New Bush Book Fun With Numbers: 41-43=45

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George H.W. Bush and Son.

George H.W. Bush and Son.

Tuesday, November 11, is not just Veterans Day.

On that day a most peculiar event will unfold: One former president named George Bush will release his “personal biography” of another president named George Bush—his father.

From the advance notices (flacked by a heavy publicity campaign), we know that this singular two-generation duo plans on telling an inspiring story of a heroic and selfless individual who shaped national and world events. This is clearly part of a larger effort playing out in the media since the last presidential election.

We’ve seen the elder Bush, who served as CIA director before his time in the White House and who ruthlessly attacked his opponent in the 1988 election (the Willie Horton incident), recast in fawning profiles as a loveable fellow who designs wacky socks, jumps out of airplanes on his birthdays and shaves his head in solidarity with a young cancer victim.

What’s going on here?

Could it be that this quintessentially ambitious clan wishes to nudge the Bush brand away from the George Bush of “Mission Accomplished” and “heckuva job, Brownie” by turning our attention to carefully reformulated memories of the “kinder, gentler” George Bush?

Might this odd literary project be driven by an ulterior motive: to clear the way for a third president Bush—George W’s brother, Jeb?

Taking W. out of the equation to help elect Jeb?

In any case, why would we trust George W. Bush—the man who hired image-master Karl Rove for a top-to-bottom makeover, the man who never credibly explained how he was able to forsake his National Guard obligation during the Vietnam war, the man who assured us Saddam Hussein had an arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction—to give us the real inside story of his father?

If you have read my book, Family of Secrets, you know that there is a great deal to learn about this hard-edged, calculating and consummately Machiavellian clan that it is unlikely to share with the public.

The publisher of 41 plans to put out one million copies. If you get a chance to assess George W’s claims about his father, and have read Family of Secrets as well, you may wish to lend your voice to the discussion on 41’s Amazon page customer reviews or any other discussion of 41 around the web. You can see my Amazon review here and add your voice to the conversation. By speaking out, you’ll be letting people know that those with the highest-priced microphone don’t necessarily offer the most credible output.

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8 responses to “New Bush Book Fun With Numbers: 41-43=45”

  1. The only answer for America in 2016 is a third party President ( like Bernie Sanders). If this doesn’t happen, it’s goodbye free America. (already 80% there).

  2. david krall says:

    from: david t. krall
    We don’t need Bush 43 telling us where Bush 41 was. Like he would know?
    Remember that “forgotten” topic? CIA and/or FBI memos about Bush 41 and 11/22/63, And now comes another neo-con backed horse from the same “stable” named Jeb, now strolling up to starting gate. If not for the financial meltdown and the Iraq mess, this
    Bush no doubt would have run in 2008. But the big $$$ men thought it best for him to wait. Now it will be only Hillary (or perhaps Joe Biden?) who can stop or prevent this
    from being, at least in 2016, Bush 45’s year. Stay tuned

    • Bernie Sanders will save the Nation if everybody stands up and votes for HONESTY. Another BUSH? Another CLINTON? You’ve got to be kidding. That would put an end to America as we know it!!!

  3. apeman2502 says:

    I was hoping Bush43 would beam with pride mentioning child sacrifices, Bush41 hunting Guatamala natives with a rifle for sport, and setting up the Medellin and Cali cocaine cartels in South America with Nelson Rockefeller. Especially the parts about the 9-11-2001 attacks, murdering and sodomy. Dummshit America needs to wake up or be taken down. Too much guilt by association and aiding and abetting after the fact for one nation to carry and brandish as a weapon..

  4. Brad says:

    Great article

  5. Robin Andersen says:

    Great piece Russ, thanks! The war hype yesterday on veterans day was appalling. This is a welcome antidote!

  6. Pat Speer says:

    Did someone actually pay him to “write”this book? How? Why? Are we sure it’s not just payback for some previous favor?

  7. Roger Stone says:

    The Bushes have much to answer for , including the assassination attempt on Reagan . Stay tuned.

  8. Kathe says:

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

  9. About that... says:

    Another book for the shelves of the GW Bush Presidential Lie Bury?