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Old 09-04-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Bush in new book: 'I do a lot of crying in this job'

(CNN) ? A new book about President George W. Bush claims former deputy chief of staff Karl Rove discouraged the president from naming Dick Cheney as his running mate, and suggests Rove objected to nominating former White House counsel Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the book, ?Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush,? to be released Tuesday, journalist Robert Draper describes dissent among some of the President's closest advisers even before Bush reached the White House. CNN was able to purchase a copy of the book on Monday.

On selecting Cheney as the vice presidential running mate in 2000, Draper, paraphrasing Rove?s thinking, writes, ?Selecting Daddy's top foreign-policy guy ran counter to message. It was worse than a safe pick ? it was needy.? But, Draper writes, ?Bush didn't care. He was comfortable with Cheney.?

Draper claims that when Rove raised objections about Miers, he was "shouted down.? The book also claims that Chief Justice John Roberts suggested Miers as a possible Supreme Court nominee.

Kathy Arberg, a spokeswoman for the Court, categorically denied this passage, telling CNN, "The Chief Justice did not suggest Harriet Miers to the president. The account is not true."

The White House had no comment on the book as well as any specific allegations.

In researching the book, Draper interviewed President Bush six times. He includes some very intimate details about the president?s life. Bush is quoted as saying that ?self-pity is the worst thing that can happen to a presidency.? But the president is quoted as saying first lady Laura Bush reminds him that "'I decided to do this.'"

Draper says President Bush also admits that he cries. ?I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count, as president," Bush told Draper.

After he leaves office, President Bush is quoted as telling Draper that he wants to build what he calls a "Fantastic Freedom Institute" in Dallas. He describes it as being a place where young leaders can come, write and lecture.

But first, Bush tells Draper, he wants to make some money to "replenish the ol' coffers,? noting he can make "ridiculous? money on the lecture circuit.

?I don't know what my dad gets. But it's more than 50, 75 [thousand] ? Clinton's making a lot of money," the president is quoted as saying.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...g-in-this-job/
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bush in new book: 'I do a lot of crying in this job'

How can anyone not cry while getting a news about young men and women are dying pretty much everyday because of his own decision.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Bush in new book: 'I do a lot of crying in this job'

It's nice that he is devoting at least a little bit of his thoughts toward his own personal remuneration. And that he doesn't like the pay.
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Fantastic Freedom Institute?

Hopefully there will also be a Hall of Super Heroes.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:08 PM   #5
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How can anyone not cry while getting a news about young men and women are dying pretty much everyday because of his own decision.
Oh you haven't heard? Bush doesn't feel anything for the families or friends of those who died. He's inhumane. Just ask the likes of Mr. ESPN Keith Olbermann.
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Default Re: Bush in new book: 'I do a lot of crying in this job'

But first, Bush tells Draper, he wants to make some money to "replenish the ol' coffers,” noting he can make "ridiculous” money on the lecture circuit.


LOL! Who is he going to lecture? Special Olympics?


Well, I have 1 thing in common with him, I cry alot while he is in office also.
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[QUOTE=Stlrs4Life;287989]But first, Bush tells Draper, he wants to make some money to "replenish the ol' coffers,” noting he can make "ridiculous” money on the lecture circuit.


LOL! Who is he going to lecture? Special Olympics?


Well, I have 1 thing in common with him, I cry alot while he is in office also.[/QUOTE
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I read "State of Denial" by Bob Woodward, which was hardly a pro-Bush book, but even Woodward conceded that Bush visited the injured troops probably more than any other President in history. Stories like that don't make good pub because they paint a picture of Bush with human brush, and his strictest and harshest critics (as we can see by some of the posts in this very thread) only see Bush as the devil. No good act on his part will ever dissuade them of that view. I find it very narrow minded and myopic to blindly hate a person based on politics alone, but that's the sad reality.
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I I find it very narrow minded and myopic to blindly hate a person based on politics alone, but that's the sad reality.
hmmmmm, your right....i guess i'll have to give mr hitler a pass, since i never met him....i guess he could"ve been a descent guy outside of politics ,that got a bad rap from the media...
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