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  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies
    DuffelBlog.com ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gates’ wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Towering Obama Arrogance and Superbia Confirmed in Robert Gates' New Tell-All Book...

    01/08/2014 3:12:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen,  and there is no son-of-a-bitch in the world who can talk to me like that." Turns out that (genuinely bipartisan) former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -the only high level official to stay-on from the Bush to Obama administrations, and who worked in some capacity for every US president since Richard Nixon- 'almost quit' in a 2009 Afghanistan strategy meeting, after being treated like crap by a President who he felt had zero grasp of "the uncertainties and unpredictability of war.' " This -among other...
  • Corey Feldman tells of Hollywood sex abuse horror

    10/26/2013 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    calgaryherald.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Postmedia News
    Former child and teen movie star Corey Feldman is pulling back the curtain on the horrific sexual abuse he and late friend Corey Haim endured at the hands of Hollywood pedophiles.
  • Classified Woman - The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir | Government Corruption Whistleblower

    12/13/2012 5:49:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    Classified Woman - The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir Sibel Edmonds, 2012 U.S. government translator — and whistleblower — Sibel Edmonds found evidence of corruption at the highest levels of government--and suffered for it. Sibel Edmonds' "Classified Woman" The New American 12 December 2012 Imagine that you have a Top Secret clearance and are privy to some of our country's most sensitive national security information. In that capacity, you discover that some of the highest elected and appointed political leaders in the land are engaged in espionage and treason, accepting bribes and selling weapons and information (including nuclear weapons...
  • Finally! Monica Lewinsky Is Reportedly Prepared To Detail How She Tossed Bill Clinton's Salad

    09/21/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | September 21, 2012
    So Monica Lewinsky is reportedly peddling a memoir about her White House career, promising tawdry details that did not appear in “Monica’s Story,” the 1999 authorized biography authored by Andrew Morton.
  • Monica Lewinsky set to reveal Bill Clinton's sex secrets in tell-all

    09/20/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT · by stevek1 · 53 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 20, 2012 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    Monica Lewinsky is promising to reveal secret love letters to Bill Clinton and his penchant for kinky sex in a new tell-all about her days as his favorite intern. Lewinsky, who turns 40 next year, is out for “revenge” and ready to air bombshell details from her Oval Office trysts with the former Horndog-in-Chief in a $12 million memoir, according to friends. Lewinsky never got explicit in past interviews about her Clinton encounters, but now plans to describe his “insatiable desire for three-way sex, orgies and the use of sex toys of all kinds,” one pal told the National Enquirer.
  • Monica's revenge: Lewinsky 'to publish secret love letters to Clinton revealing.. (truncated)

    09/19/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    Original title: Monica's revenge: Lewinsky 'to publish secret love letters to Clinton revealing his insatiable desire for threesomes and how he trashed Hillary' --------------------- Monica Lewinsky is reportedly set to write a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton - including her intimate love letters to the ex-president and how he had an insatiable desire for threesomes. The former White House intern, 39, reportedly wants revenge on Clinton, who she believes escaped unscathed while she has never been able to shake the disgrace of their Oval Office trysts. Friends claim publishers are scrambling to get their hands on the...
  • Indian nun's memoir a lie, alleges ghostwriter

    08/14/2012 9:19:35 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Catholic News ^ | 13 August 2012 | anon
    A former Catholic nun in Kerala, India has run into legal trouble after the ghostwriter of her autobiography disowned the book, describing it as a pack of lies, reports Ucanews. Mary Chandy, 68 (pictured), who claims to be a former nun of the Daughters of the Presentation of Mary, had written in her book that abortions and sexual harassment were rife within religious congregations in India. The book, Swasthy [Hail]: The Revelations of Sister Mary Chandy, was released in April and became a best seller in Malyalam, the south Indian state’s native language. But Jose Pazhookkaran, who assisted Chandy in...
  • Obama's grandfather tortured by the British? A fantasy (like most of the President’s own memoir)

    06/19/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    A new biography of Barack Obama has established that his grandfather was not, as is related in the President’s own memoir, detained by the British in Kenya and found that claims that he was tortured were a fabrication. 'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obama’s life. One of the enduring myths of Obama’s ancestry is that his paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, who served as a...
  • 9 Tall Tales From Barack Obama's Memoir (Illustrated and Annotated)

    06/19/2012 5:19:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | June 19, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Hussein Onyango, Barack's grandfather, wasn't really imprisoned and tortured by the British. The father of his Indonesian stepfather, Soewarno Martodihardjo, wasn't killed by Dutch soldiers in the fight for independence. Regina, a friend at Occidental who Obama writes about as a symbol of the authentic African-American experience turns out to be based on Carolina Boss, who is white. Regina was the name of her Swiss grandmother. Obama projected a racial incident onto his New York girlfriend that he later told Maraniss had happened in Chicago. Obama wrote that he broke up with his New York girlfriend in part because...
  • Secret Service agent: Clinton’s staff rude, Hillary aloof

    03/08/2012 7:47:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2012
    In a breach of tradition, a former U.S. Secret Service agent has self-published a book that savages the Clinton White House staff as arrogant and rude, suggests former first lady Hillary Clinton was aloof and charges that Bill Clinton endangered himself and agents for a “totally pointless photo op” on the South Korea-North Korea border. In several anecdotes, former agent Dan Emmett revealed that Clinton’s young staff had “fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance” that teetered on the verge of being dangerous at times. “Most of these youngsters were from wealthy families, and many viewed Secret Services agents as the...
  • JFK's teen mistress, a WH intern, breaks silence...

    02/05/2012 8:52:30 AM PST · by jakerobins · 128 replies
    She always called him “Mr. President” — not Jack. He refused to kiss her on the lips when they made love. But Mimi Alford, a White House intern from New Jersey, was smitten nonetheless. She was in the midst of an 18-month affair with the most powerful man in the world, sharing not only John F. Kennedy’s bed but also some of his darkest and most intimate moments. In her explosive new tell-all, “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath,” Alford, now a 69-year-old grandmother and retired New York City church administrator, sets...
  • Condoleezza Rice in new book: Gadhafi depicted me as 'African Flower'

    10/22/2011 12:21:51 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says in her new book that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed Thursday, once played her a video montage of herself set to a tune called “African Flower in the White House,” the Daily Beast reports. “It was weird, but at least it wasn’t raunchy,” Rice says in an exclusive excerpt from her book obtained by the Daily Beast. Rice' s trip to Libya attracted considerable attention from the media (In a CNN interview afterward, she called it an "extraordinary moment."). Not only was it the first visit by a U.S. secretary of...
  • Dubya and Me

    09/15/2011 2:56:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The American Scholar ^ | Autumn 2011 | Walt Harrington
    They still called him Junior when we first met, in forlorn Midland, Texas, back in July 1986. He was known then for being the son of the vice president of the United States, the agonizingly named George Herbert Walker Bush. As a young staff writer at The Washington Post Magazine, I was trying to persuade Vice President Bush to let me spend several months with him for an in-depth profile I intended to write. But the veep was skeptical, and he left it up to Junior to pass judgment on me and my request. “Come on down and visit,” the...
  • The write stuff (McManus critiques GOP Primary book authors' efforts)

    07/31/2011 3:47:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2011 | Doyle McManus
    ....As a public service, I took a pile of these literary works on vacation and dug in. (Now you know one more difference between Washington policy wonks and normal Americans.) And here's what I found: In their own telling, all these politicians are fiercely patriotic, devoted to their families and humble. .....Then there's Perry, who's almost as angry as Gingrich. "We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kind of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we can say … [and] what doctor we...
  • How a society girl left her glamorous life to become one of America's first women in Iraq

    06/20/2011 7:58:39 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:40 AM on 20th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The daughter of a prominent New York lawyer has told of her amazing transformation from sheltered, society girl to seasoned combat veteran. Former Manhattan jetsetter Jane Blair swapped her pampered life in New York to become one of the first women on the frontline in Iraq. In her new memoir Hesitation Kills, Mrs Blair, now a 38-year-old captain in the Marine Reserves, recalls the moment that changed her life. She said: 'I grew up in this environment where I never had to work for a living. My dad told me, "I will always take care of you".' She was in...
  • Dick Cheney’s memoir will have ‘very strong views,’ daughter Liz says

    05/18/2011 7:40:56 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/18/11 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Dick Cheney has finished his memoir, according to his daughter, and the book is scheduled to come out on Aug. 30. Liz Cheney said that the former vice president’s manuscript was turned in at the beginning of the month. She said the book, currently being edited, will be “very straightforward,” with “a lot of in-depth analysis of really critically important issues.” Cheney’s memoir, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” is being published by Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster run by Republican strategist and former Cheney aide Mary Matalin.
  • Levi Johnston to pen tell-all book on Palin family

    04/25/2011 5:55:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/25/2011 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Levi Johnston is promising to set the record straight about the Palin family. Touchstone Publishing has a fall publication date for Johnston’s book, "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs." Johnston says the book, first reported by People.com Monday, will "tell the truth" about that relationship, including his "sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace." He says he’s doing it "for me, for my boy Tripp and the country."
  • Levi Johnston Is Writing a Palin Family Tell-All ‘For Me, for My Boy Tripp, and for the Country’

    04/25/2011 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    nymag.com/ ^ | 4-25-11
    Apparently having run out of all other recourse to stave off the decline of his infamy (and ability to make money from it), Bristol Palin's babydaddy, Levi Johnston, is finally doing what he's long threatened and writing down everything bad he claims to know about Bristol's mom, Sarah, and the entire Palin brood. "I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins," he said in a statement from his publisher. "My sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace — how I feel and what I've learned." Johnston also insisted he's not doing it for...
  • Woodward calls Rumsfeld's memoir "a travesty"

    03/02/2011 6:38:17 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/ 1/2011 | By Stephen Lowman
    Bob Woodward is “flat-out disgusted” with Donald Rumsfeld’s memoir. “Rumsfeld's memoir is one big clean-up job, a brazen effort to shift blame to others -- including President Bush -- distort history, ignore the record or simply avoid discussing matters that cannot be airbrushed away,” Woodward writes on Tom Ricks’s Best Defense blog. “It is a travesty, and I think the rewrite job won't wash.”
  • Nancy Reagan 'Loved' Ron Reagan's Book; Is 'Proud' of Him, Son Said (Yeah Right....Not)

    01/18/2011 11:24:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 18, 2011 | George Stephanopoulos
    Despite the family feud that has unfolded over the past few days between Ron Reagan and his half-brother Michael, Nancy Reagan said she is very proud of her son for writing his new book "My Father at 100." “She was worried about me. She said ‘Are you alright?’ I said ‘Yeah mom, I’m fine... but they are going to ask me what you think of the book. So what should I say to them,’” Ron Reagan said on “GMA.” “And she said, ‘You tell them that I’ve read it, I loved it, it made me cry and I’m very proud...
  • 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. ...
  • 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.
  • Cable Exclusive: George W. Bush Reflects on Years as Commander in Chief

    11/10/2010 7:07:10 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2010. | Hannity
    Fox News host Sean Hannity sat down with former President Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, for an hour-long interview and this is the transcript and video at the Fox News link. George Bush Interview.
  • George W. Bush: "Find out who was responsible and Kick their Ass"

    11/07/2010 4:44:36 AM PST · by Racehorse · 109 replies · 1+ views
    wtsp.com ^ | 7 November 2010 | Daniel Trotter
    The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book. In "Decision Points," Bush describes his reaction when his then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice informed him of the crash of a third airplane into the Pentagon. "I sat back in my seat and absorbed her words. My thoughts clarified: The first plane could have been an accident. The second was definitely an attack. The third was a declaration of war," the...
  • George W. Bush's Decision Points

    10/21/2010 2:21:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 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.
  • Condoleezza Rice Admits She's Not Pining for Her Old Job

    10/12/2010 1:14:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    cbs ^ | October 12, 2010 12:11 PM | Lucy Madison
    In an interview on NBC's "Today Show" this morning, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted she doesn't miss the pressures of her former job, adding that now, when she hears breaking news, she doesn't "have to do anything about it." "It's nice to be out of the pressure-cooker, frankly," she acknowledged to "Today" host Meredith Veiera. Rice, who was on "Today" to promote her new memoir, "Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me," spoke about her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and defended some of the more controversial foreign policy initiatives from the Bush administration. "History...
  • 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...
  • 'This Time Together,' by Carol Burnett

    04/09/2010 10:15:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 2,836+ views
    sfgate ^ | April 7 | David Wiegand
    Carol Burnett's new memoir, "This Time Together," is anything but a tell-all book. In fact, it's barely a "tell-some" book. But if anyone expects the 76-year-old TV legend to reveal herself as a back-stabbing, raging control freak who fought and clawed her way to the top and has nothing good to say about anyone she ever worked with, they really haven't been paying attention. On the page, Burnett comes across as the same plucky, down-to-earth, good ol' Texas gal we've known for years. Her first memoir, "One More Time," written in 1986, focused on her early years in Texas and...
  • 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...
  • The Importance of Being Karl (Rove)

    04/03/2010 3:51:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 564+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    The second half of Karl Rove's memoir, "Courage and Consequences," you've already read if you have followed the intricate and specific defenses the Bush administration put forth to parry Democratic attacks. But ... the first half you've never seen before. Here we meet a vulnerable, human, sensitive man struggling to rise above a plebian background and make his way in the world. The transition from the honesty and appealing openness of the first half and the institutionalized, politically correct defenses of the second perhaps illustrates the changes that power brings to us all. Yet it is to Rove's credit that...
  • Exclusive: Scott Brown plans memoir

    02/10/2010 7:31:03 AM PST · by MarkAccord · 64 replies · 631+ views
    The man with the truck will soon be the man with a book. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), the party's hottest elected official, has decided to write a book that combines memoir and inspiration. Gail Gitcho, his new Senate communications director, tells POLITICO: “Senator Brown is honored and humbled to be approached by many people who want him to tell his inspirational personal story about his life leading up to his election as a United State Senator from Massachusetts. He will tell his story in a book in hopes of providing insight and encouragement to others and also to ensure that...
  • Fred Thompson to Publish Memoir

    12/28/2009 3:11:33 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 38 replies · 1,027+ views
    http://www.wdxe.com ^ | Dec 2009 | WDXE
    Memphis Daily News...Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has penned his memoir and given it a title that reflects his early days in small-town Tennessee. The 67-year-old former politician, actor and avuncular radio host who graduated from the University of Memphis titled his book “Notes from a Country Lawyer.” It’s scheduled for release in May. Amazon.com already is selling pre-orders of the book, the cover of which shows a smiling Thompson wearing a suit and seated on a brick front porch. The title is a label no doubt intended to hearken back to the days...
  • "Going Rogue" is Going Big (Print run upped to 2,500,000 copies)

    11/20/2009 4:25:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies · 1,846+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Friday, November 20, 2009
    Publisher HarperCollins said Friday that Sarah Palin's memoir sold 300,000 copies its first day, among the best openings ever for a nonfiction book.
  • Going Rogue or Going Rouge? Liberals to put out parody book bashing Sarah Palin; out on same day.

    10/26/2009 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 42 replies · 1,842+ views
    Minnpost.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Joe Kimball
    When Sarah Palin's big-bucks memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin" comes out Nov. 17, there'll be another book about her hitting the stores the same day: "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare." The "Rouge" book, with a similar name and cover, will be put out by a new company, OR Books, says Publisher's Marketplace, which says it will be composed of "essays assembled by Nation editors Richard Kim and Betsy Reed." Marketplace adds that "it promises 'progressive perspectives on Sarah Palin's political career' by writers including Naomi Klein, Jane Mayer, Katha Pollitt, Jim Hightower, Christopher Hayes,...
  • Sarah Palin's Memoir Ready for Christmas Book Market [TIME casts Authorship Aspersions!]

    10/07/2009 7:08:08 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,101+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | October 07th 2009
    Sarah Palin's Memoir Ready for Christmas Book Market By LAURA FITZPATRICK Fans and foes alike are hoping for surprises in Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, which leapfrogged Dan Brown and Glenn Beck to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller last week before even being published. But with a few weeks to go until the book hits shelves on Nov. 17, the biggest shocker so far is the sheer speed with which she wrote it. The former Alaska governor penned the 400-page tome in just four months, finishing well before the planned spring release date. So how the...
  • Woman 'addicted to abortion' releases memoir

    10/03/2009 12:31:31 PM PDT · by kennedy · 87 replies · 2,346+ views
    National Post ^ | October 2, 2009 | Mary Vallis
    Fifty one rejection letters -- that is the number Irene Vilar received before she finally found someone to publish a tale so extreme it would surely be fiction if it wasn't her personal story: A woman who says she had 15 abortions and describes it as an addiction. The book, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict -- a graphic and disturbing tale of one woman's abortions and her personal quest to understand her actions -- is bound to provoke a fury when it is released next week. It is no surprise that publishers backed away. Ms. Vilar says the...
  • Cover of Sarah Palin's memoir unveiled

    10/01/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 49 replies · 2,603+ views
    USA Today
    See link below.
  • More on "Going Rogue: An American Life" (Sarah Palin's Memoir)

    09/29/2009 12:14:36 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 76 replies · 3,537+ views
    C4P ^ | 9-29-09 | Tommy Report
    Ms. Vincent didn't reveal any details about the book, but did acknowledge it will describe Ms. Palin's frustration over her treatment by the staffers she inherited from the McCain campaign after her surprise pick as the GOP vice presidential nominee last year. Ms. Palin was booked on grueling interviews with hostile reporters while talk-show hosts such as Glenn Beck couldn't even get through to her aides. Mr. Beck tells me he was stunned when he picked up the phone one day just before the election to discover Sarah Palin was on the other end of the line. "She explained that...
  • Bill Clinton on Lewinsky Affair: "I Cracked" (Algore: impeached serial *Perjurer was a drag)

    09/22/2009 7:18:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 2,087+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9/21/09 | Brian Montopoli
    Bill Clinton on Lewinsky Affair: "I Cracked"Posted by Brian Montopoli September 21, 2009 3:14 PM (CBS)During a series of secret interviews in the White House with author and historian Taylor Branch, then-President Bill Clinton said his affair with Monika Lewinsky began because he "cracked" as a result of personal and political pressure. "I cracked; I just cracked," Clinton said, according to Branch, USA Today reports. The former president reportedly blamed the death of his mother, combined with the Democrats' losses in the 1994 midterm elections and the Whitewater investigation, for putting him in a state of mind that left him...
  • Drunk Boris Yeltsin was found outside White House in underpants trying to hail cab

    Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin got so drunk during a visit to Washington that he was found standing outside the White House in his underpants trying to hail a cab to go and buy a pizza. The following night he was mistaken for a drunken intruder when he was discovered stumbling around the basement of his guest house by secret service agents. The drunken behaviour of Yeltsin, who was known for his fondness for vodka and died two years ago aged 76, were revealed by former US president Bill Clinton. Russian President Boris Yeltsin (L) taps his watch to end...
  • (Debunk:) First on the Ticker: Bush, Palin aide disputes book claims

    09/15/2009 6:08:47 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 10 replies · 1,323+ views
    CNN Political Ticker. ^ | September 15th, 2009 02:22 PM ET | Peter Hamby
    A former aide to George W. Bush and Sarah Palin is dismissing a claim by onetime Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer that the former president was clueless about Palin when she was tapped as John McCain's running mate last August. ... But Jason Recher, who served as special assistant to President Bush and as a traveling aide to Palin during the campaign, said the former President was well aware of Palin — especially since the two met in person in Alaska just three weeks before Palin was added to the Republican ticket.
  • President Bush warned GOP to have caution on choice of Sarah Palin, according to new book

    09/15/2009 6:24:15 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 66 replies · 2,049+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 15th | ALEX HAZLETT
    <p>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.</p>
  • George W. Bush slammed other politicians during presidency, ex-speechwriter Matt Latimer writes

    09/15/2009 5:39:59 AM PDT · by Saije · 63 replies · 2,177+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | 9/15/2009 | Laura Schreffler
    Is there a politician George W. Bush ever liked? Not according to former Dubya speech writer Matt Latimer. In his forthcoming memoir, "Speech Less: Tales of a White House Survivor," Latimer says the former Prez dissed pretty much everyone in Washington - including Barack Obama. "He came in one day to rehearse a speech, fuming," Latimer writes. "'This is a dangerous world,'" he said for no apparent reason, "and this cat [Obama] isn't remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you." GQ's October issue has a sneak peek at the book - out Sept. 22...
  • Obama memoir errors help

    09/09/2009 6:53:53 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Hey everyone, I remember reading about errors in Obama's memoir recently. There was one example of him getting a job as some big financial hot shot in his book, but in reality he never had a job even close. Does anyone have that thread or website link? Thanks!
  • Ted Kennedy Memoir Says He "Always Accepted Official Findings" on JFK Assassination - Video 9/4/09

    09/04/2009 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 673+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a CNN video report on the soon-to-be published memoir of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and a few quotes from it. In the memoir, Kennedy reportedly says he "always accepted official findings of JFK's assassination," meaning the Warren Commission's finding that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin, and that he acted alone. He also reportedly admitted that his actions at Chappaquiddick were "inexcusable." The memoir is to be released on September 14. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Ted on C'quiddick: Not drunk, not romantic

    09/04/2009 1:18:13 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies · 1,871+ views
    Politico ^ | September 3, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Daily Newser Dave Saltonstall gets an advance copy of Ted Kennedy's posthumously-released memoir "True Compass" -- in which the Massachusetts senator used the platform to defend his inexplicable decision to abandon Mary Jo Kopechne after his car plunged off the bridge. Among the other revelations: A nine-year-old Teddy hid under the bunk at a private school in the Bronx because he was afraid of being sexually abused by the dorm master -- and the senator claims he was cajoled into cheating on a Spanish test at Harvard by a buddy and didn't hatch the scheme that resulted in his expulsion....
  • Kennedy denies affair with Kopechne in new memoir

    09/03/2009 6:06:25 PM PDT · by steven33442 · 55 replies · 1,835+ views
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said in a new book that he was not romantically involved with young Mary Jo Kopechne and that he never escaped the despair he felt after she died in the 1969 car crash that has been seared into the national consciousness as "Chappaquiddick." He acknowledged that he enjoyed women and drink — sometimes too much so — but said reports of wild Kennedy excesses were exaggerated. Yet it was the specter of Chappaquiddick that Edward Kennedy, the youngest brother, never could shake. "That night on Chappaquiddick Island ended in a horrible tragedy that haunts...
  • Tom Ridge flip-flops about raising terror alerts to help Bush win re-election in 2004

    09/01/2009 3:55:05 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 38 replies · 2,122+ views
    Gather ^ | 8/31/09 | Savo Heleta
    Tom Ridge, former US Secretary of Homeland Security, has written in his new book that he was pressured by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft to "raise the terror alert to help Bush win re-election in 2004." He explains that "Bush's approval ratings typically went up when the threat level was raised, adding that Ashcroft and Rumsfeld pushed to elevate it during a vigorous discussion." After a number of former Bush administration officials called these claims "nonsense," Tom Ridge has decided to flip-flop on the issue, writes the USA Today. He now says that this...
  • Cheney's book will have moxie, but no apologies

    08/31/2009 3:27:41 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 13 replies · 476+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 8/31/09 | By John Edgell, CQ Guest Columnist
    Publisher expects its author to settle scores, take no prisoners, tell all WASHINGTON - Dick Cheney is one of the most remarkable figures in American political history. There, I said it. Objectively speaking, no matter your ideology, take a step back. One can only marvel at the former vice president’s moxie, mettle and maneuverability over a storied 40-year career. Forget that the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., authored some 300 or so laws, most of which undoubtedly touched every American — Dick Cheney wrote the book on how to work the system to one’s personal advantage.