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Old 11-11-2010, 07:13 PM   #561
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Bush, contrary to the opinion of some, is not stupid. The very fact that he went public with that particular admission of authorising watherboarding means that he knows he will not be prosecuted.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #562
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Hmmm, did Bush plagiarize his memoirs?
George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted Passages From Advisers' Books
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I would imagine his book was partially ghostwritten or partially written by someone else, like many memoirs are. not sure who fucked up if that is the case.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #564
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Is waterboarding an appropriate punishment for plagiarism?

I give him props for refusing to criticize Obama in any of the interviews he's done for this book (and at all, period). And his honestly about his drinking, I really do admire that.
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Is waterboarding an appropriate punishment for plagiarism?
LOL. Nice.

I too would LOVE to finally see people be held accountable for any illegal activity such as waterboarding and other torture methods and such. Unfortunately, it'd have to be an independent investigation in order for it to be taken even remotely seriously, 'cause otherwise many would just see it as, "Oh, look, the left still can't let go of their hatred for Bush, they want to focus on that instead of the economy and current problems, blah, blah, blah...". I'm not looking for it to happen anytime soon, but it'd be wonderful if it did happen. If it doesn't, though, the best we can do is acknowledge that those practices are wrong and unwarranted and fight to put measures in place to prevent it from happening in the future (but good luck getting THAT to happen, either).

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I give him props for refusing to criticize Obama in any of the interviews he's done for this book (and at all, period). And his honestly about his drinking, I really do admire that.
I'll agree with that. It seems a lot of presidents are reluctant to criticize the people that follow them, it seems they hold a lot more sympathy for them because they've been there. I'm sure he has his own opinions on Obama's methods and actions, but yeah, it is nice that he's not jumping on the "bash Obama" bandwagon. Now if he could just pass that idea on to Cheney...

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And that's honestY without the l-wtf?

Bush Sr wore a hot pink shirt with yellow pants on Oprah. He IS the man.


President Bush | Are My Testicles Black | Decision Points | Mediaite

President George W. Bush continues his lengthy publicity tour for his tell-some book Decision Points with a week of appearances on Fox & Friends. And although he’s done interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly and more, there are still some topics yet to be discussed.

Like whether his father’s testicles are black.

Pres. Bush recalled how his father “terrorized nurses at the Mayo Clinic” – which he wrote about in the book. “I was trying to explain his sense of humor,” he told Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.

And this is how he did it. Apparently after an operation, Bush 41 asked his nurse, “Ma’am are my testicles black?” said Bush 43. “And he says are my testicles black?!” Then, after she reaches for the sheet, he says again: “Are my test results back?”
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I think GWB has always had a sense of humor that was never funny to people as a president lol.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:23 PM   #568
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At groundbreaking ceremony in Dallas for the George W. Bush Presidential Center today, former Vice President Dick Cheney said "history is beginning to come around" to a more positive view of former President George W. Bush.

Cheney said that Mr. Bush, whose approval rating upon leaving office was just 22 percent, always understood that "judgments are a little more measured" with the passage of time. He added that Americans "can tell a decent, goodhearted stand up guy when they see him."

Cheney lauded Mr. Bush as a president who refused "to put on airs," stating that he was thrilled to find that the most powerful person he knew was "among the least pretentious." He said Mr. Bush was someone who could "walk with kings, yet keep the common touch," added that "there were no affectations about him at all - he treats everyone as an equal."

He spoke admiringly of Mr. Bush's actions in the wake of the Sept. 11th attacks, telling the former president that "because you were determined to throw back the enemy, we did not suffer another 9/11 or something even worse."

Cheney, who (unlike Mr. Bush) has been a vocal critic of President Obama, also took a shot at the current administration. Speaking of his expectation that construction would move quickly on the presidential center following the groundbreaking, Cheney quipped that "this may be the only shovel ready project in America." The reference was to the Obama-supported stimulus package that Republicans have criticized as ineffective.
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At groundbreaking ceremony in Dallas for the George W. Bush Presidential Center today, former Vice President Dick Cheney said "history is beginning to come around" to a more positive view of former President George W. Bush.
that's only because of an amazing effort to somehow pin the problems of ~2003-2008 and onwards on obama, surely.
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He said Mr. Bush was someone who could "walk with kings, yet keep the common touch," added that "there were no affectations about him at all - he treats everyone as an equal."
Everyone? Really?

Ask the gays in this country about that.

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Couldn't just focus on the event, eh? Had to throw a shot in there, as usual.

Bush outside of his presidency may well be a very down-to-earth guy who could make for a good neighbor, but I fail to see how anyone can possibly idealize or look favorably upon his actions as a president.

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Go Bill.

Bill Clinton: I'm a Fan of George Bush's Memoir - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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Is he really going to say he doesn't like it?
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Is he really going to say he doesn't like it?
He could have kept quiet too.


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Bill Clinton and keeping quiet do not go together

He's a friend of the family-not exactly objective
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He liked the book... so this now make Diamond a fan of Bill Clinton?
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Bill Clinton and keeping quiet do not go together

He's a friend of the family-not exactly objective
Yes, he got past the hating unlike some here sadly.

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What can I say, haters gonna hate. We could never dream of rising to your level of peace and love perfection incarnated in human form. That's what we're all here to do-hate, hate, hate. Just not you

I dislike Bristol's dancing and I would never watch one minute of her mother's "reality" show. But I'm just an angry misogynistic left winger out to take down Sarah Palin.
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misandrists usually hate < misogynists.

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You can't criticize someone without being a hater!

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