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Former President George W. Bush has a book out entitled Decision Points which sold 220,000 copies on the first day.  I haven’t read it yet, but I plan to and will provide a review here.  As a result of the book being out President Bush has been doing the obligatory media tour to promote it.  Last night he was on the O’Reilly Factor and I have to commend Bill O’Reilly for a tough interview, you can watch Part I below:

I vehemently disagree with President Bush on TARF and on his lack of fiscal discipline in his last term specifically. In this interview we see something that I think is lacking with our current President – class. President Bush refuses to criticize him even though President Obama loves to blame Bush for everything. President Bush cares more about the office of the Presidency than himself. That is a lesson that President Obama needs to learn – the Presidency is bigger than just one man.

Now in 2014 when President Obama is giving his media tour for his Presidential Memoirs, I wonder if he’ll be as gracious as President Bush was last night and not take the opportunity to bash his successor. Smile

You can watch the entire interview here.

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  1. Bush did much the same thing on Oprah the other day. I happened to tune in and there he was. He told Oprah that he is treating the new president how he wishes he himself had been treated. At another point, Oprah brought up Sarah Palin and asked if he would support her like his brother Jeb is. Bush said that he is not a political pundit, and Oprah said something like ‘I’m not trying to get you to be a pundit’ and he said ‘yes you are’ lol. He relieved the tension by saying ‘You are asking me to wade back into the swamp’ and everyone laughed, and she laughed and said ‘come on in!’. He then said that he is out of politics and basically is not going to comment on things like that. He showed a lot more class than I have seen many politicians do. And I loved that he called her on it for trying to get him to make a political statement in public when he is not in the govt anymore. But how he spoke about refusing to criticize Obama’s administration spoke volumes about what kind of man he is. He also addressed the issue of being called a racist over events such as the hurricane/flooding in Louisianne. He said it hurt him to be called that, that you can criticize him over his policies and ideas, but ‘you don’t call a man a racist’ (meaning when he is not).

  2. I saw the O’Reilly clip this morning and agree with you about Bush having class. Also think that he is happy being a non-political person and doesn’t really want to express his opinions knowing that many will not agree with him and blast him.

  3. I saw the O’Reilly clip this morning and agree with you about Bush having class. Also think that he is happy being a non-political person and doesn’t really want to express his opinions knowing that many will not agree with him and blast him.

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