Bill Clinton: I’m A Fan Of George Bush’s Memoir

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Former President George W. Bush has found an unexpected fan in former President Bill Clinton – not for his politics, but for his literary prowess. 

In a statement released on Friday, the former President praised Mr. Bush for his recent memoir, “Decision Points,” which hit stores on Tuesday.

Calling the book “well-written and interesting,” Clinton recommended the read to “people of all political stripes” and said it would provide a window into why he was fond of the former Republican leader despite the political differences between the two.

“George W. Bush also gives readers a good sense of what it’s like to be president, to take the responsibilities of the office seriously, do what you think is right, and let history be the judge,” the statement said, according to the Associated Press. “The book may not change the minds of those who disagree with decisions President Bush made, but it will help you to understand better the forces that moulded him, and the convictions that drove him to make those decisions.”

Mr. Clinton, who also maintained a friendly relationship with Mr. Bush’s father, former President George H. W. Bush, released his own memoir, “My Life,” in 2004.

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One Comment

  1. Joe Nardiello says:

    Unexplained still (in speaking to those who’ve read it) — is how the USA’s FBI in Minnesota can capture an Al Queda operative on Aug. 14th, 2001 or 4 weeks ahead of the attacks, and nothing much happens at the WH or State Dept. despite concerns raised (by our FBI to interrogate, foreign intelligence, etc.). He’s been executed since. Why isn’t this covered by the book, or by our media asking GWB? By why can’t ANY of our media ask about the capture? let’s draw out all we can, and learn from these vacations that Gov’t takes (across August, and apart from common sense).

    1. Josh says:

      Purposely or not, the White House and head of NSA, Ms. Condi Rice refused to believe that Al Qaida was an imminent threat to our country. The evidence suggesting Al Qaida was planning something had been there for months, and Rice turned the other way. What’s worse, is that after 9/11, they still made others in the intelligence arena try to find a way to connect 9/11 to Iraq. So instead of admitting any mistakes, Bush & Cheney came up with other reasons why the invasion was justified and used Fox News to sell it to middle America.

  2. Toy says:

    This book would be a page turner if Bush order his writer to include the gritty details of the male-4-male date that had unpretentiousness access to the white house at all hours of the day and nite… … AS it is, this yawn festival will only be a testament to the level of denial bush managed to maintain his entire life… A tribute to a complete and total failure.

  3. Toy says:

    Hmm… It’s a pity Bush didn’t write it…. (and why isn’t he in jail right now slipping his little crayon scrawled notes under the door for only his guards to read?

  4. Josh says:

    George W. Bush will not be remembered as a President who wrote a good memoir. He will be remembered as a failed President who went to war against Iraq on false pretenses and didn’t provide a way to pay for it. He will be remembered for using fear to drive his agenda. He will be remembered for an unfunded taxcut that transfered significant wealth to the top 2% of our country at the majority’s expense. I almost forgot about the Medicare part D and the donught hole. Historically in the bottom quartile. Obama is far from perfect, but it doesn’t excuse Bush’s failures.

  5. Pockan says:

    Tomorrow I will say the same about Obama’s

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