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  • "Decision Points" abridged CD by Random House Audio - WMP pulls fake album cover art

    12/28/2010 2:56:53 PM PST · by SCPatriot77 · 48 replies · 56+ views | Spin the World, LLC | Windows Media Player | December 28, 2010 | DJ Flash - Aspiring Music Artist
    As a Christmas present I received a copy of Decision Points, abridged CD audio by Random House Audio. When I placed Disc 1 into my laptop disc drive, Windows Media Player attempts to pull the cover art from the internet. Apparently someone is trying to sell some music. Very poor taste nonetheless. Instead of viewing the book cover, I see this: A quick Google search leads me to DJ Flash's MySpace page: And to his "record label" . . .
  • In one month, Bush memoir sells as many copies as Clinton's did in six years

    12/26/2010 6:24:09 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Former U.S. President George W Bush's memoir has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November - and it's not even in paperback yet. 'Decision Points', published both in hardcover and e-book form, is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says. By contrast, former president Bill Clinton's memoir, 'My Life', has logged sales of 2.2million copies since it was first published in 2004. A spokesman for Crown called the performance remarkable. He claimed he could not think of any other hardcover nonfiction books in 2010 tha
  • Bush bio outsells Clinton's (People are hungry for the unvarnished truth)

    12/26/2010 8:06:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2010 | Ralph Alter
    President George W. Bush's recently released memoir,"Decision Points" "...has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November-and it's not even in paperback yet....published in both hardcover and e-book form, (the book) is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says. By contrast, former president Bill Clinton;s memoir, "My Life," has logged sales of 2.2 million copies since it was first published in 2004." President Bush remains nearly universally vilified by the nattering nabobs of our liberal media intelligentsia: what could explain the public snapping up more copies of W's memoirs in a month than...
  • Bush's memoir sells 2m copies in a month - nearly as many as Bill Clinton's sold in six years

    12/23/2010 8:49:27 PM PST · by Justaham · 61 replies · 3+ views
    For someone who mangled words on a regular basis, it's an impressive feat. Former U.S. President George W Bush's memoir has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November - and it's not even in paperback yet. 'Decision Points', published both in hardcover and e-book form, is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says. By contrast, former president Bill Clinton's memoir, 'My Life', has logged sales of 2.2million copies since it was first published in 2004. A spokesman for Crown called the performance remarkable. He claimed he could not think of any other...
  • CBS Airs Hoax Cover of Bush Memoir

    12/22/2010 1:52:08 PM PST · by Robwin · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/10 | Fox News
    "CBS News aired a fake cover of former President George W. Bush's memoir over the weekend, after a staffer apparently got duped by a hoax image floating around the Internet...The title of the Bush book read: "Desision Points ... How I Managed to Go Eight Years Without Making One Good Decision." Save for the title and subtitle, the cover image looked similar to that of the real book, "Decision Points."
  • Bush memoir sells 2 million copies ("Decision Points")

    12/22/2010 2:01:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Make that 2 million books sold for former President George W. Bush. The Crown Publishing Group said Wednesday that Bush's "Decision Points" passed the 2 million mark less than 2 months after its official release. ...
  • Bradley Manning's Life Behind Bars [Sniff, sniff]

    12/19/2010 8:25:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010 | Denver Nicks
    Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beast’s Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Manning’s attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what he’s reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy. The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns...
  • Kinsley's Sneering NYT Review Of Bush Memoir Accuses Him Of 'Stealing' 2000 Election

    12/19/2010 5:06:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Michael Kinsley possibly be any more predictable? His review of George Bush's "Decision Points," appearing in today's Sunday New York Times, is precisely the smug piece of sneering partisanship you would expect to find in this paper and from this quintessential liberal MSM elitist. As the headline indicates, Kinsley flatly accuses W of "stealing" the 2000 election. Kinsley offers no proof, but surely most of the people who will read this review require none. They take it as a matter of deep partisan faith. Speaking of faith, the former Crossfire man is mocking of Bush's. Consider this excerpt: "[H]e...
  • George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' Sales Exceed 1 Million

    11/24/2010 7:54:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2010
    George W. Bush's return to the spotlight has resulted in big sales for his memoir, "Decision Points." His publisher, Crown, said Wednesday that the former president's book has sold more than 1.1 million copies since hitting shelves two weeks ago, The Associated Press reported. More than 135,000 copies were sold as e-books, according to the publisher. Bush kept a low profile after leaving office last year, declining interviews and avoiding comment on his successor and politics in general. But he emerged this month to promote the book, appearing in interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Sean Hannity and...
  • Former President Bush Will Be On Leno's Show Tonight

    11/18/2010 6:08:28 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 53 replies
    I thought some of you might be interested
  • Bush Had Ups and Downs, but the Surge Counted Most

    11/15/2010 5:25:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 15, 2010 | Michael Barone
    George W. Bush is sitting on a hotel sofa in front of a south-facing window on a sunny November morning. His presidential memoir, "Decision Points," is No. 1 on and is expected to be No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. "I've got a very comfortable life," he says. "Decision Points," as the title suggests, does not purport to be the full story of Bush's life or his administration. It "provides data points for future historians." Contrary to stereotype, Bush admits some serious errors up front. He failed to see the "house of cards" in the financial...
  • 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.
  • 40,000 Expected at George W. Bush Rally in Florida Today

    11/13/2010 7:07:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Saturday, November 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former President George W. Bush is expected to draw around 40,000 people to a rally in Florida this morning at the Republican stronghold retirement community, The Villages, according to local news reports.Bush is promoting his new book, Decision Points. After the rally, he will greet several hundred people who obtained wristbands earlier in the week from a bookstore in The Villages. There are conflicting reports about whether pre-signed books will given to those meeting Bush or if he will sign books in person.The rally is set for 10 a.m. at Lake Sumter Landing.Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin drew a crowd...
  • Bush Book Sells Well

    11/10/2010 10:02:47 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov.11, 2010 | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Former President George W. Bush's new book, "Decision Points," got off to a strong start on Tuesday, selling at least 170,000 hardcover copies plus an estimated 50,000 e-books. The results represent the largest first-day sale of any nonfiction title published by Random House Inc. in the past six years, said Crown Publishers, a unit of Bertelsmann AG's Random House. The figures don't include sales at the nation's independent bookstores or at Kroger Co., the grocery company.
  • You Mean Bush's New Book Actually Has Words?

    11/10/2010 7:28:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-10-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
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  • Addressing the Potential Rumors And Issues Surrounding Bush's New Book

    11/09/2010 7:37:36 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-9-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    George W. Bush's book is out! I want to take a few moments to address/answer some potential rumors and other details that didn't make the final cut: There is a shortage of crayons, but only in NYC and San Francisco. Biden did not ghost write the book, he tried to plagiarize it. Kanye West is not expected to read it, he can barely read his own lyrics. If Bush decides to appear on "The View" to discuss the book ABC is preparing for the eventuality of temporarily calling it "The Elizabeth Hasselbeck Hour." His handlers did try to smooth...
  • Bush rejects claims that Israel was behind Iraq war

    11/09/2010 4:46:52 PM PST · by HearMe · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/9/2010 | Hillary Krieger
    In new memoir, former US president says "those theories were false. I was sending our troops into combat to protect the American people.” WASHINGTON – In his new memoir out Tuesday, former US president George W. Bush flatly rejects the notion that Israel was behind his decision to invade Iraq. Referring to critics who cast aspersions on his motives, Bush dismisses those who “alleged that America’s real intent was to control Iraq’s oil or satisfy Israel.” He stresses, “Those theories were false. I was sending our troops into combat to protect the American people.” In the 30 pages he spends...
  • Jake Tapper Rips Former President Bush Over Katrina Comments

    11/09/2010 5:00:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    Tuesday, November 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper attacked former President George W. Bush over his comments about being called a racist by rapper Kanye West over Hurricane Katrina.Writing on Twitter this afternoon while accompanying Barack Obama on his Asian trip, Tapper wrote a series of comments ripping Bush:President Bush says @KanyWest's comments were "one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency." Really?about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck imagine if in 5 years President Obama said one of the most disgusting moments of his presidency was when Glenn Beck called him racistabout 2 hours ago via TweetDeck the dead body...
  • 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...
  • Thousands flock to George W. Bush book signing in North Dallas

    11/09/2010 10:34:33 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies ^ | 9 Nov 2010 | TAYLOR ADAMS and GLORIA SALINAS
    Fans of former President George W. Bush began lining up Monday night for a book signing this morning at a North Dallas bookstore. An estimated 4,000 people, some of whom camped out overnight, showed up this morning at the Borders at Preston Road and Royal Lane for a chance to meet the former commander in chief and buy his memoir, Decision Points. Bush, wearing a coat and tie and accompanied by security personnel, sat at a table and began signing books nearly a half-hour ahead of his scheduled time to start. Terry and Tammy Jones was the first in line...
  • Bush is back, and eager to help history judge him (Bush World - Drudge Headline)

    11/08/2010 5:02:09 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON – George W. Bush knows that history will shape his legacy more than anything he can say. But that's not gonna stop a guy from trying. After two years of near silence, Bush is back. With his new memoir, "Decision Points," and a promotion tour, the president who in cockier times could not think of a single mistake he had made, lists many. He counts the years without a post-9/11 attack as his transcendent achievement. He says the economic calamity he handed off to Barack Obama was "one ugly way to end a presidency." While he's been absent from...
  • Live Thread: President George W. Bush Interview w/ Matt Lauer 8 P.M. EST 11/08/10

    11/08/2010 5:21:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Monday, November 8, 2010
    On for an hour. Just started on NBC broadcast TV.
  • Bush Explains How Mother's Miscarriage Shaped Pro-Life Views (video)

    11/08/2010 5:35:55 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 7 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    President George W. Bush explains how his mother's miscarriage influenced him to be pro-life. "I never expected to see the remains of the fetus, which she had saved in a jar to bring to the hospital,” President Bush told NBC. There was a human life, a little brother or sister.”
  • Decision Points interview with Matt Lauer NBC on now

    11/08/2010 5:21:50 PM PST · by skr · 13 replies · 2+ views
    TV ^ | nonoe | none
    One hour interview on NBC with Lauer on now.
  • George W. Bush praises President Obama's Afghanistan surge

    11/07/2010 2:25:31 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    politico. ^ | 11/6/10 | JAMES HOHMANN
    In his memoir, George W. Bush praises President Barack Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. “I strongly believe the mission is worth the cost,” Bush wrote in “Decision Points,” which comes out Tuesday. “Fortunately, I am not the only one.” He expresses gratitude that Obama “stood up to critics by deploying more troops, announcing a new commitment to counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, and increasing the pressure on Pakistan to fight the extremists in the tribal areas.” In the 497-page autobiography, Obama comes up in 10 places. Each is either a favorable, sympathetic or tangential reference. There is not a...
  • Bush rejects accusations of racism over Katrina

    11/03/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Former President George W. Bush says criticism from some, including prominent rapper Kanye West, that his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed he did not care about black people represented "an all-time low." In his memoir, "Decision Points," to be released next Tuesday, Bush writes that charges flung at him that he was a racist during the Katrina crisis "was the worst moment of my presidency." In excerpts of an interview of Bush by NBC's "Today" show, the former president was asked about West's comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The accusation arose because many blacks...
  • Former President Bush's memoir will highlight influence of Pope John Paul II

    10/31/2010 2:57:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 2+ views
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2010 Former President Bush's memoir will highlight influence of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II and President George W. Bush Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2010 / 07:21 am (CNA).- An early preview of President George W. Bush's forthcoming memoir “Decision Points,” has revealed that the book will discuss the former president's relationship with Pope John Paul II—especially the Pope's influence on his decision to restrict embryonic stem cell research. The Pontiff and president met publicly in 2001, 2002 and 2004, for discussions that displayed both profound agreements and serious differences between the two men. On October 28,...
  • Oprah Snags Second George W. Bush Interview [OPRAH AND MATT LAUER BOOK GWB FOR SWEEPS WEEK NOV 8-10]

    10/29/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 45 replies
    TV SQUAD ^ | Oct 22nd 2010 4:00PM | Jean Bentley
    Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has snagged the first daytime interview with George W. Bush. Though Matt Lauer will sit down with the ex-president in a primetime special airing Mon., Nov. 8, the following day's 'Oprah Winfrey Show' will be dedicated to all things Dubya. According to the New York Times, not only will Oprah interview Bush, she will also talk to his parents and air footage from an exclusive visit to the Bush compound it Kennebunkport, Maine

    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 W. Bush's Decision Points

    10/21/2010 2:21:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies ^ | 10/21/10 | CaroleL
    Former President George W. Bush has just released a new video that previews his soon to be released presidential memoir Decision Points. "I wanted to give readers a glimpse of the presidency from my perspective," says Mr. Bush. "That meant focusing on the most demanding and important part of the job: making decisions." What the former president calls his "untraditional approach" includes personal decisions, political decisions and those he made once he became president.
  • Is anyone planning to read the book from President Bush that's coming out soon?

    10/09/2010 5:55:48 PM PDT · by texaschick · 180 replies
    If so, what event/topic/clarification are you hoping he will talk about in it? For me, I want to read about his relationship with Condi Rice. Not in a icky way, just how they came to work so closely together. I've always admired how he interacted and respected her. Especially in contrast to Bill Clinton and his history with women.
  • Bush: Elites “Didn’t Think I Could Read a Book, Much Less Write One”

    10/08/2010 12:31:23 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 90 replies
    In a rare public appearance, former President George W. Bush talked about life out of the limelight and took a jab at what the "elites" might be thinking of his upcoming book. "I have written a book. This will come as a shock to some of the elites. They didn't think I could read a book, much less write one," Bush quipped. Speaking at the University of Mobile in Alabama Thursday night, Bush talked about his memoir "Decision Points," [...] The 64-year-old said the tome gives some understanding to the decisions he made on tough issues like the handling of...
  • CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?

    10/08/2010 11:59:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 131 replies
    (CNN) - Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll. And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday also indicates in the battle for Congress, Republicans hold large advantages over the Democrats among independents, men and blue-collar whites. The poll also indicates that Republicans are much more enthusiastic than Democrats to vote. By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.
  • Study: Expiration of Bush tax cuts will hit poorest hardest

    10/07/2010 12:45:03 PM PDT · by MichaelNewton · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/10 | Jay Heflin
    Low-income workers stand to lose the most if lawmakers fail to reach a consensus on the Bush-era tax cuts, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation. The report states that on Jan. 1 the doubling of the child tax credit, increased standard deductions and income credits and the creation of the 10 percent tax bracket — all of which primarily aimed at non-wealthy taxpayers — will vanish if gridlock persists in Washington. While wealthier taxpayers pay more in taxes and stand to lose more money if the tax cuts expire, the impact on low-income taxpayers will be far...
  • Former President Bush to speak at Reagan Library in November (Perspective on Leadership Forum)

    09/08/2010 9:16:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 164 replies
    VC Star ^ | 9/08/10 | Michele Willer-Allred
    Former President Bush to speak at Reagan Library in NovemberBy Michele Willer-Allred Ventura County Star Posted September 8, 2010 at 10:22 a.m. Former President George W. Bush will be speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 18. As part of the library’s “Perspective on Leadership Forum,” Bush will be discussing his memoir “Decision Points,” which brings readers inside the Texas governor’s mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election, and aboard Air Force One on 9/11 in the hours after the attack on the World Trade Center Towers. The book also goes into detail...
  • 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...
  • 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.