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11-12-10, 07:45 PM #1
"Decision Points": GWB's memoir
Has anyone picked up a copy yet? It came out Tuesday, and I planned on picking it up, but haven't yet. I'm very much looking forward to reading it. One thing I've heard, from both his supporters and detractors alike, is that the book is very genuine and humble. President Bush presents himself as a man, steering his administration through challenging times. I don't know about anyone else, but one of the things that really gives me a bad feeling about Obama is his insincere charisma and his lack of genuine warmth. I'm not alone in that perception.
Here's a clip of Bush on the Today show, interviewing about his book's release. Man, I miss this guy. It's easier to empathize with someone who isn't necessarily making policy that you 100% agree with when you know he's a genuine man, a man who loves America more than he is allowed to describe, and one that is naturally charismatic without a Teleprompter. The guy is just downright warm and funny...it's infectious, as demonstrated by the station people cracking up every time he puts that twit Lauer in his place. He's shown himself as a man of honor, not tearing down the current administration, and even refusing to speak out against them because he knows that Obama's got a job to do, and him crowing about it won't help anything. That seems to be a common trait from the GWB admin...they've largely stayed quiet.
I miss having a POTUS who I think genuinely cares about the cares and concern about every day people. His comment towards the end about the military gave me chills, and make me wish I would have served under him as my CinC."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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11-12-10, 08:35 PM #2
I saw the entire series of interviews on the Today Show and listening to President Bush has made me want to read the book, I agree with you completely on how he presented himself.
And twit or not, I like Matt Lauer.
11-12-10, 08:44 PM #3
History will remember President Bush as a much better president that the media will ever give him credit for being.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
11-12-10, 08:51 PM #4
Mmmmmm - - - YUP!!!
Planning on getting the book on my next trip to B&N.
.The Swamp Mafia -"Heaven doesn't want us,and Hell's afraid we'll take over!!".
11-12-10, 08:51 PM #5He who has the money, signs the cheques.
He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
He who makes the rules, has the power.
He who has the power, has the money.
11-13-10, 11:48 AM #6
I have to go do an EOD sweep for him Sunday for his signing in Miami. Im going to try to get a signed copy of the book if I can."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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General Norman Schwartzkopf
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