. After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry KingTuesday, that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush. Mrs. Bush in recent weeks has been promoting her memoir "Spoken from the Heart," in which she writes about her life both before and after becoming first lady. In response to a question about gay marriage,...
  • G-8 Chefs Baffled By Laura Bush's 'Poisoning' Claims

    05/01/2010 11:44:26 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 28 replies · 1,558+ views
    In her new memoir, former first lady Laura Bush writes that she, her husband and the American delegation may have been poisoned at the 2007 G-8 summit hosted by Germany. German federal investigators as well as the kitchen staff at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm refute her account. Steffen Duckhorn still remembers well the day Laura Bush thought she might die. He was feeling a bit worked up because he had heard that President George W. Bush, who was attending the G-8 summit in June 2007 in Heiligendamm, Germany, wasn't feeling well. Duckhorn had cooked for the president, and Bush was...
  • Miss him? Bush's reputation might be ready for a rebound

    04/30/2010 6:45:15 AM PDT · by Justaham · 109 replies · 1,897+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 4-30-10 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — Is George W. Bush about to start a political comeback? Written off as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history when he left office, the 63-year-old Bush has been keeping a low profile, fading from view as the country turned its attention to his successor, President Barack Obama . Now, some events might be turning in Bush's favor just as he and his family emerge to tell their side of the story, first with the release this week of Laura Bush's memoir, "Spoken From the Heart," then in November with the release of his book, "Decision Points."...
  • Laura Bush memoir claims president was poisoned at G8 summit

    04/28/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 89 replies · 2,871+ views
    Guardian ^ | 04/28/2010 | Ed Pilkington
    The former first lady Laura Bush has opened a diplomatic can of worms by writing in her new book that she and her husband may have been poisoned during a state visit to a G8 summit in Germany in 2007. The passage of Spoken From the Heart in which she discusses the incident amounts to the first time that the idea has been floated that George Bush's illness at the summit may have been the result of poisoning. The then US president succumbed to a stomach complaint, as did his wife and several members of their entourage, during a three-day...
  • George W. Bush Book 'Decision Points' Out Nov. 9

    04/25/2010 2:51:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies · 1,293+ views ^ | Apr. 25, 2010 | AP
    The publisher of former President George W. Bush's book "Decision Points" on Sunday set a Nov. 9 release date, unveiled its cover design and announced new details about it.
  • Miss Me Yet? The Freedom Agenda After George W. Bush

    04/23/2010 4:06:46 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 538 replies · 5,433+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-24-10 | BARI WEISS
    Dissidents in the world's most oppressive countries aren't feeling the love from President Obama. No one seems to know precisely who is behind the "Miss Me Yet?" billboard—the cheeky one featuring a grinning George W. Bush that looks out over I-35 near Wyoming, Minn. But Syrian dissident Ahed Al-Hendi sympathizes with the thought. In 2006, Mr. Hendi was browsing pro-democracy Web sites in a Damascus Internet café when plainclothes cops carrying automatic guns swooped in, cuffed him, and threw him into the trunk of a car. He spent over a month in prison, some of it alone in a 5-by-3...
  • Laura Bush Book Tour Published, Starts May 4 in Northern Virginia and D.C.

    04/19/2010 7:15:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies · 1,332+ views
    LauraW ^ | Monday, April 19, 2009
    Spoken from the Heart Book Tour Events Tuesday, May 4, 2010 McLean, VA Books-a-Million Book Signing @ 12:00 pm 1451 Chain Bridge Road McLean, VA Thursday, May 6, 2010 Arlington, VA Costco Pentagon City Book Signing @ 12:00 pm 1200 South Fern Street Arlington, VA Washington, DC Smithsonian GW University Lisner Hall Remarks and Book Signing @ 7:30 pm 2121 1 Street, NW Washington, DC Friday, May 7, 2010 Dallas, TX Dallas Museum of Art - Arts and Letters Live @ 7:30 pm Southern Methodist University 6414 Hilltop Lane Dallas, TX Saturday, May 8, 2010 Dallas, TX Borders Bookstore Book...
  • Poll: Public Split On Whether They Would Prefer Obama Or George W. Bush

    04/14/2010 9:05:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Poll: Public Split On Whether They Would Prefer Obama Or George W. Bush Eric Kleefeld | April 14, 2010, 11:39AM In yet another sign of political polarization, a new national survey from Public Policy Polling (D) finds that Americans are almost evenly divided on whether they would want to stick with President Obama -- or go back to George W. Bush. The poll asked: "Would you rather have Barack Obama or George W. Bush as President right now?" The answer was Obama 48%, Bush 46%, within the ±3.9% margin of error. Consider what a close result this is, compared to...
  • Poll: 46% want Bush back

    04/14/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1,185+ views
    Poll: 46% want Bush back By Eric Zimmermann - 04/14/10 11:02 AM ET Almost half of Americans prefer George W. Bush to President Obama, according to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey. Forty-six percent of respondents said they'd like to have Bush back in the White House, while 48% prefer Obama. From PPP: Bush had atrocious approval ratings for his final few years in office, particularly because he lost a lot of support from Republicans and conservative leaning independents. Those folks may not have liked him but they now say they would rather have him back than Obama. 87%...
  • Bush Official: We Knew Gitmo Inmates Were Innocent

    04/09/2010 6:01:07 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 64 replies · 1,497+ views
    Newser ^ | 04/09/2010 | Caroline Miller
    The Bush White House knew that hundreds of early Gitmo detainees were innocent, but refused to release them because the admission would weaken support for the war in Iraq, according to a new document obtained by the Times of London. The charge, by Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, was made in a declaration in support of a lawsuit for a Gitmo detainee. Wilkerson claims that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld knew that the majority of the initial 742 detainees had been picked up, not by the US military, but by Afghans and Pakistanis for...
  • Karl Rove is no conservative, as his memoir shows (stating the obvious alert)

    04/03/2010 9:14:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies · 1,937+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2009 | Craig Shirley and Donald Devine
    From William F. Buckley Jr. to Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan, the creators of the modern conservative movement always taught that excessive concentration of power in government leads inevitably to corruption and the diminution of personal freedoms. But while Rove credits these leaders for shaping his early political views -- ... he did not pursue their values while in the White House. To the contrary, as the chief political architect of the Bush presidency, Rove was instrumental in directing an administration most notable for its enormous expansion of national government. [Snip] The truly unique aspects of Bush and Rove's compassionate...