Decision Points

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George W. Bush Writes Book on His Dad

'I loved writing the story of his life,' younger Bush says

(Newser) - George W. Bush has been keeping himself busy writing about the other George Bush to have occupied the White House. The Crown Publishing Group says the younger George's biography of his father will be released this November and will cover "the entire scope" of the 41st president's... More »

Flying Off the Shelves: Bush's Memoir Hits 2M Mark

Which is what Bill Clinton's sold... over 6 years

(Newser) - For a guy who's not really known for his grasp of the English language, George W Bush has done a heckuva job hawking his memoir: Decision Points has sold 2 million copies since its release in early November, notes the Daily Mail. Bill Clinton's My Life, in comparison, has sold... More »

George W: Why I Love 'the Facebook'

Highlights from Bush's conversation with Mark Zuckerberg

(Newser) - George W. Bush likes “the Facebook.” Why? Because, as he told founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent chat at the company headquarters, “you have a lot of people on here and I’m trying to sell books.” More highlights from their hour-long talk, via Mashable and... More »

Barbara Bush: I Didn't Put That Fetus in a Jar

She says family's longtime housekeeper actually did it

(Newser) - Another fun moment from Larry King's interview of George and Barbara Bush last night: Turns out it wasn't actually Barbara who put that fetus in a jar and showed it to her son. "Paula put it in the jar," she told King, referring to the family's housekeeper, and... More »

Bush, Leno Talk Obama's Dancing Skills

Former prez admits to never actually watching 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Jay Leno thanked last night's guest, George W. Bush, for "all the material" over the past 10 years—only to find out that, awkward!, W. never actually watched the Tonight Show . "I don't want to hurt your feelings, but I was asleep," he explained to Leno. The... More »

Bush's Memoir Lifts Parts From Books, Newspapers

Huffington Post lists examples

(Newser) - George Bush's memoir was supposed to contain his never-before revealed experiences and observations. However, in a number of cases, what it actually contains are word-for-word quotes and stories lifted from the memoirs of other Bush staffers and from newspaper accounts of the day, writes Ryan Grim in the Huffington Post... More »

Sen. McConnell Asked Bush to Pull Iraq Troops

... while denouncing the Democrats for doing the same

(Newser) - The controversy keeps on flowing from the pages of George Bush's memoir . The top Republican in the Senate urged the president to "bring some troops home from Iraq" to help prevent the party from taking a beating in the 2006 mid-term elections, Bush writes in Decision Points. At the... More »

Enough With the Bush Nostalgia

He did a lot of things wrong, and some Republicans 'haven't forgotten'

(Newser) - With President Obama’s approval ratings in the toilet and George W. Bush’s highly-publicized Decision Points out today, it’s easy to get caught up in a bit of “Bush nostalgia.” And yes, W’s “candor, decency, self-effacement, and clear love of country stand in stark... More »

Bush Opens Up About Regrets in Lauer Interview

'Mission Accomplished,' Katrina flyover were missteps, Bush says

(Newser) - George W. Bush opened up about his legacy and some of his regrets in his first one-on-one TV interview since leaving the White House. Bush, speaking to NBC 's Matt Lauer, defended his decision to invade Iraq but admitted that declaring combat operations over in front of a "Mission... More »

Bush to CIA: 'Damn Right' You Can Waterboard Suspects

Book reveals president signed off on controversial technique

(Newser) - For years, human rights activists have been trying to pin down who gave the CIA approval to waterboard detainees. Now they know: George W. Bush himself. In his new book Decision Points, Bush recounts being asked by the CIA whether it could use the controversial simulated drowning technique on Khalid... More »

Bush Recalls Boozy Hijinks

Saucy Dubya got himself into some drunken pickles

(Newser) - Before George W. Bush gave up alcohol, he enjoyed “a beer or two, or a martini, before dinner, bourbons, B&Bs”—and, combined with his “wise-ass” personality, it occasionally got him into some awkward social situations. In an interview with Matt Lauer airing Monday, Bush recalls a... More »

Bush: Worst Moment as President Involved ... Kanye

Bush 'didn't appreciate' being called 'racist' by rapper

(Newser) - The lowest moment of George W. Bush’s presidency may not be the one you’d guess: It was when rapper Kanye West said, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, that Bush “doesn’t care about black people.” When he heard the comment—which he interprets as West... More »

Bush Considered Dumping Cheney in '04

President 'wanted to show who was in charge,' he writes in 'Decision Points'

(Newser) - George Bush seriously considered ditching Dick Cheney for the 2004 election, he writes in his memoir, Decision Points. Cheney offered to step aside and Bush—seeking "to demonstrate I was in charge"—explored the possibility of replacing him with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist before deciding to ask... More »

Bush's Book: He's 'at Peace' With Decisions He Made

Drudge calls it a 'strikingly personal'

(Newser) - The Drudge Report has gotten a peek at George W. Bush's upcoming book, describing it as a "strikingly personal work" in which he largely avoids taking shots at critics (and Obama) and describes how he returned to his faith in God "time and time again" on everything from... More »

Details Surface About Bush's Book

'The Decider' focuses on moments where he stepped up

(Newser) - George W. Bush hasn't written a memoir, exactly. Instead he's been working "almost every day," his publisher, Crown, says, on Decision Points, which offers “gripping, never-before-heard details” on the biggest decisions of Bush's life, from the day he quit drinking to 9/11. An industry source tells the... More »

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