Well Hell!!!

Posted: December 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

I just, by the most total fluke, found out that Dubbya wrote a book.

Dubbya wrote a book.

A book. By Dubbya.

I have a hard time wrapping my addled brain around that sentence:

Dubbya wrote a book.

And Amazon will even gift wrap it for you..

From the blurb (bold comments mine, of course):

In this candid and gripping account [Gripping eh?], President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.

George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight of the most consequential years in American history. The decisions that reached his desk impacted people around the world [No shit, Sherlock! and not in a good way!] and defined the times in which we live.

Decision Points brings readers inside the Texas governor’s mansion on the night of the 2000 election, aboard Air Force One during the harrowing hours after the attacks of September 11, 2001, into the Situation Room moments before the start of the war in Iraq, and behind the scenes at the White House for many other historic [and scary] presidential decisions.

For the first time, we learn President Bush’s perspective and insights on:

–  His decision to quit drinking and the journey that led him to his Christian faith [Should we give a shit?]
–  The selection of the vice president, secretary of defense, secretary of state, Supreme Court justices, and other key officials
–  His relationships with his wife, daughters, and parents, including heartfelt letters between the president and his father on the eve of the Iraq War [My heart fucking bleeds]
–  His administration’s counterterrorism programs, including the CIA’s enhanced interrogations [aka torture – love the PCness of that expresion] and the Terrorist Surveillance Program
–  Why the worst moment of the presidency was hearing accusations that race played a role in the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina [Um.. duh! – seriously, had that happened in Westchester? Help would’ve been there FAST], and a critical assessment of what he would have done differently during the crisis
–  His deep concern that Iraq could turn into a defeat costlier than Vietnam, and how he decided to defy public opinion by ordering the troop surge [My HERO!!!]
–  His legislative achievements, including tax cuts and reforming education and Medicare, as well as his setbacks, including Social Security and immigration reform [!!! Speechless. I am speechless]
–  The relationships he forged with other world leaders, including an honest assessment of those he did and didn’t trust [That chapter might be worth a read! People Dubbya didn’t trust]
–  Why the failure to bring Osama bin Laden to justice ranks as his biggest disappointment and why his success in denying the terrorists their fondest wish—attacking America again—is among his proudest achievements [Pull out the violins! Call in the choir of angels! –  Newsflash: they don’t NEED to attack America – as noted in my previous post]

A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on the man at the center of events.

Now, are you champing at the bit to go out and buy this book?  Yeah, I thought so.

There is one thing I really want to know that doesn’t seem to be in this monument to the art of the memoir:

C’mon, tell me who REALLY wrote the book.

  1. Mr. Jazz says:

    I’m speechless….

  2. mrwriteon says:

    ‘Enhanced interrogation’ I like that. Sounds sort of cuddly in the same context as ‘friendly fire’ (being killed by your buddies doesn’t hurt as much), and ‘carpet bombing’, which sounds warm and hearth-like.

  3. geewits says:

    If I ever see this book at someone’s house, I will no longer be able to be friends with them. It’s bad enough that he lives about 25 minutes from here, so is constantly in the news. gag

  4. pinklea says:

    Unless snide and funny comments like yours are also included in this book, I simply don’t understand why anybody would want to read such a book … unless they need a laugh or something to get enraged about, I suppose. Who’s really interested in the man’s thoughts and opinions anyway? Not anybody I know.

  5. Jocelyn says:

    How like you to TOTALLY RUIN my Christmas gift to you.

  6. Jazz says:

    Mr. Jazz – and you should be!

    Ian – yes. cuddly!

    Geewits – i promise it will never enter my home

    Pinky – i’m flattered you consider my comments snide. i love that word.

    Joce – i’m so sorry. you can give it to me anyway, we always need kindling.

  7. lime says:

    hahaha, your last sentence was my first thought since dubya is utterly incapable of assembling a cohesive sentence in english.

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