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Ear to the Ground

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Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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If authoring a war against innocent civilians abroad and civil liberties at home wasn’t enough, George W. Bush is toying with the idea of writing a book upon leaving the Oval Office in January. While famously inept with words, Bush’s overarching concern with his legacy will likely keep him in the public eye even after he leaves office.


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Asked if he planned to pen his own book after leaving office in January, Bush said it was a possibility.

“I’m going to think about that, yes—writing a book,” Bush said in an interview with Britain’s Observer newspaper published on Sunday.

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By jaafar, December 29, 2009 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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He did that on purpose. You see his grandfather was Alester Crowley a well known satanist.Satanist always use reverse symbolism.
He is reading a banned book that uses ritualistic undertones dedicated to a satanist entity ’ called ‘Pan’. The words from the book were chanted to the innocent children while the inside job-attacks were taking place.It was a mega -ritual and he was PART OF IT .

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By Sanford, October 31, 2009 at 6:43 am Link to this comment
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If you are digging for the truth, then why is the “Bush reading a book upside down” hoax still being perpetuated?

http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/bushbook.asp

Maybe the truth isn’t so important.

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By purplewolf, June 18, 2008 at 3:46 am Link to this comment

The book is upside down because he has his head twisted upside down so that he can put it up his ......well you know, it’s easier that way…use your imagination.

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By purplewolf, June 18, 2008 at 3:40 am Link to this comment

Jenna had a ghost writer, perhaps it is still available to pen George’s piece of tripe.

According to Bush, several years back he had read only 2 books in his life. The one-after his college days and well before the twins came along was, ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” A children’s book, and this was all he could muster to read in his adulthood. I cannot remember the other book he read. Then suddenly about a year ago, he claims he started reading-all the time. This from a person he never reads and bragged about it in his first term!

Instead of doing the job he stole, he now claims to be reading. Wow! Maybe Laura found a Mcguffey Reader in one of the libraries she supposedly worked in before marrying the Cocaine Cactus Cowboy. Maybe Laura will coach him on this humongous task.

Will this be a book for children on his famous, “No Child Left Behind”, programs that have been a dismal failure, just like he is as a person?

Hey George, better use spell check on your computer if you do this yourself.

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By cyrena, June 16, 2008 at 11:48 pm Link to this comment

ocjim, thanks for the story about the book. I can see where it’s supposed to be humor, but man oh man, that would scare the bejesus out of me.

(kind of like some of the scenes from the Old Testament).

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By samosamo, June 16, 2008 at 11:18 pm Link to this comment

Would this ‘memoir’ have a shred of truth it should be a guide for bringing him to trial at the Hague or even here in the US but it will be filled with the most inarticulate inane meanderings that except for the disastrous criminal grip this evil, wicked and self-serving creep held for 2 terms would be fodder for some comedy sit-com. And of course he wouldn’t write it because his attention span doesn’t get him past his looking at himself in the mirror seeing the most perfect person that ever lived. So what will come out will be the ‘authorized’ edition created by his handlers approved by the neocons and then look for a huge effort to get him and ronnie reagan put on Mount Rushmore. Maybe even herbert hoover that together would represent the tower of fiscal responsiblity for some.

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By mill, June 16, 2008 at 8:46 pm Link to this comment

don’t misunderestimate this president

he is capable of dramatic works of fiction

after all, he suggested that Iraq would attack the US with nuclear weapons they don’t have, on non-existent modes of delivery (Al Quaeda terrorists who were his enemies, or missiles, planes, or ships he didn’t have)

surely he can spin a yarn up to the publication standards of a Rupert Murdock at least

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By geoffrey n lachner, June 16, 2008 at 8:33 pm Link to this comment
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Why is it that after so much indoctrination about how our system elects a President, the scrutinizing, temporizing etc. that we got such an obvious POS?  The bulk of the country has known for at least 3 years that he is a POS and Congress will not deal with him.  Why is it?  Why is it still in the White House, and still committing crimes?  Does this demonstrate the end of what was said to be the great experiment?

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By BruSays, June 16, 2008 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment

Cyrena…No, I’m not sure about the date the alteration was made but I’ll defer to Snopes on things like this. They tend to be accurate, having outed the right-wing smear against Kerry with the faked Kerry/Fonda anti-war image and numerous others. Plus the text they include regarding what they feel points to an obvious Photoshopping of the image is convincing.

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By ocjim, June 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm Link to this comment

Bush himself could never write a book. He lacks imagination and the talent with words.

A child’s book about Bush is most appropriate, because the damage done by Shrub spans generations.
Goodnight Bush, a parody of Good Night Moon was released recently.

Good Night Bush is supposed to be done in humor, to mark the passing of a corrupt president and his friends, an abuser of our planet, our government, and our Constitution.

Is it significant that many of us can rattle off most of his crimes? Yes, the litany is well known: election fraud, torture, war of aggression, war based on lies, war for profit, corruption of communications media, lawmaking done in stealth, tossing out the separation of powers, shredding the Constitution, distorting science, spying illegally, peddling favors to friends—corporate and otherwise, 9-11 negligence, environmental destruction, failure to pursue Osama bin Laden, lawless detention, alienation of former allies, slaughter of innocents, fiscal irresponsibility, erosion of the rule of law, neglect of veterans, standing by as Katrina victims died, fear-mongering, and an unbelievable incompetence.

In the book, most of the crimes are chronicled in images and rhyme: Cheney in the rocking chair as the Puppet-Master, marionettes at his feet and Bush before him, an infantile figure in a bed, clad in a flight suit. His clock on the night stand is frozen at 9:11.

Bush is alternatively giggling, balled in a fetal position, and praying, in the latter image he is facing a broken piggy bank of money. All scenes seem to be directed by Cheney: “And goodnight to Dick Cheney whispering ‘hush.’”

The last scene provides the seriousness of a non-convicted Bush.

While oil gushes from derricks looming over the bleak landscape, while effluents besmirch the land and while a grim darkness dominates, a father from a high vantage point, with one hand gesturing to these abominations before him, touches his son’s shoulder with the other: “Goodnight earth? Goodnight heir? Goodnight failures everywhere.”

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By cyrena, June 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment

Patrick Henry,

I’m with you. I get real nervous myself, when the shrub takes to reading about goats. OR..when he’s conveniently somewhere other than where he’s supposed to be. Like how he was conveniently in a Florida gradeschool on 9/11.

And how after sitting there for another 15 or 20 minutes after being notified, he was spirited away and flew around long enough to read the speech that he would deliver in an hour or so, explaining all about how the ‘terrorists’ hated our freedoms, and so that’s why the WTC had blown up, and 4 commercial jetlines has effectively been ‘disappeared’.

Yes, it’s smart to worry when GW starts reading anything. And when he signs his name on stuff, believe it or not, that’s even worse.

Brusays, are you sure about the altered photo? I only ask because if it IS altered, it’s been that way since September 2001, because that’s how long that photo has been floating around.

I don’t know why anybody would find it strange that the shrub was holding a book upside down..especially back then. I would have thought it strange if he was holding it rightside up.

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By nefertiti, June 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment

You mean someone is going to write it for him , because hearing him speak (Bushism.com) i doubt he could write a book .

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By PatrickHenry, June 16, 2008 at 2:38 pm Link to this comment

It makes me nervous anytime I see GB with one of the “pet goat” series in his hands. 

I look for shelter.

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By geoffspear, June 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment

If he’s not sure yes whether he’s going to “write” a book, he’s obviously never heard of ghostwriters.  Once he finds out that famous people don’t actually have to write a word in the books they “write” he’ll be all over it.

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By BruSays, June 16, 2008 at 12:19 pm Link to this comment

Far be it for me to defend our president’s intelligence (it would be like defending an empty room) - but the photo was manipulated.

See Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/bushbook.asp

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By Paul, June 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm Link to this comment
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Bush’s book will be a lot like that OJ book that got pulled by the publisher - “If I Really Did It” or whatever title it was. Bush’s book would be musings on what he would have done if he had really been president instead of a front man/figurehead for Cheney.

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By Bill O' Rights, June 16, 2008 at 10:42 am Link to this comment
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Will the book Bush writes be required to be read upside down just as the one he has in the picture?

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By RHONDA, June 16, 2008 at 10:42 am Link to this comment
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I DOUBT VERY SERIOUSLY BUSH READS MUCH, IF AT ALL.  HE WOULD SPEAK BETTER AND THINK MORE CLEARLY IF HE DID…....

BUT DID YOU NOTICE IN THE PICTURE ABOVE BUSH IS READING THE BOOK UPSIDEDOWN??????

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By Thomas Billis, June 16, 2008 at 10:16 am Link to this comment

I cannot wait to read the pamphlet George Bush calls a book he wrote.I am sure the title will be"Why I Sucked As President”.The pop up of the White House should give the people who think he is doing a great job a lot of laughs.

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By C Quil, June 16, 2008 at 10:07 am Link to this comment

...Learning how to write would be a good pastime WHILE he’s behind bars.

Gotta get more sleep…

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By C Quil, June 16, 2008 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

I think he should have the book thrown at him instead.

Learning how to write would be a good pastime will he’s behind bars.

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By JimM, June 16, 2008 at 9:37 am Link to this comment

If he did write a book, it would be the first one he ever read.

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By Louise, June 16, 2008 at 9:29 am Link to this comment

Wow!

D’ya think it’l have pop-ups?

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