He’s baaaack: George Bush’s memoirs sell as many copies in two months as Bill Clinton’s sold in six years

by editor on December 30, 2010

But … but … but … how could this be? Bill Clinton is the most beloved former President ever and George Bush is despised. Bill Clinton is articulate and George Bush is an ignorant buffoon.

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Decision Points is not only a best seller, it's a better seller than Bill Clinton's memoirs

The Daily Mail reports a rude reality injected into this left wing fantasy:

Former U.S. President George W Bush’s memoir has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November – and it’s not even in paperback yet.

‘Decision Points’, published both in hardcover and e-book form, is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says.

By contrast, former president Bill Clinton’s memoir, ‘My Life’, has logged sales of 2.2million copies since it was first published in 2004.

A spokesman for Crown called the performance remarkable.

He claimed he could not think of any other hardcover nonfiction books in 2010 that had sold even one million copies, much less two.

Why has this book sold so many copies? Well, for once the Democrats are right. It’s Bush’s fault.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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15 Comments on "He’s baaaack: George Bush’s memoirs sell as many copies in two months as Bill Clinton’s sold in six years"

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Lone Wolf
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Yes, it is good Kerry lost. But boring is not the reason. Kerry is psychologically unable to bring himself to defeat any of America’s enemies; a true girlie-man who would have let Islamo-terrorists rule over America’s interests.

perlcat
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I get what you mean. The absolute best you could ever hope for with a BananafaceKerry Presidential memoir would be boring. However as a spineless, opportunistic worm of a professional sellout, the only thing he could ever manage would be the selling of his country down the river.

this is my new name
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The book is actually funny, mostly the self admitted derp moments when bush talks about going full retard.
Its entertaining to read, and a bit insightful, its actually a book WORTH reading, THAT is why its selling, and why it will continue to sell.

It really is a good think kerry lost. imagine how boring his memoirs would be!

perlcat
Member

You know, and most of the people here know, that it takes a man to laugh at himself. Regardless of what a person thinks about his politics, he is a decent man, and they aren’t so common anymore.

rightinwa
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Conservatives read. Liberals don’t. Things like this proves it time and time again.

perlcat
Member

Yes. It is frightening to realize how many people get their news/political insight from a comedian/entertainer.

I fully admit that Rush, Sean, and Levin are entertainers, too, but they serve as jumping off places for further reading. I think that people like Stewart are more final destinations, and select information primarily for entertainment value, making a reliance on them for information a “what was I thinking” moment on the same scale as relying on marijuana smokers for statistics on marijuana consumption in order to justify legalization for tax revenue.

rs
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A new movie idea “W & Newt Save the U.S.”

Lone Wolf
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Literate and illiterate citizens certainly understood what Bubba was all about! No need to read his book to find that out.

perlcat
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I think that this may be because a higher proportion of the people that seek to understand GWB are literate.

Just a thought.

DeanH
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The simplest deduction usually proves correct, at least, among those of us with the capacity to draw a straight line without the aid of an EEG. While GW said many really badly worded (my kindness showing) statements, he was able to converse freely without constant note reading and teleprompting, never resorting to cheap shots even when he didn’t know what to say next. I voted for him and GHW every time, but was never really happy about it.

Voting for the person that seems in less of a hurry to convert citizens into subjects is a terrible single deciding factor, but that’s how it felt. I seriously doubt gore and kerry would have exhibited any balls after 9/11, especially since all evidence indicates they never had any to begin with.

The following excerpt is from February 4, 2005 in Tampa where GW attempts to explain his plan to improve the financial health of the Social Security system. Be forewarned, it is nonsensical.

“Because the – all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table, whether or not benefits rise based on wage increases or price increases. There’s a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those – changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be – or closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It’s kind of muddled.

Look, there’s a series of things that cause the – like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate – the benefits will rise based on inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow if those – if that growth is affected. It will help on the red.”

I listened to this while watching and really couldn’t believe it. I’ve checked this several times to ascertain accuracy. The St. Petersburg Times printed this as shown. Kinda reminds me of his dad puking in the Japanese Prime Minister’s lap, except that seemed somehow more poignant and certainly succinct.

perlcat
Member

There were days when it was appropriate to refer to him as GWTFB instead of GWB.

Still, he was better than the alternatives given us. I’d take him over Obama, but I’d actually prefer a real conservative over him.

DeanH
Member

Yes indeed. Imagine algore responding to bin Laden. Do you recall the debate in 2000 when gore got off his stool (not the giant one stuck in his cranium, I’m referring to what he was sitting on) and seemed to approach Bush like he was gonna give him a shove like some punk in the alley? George kinda moved one foot a little to square up. That would have been an outstanding debate. George punching out that big puss with one to the jaw. Alas, twas not to be.

Any real conservative would be an improvement over the Bush dudes, but they were the closest thing offered to us by our great governmedia.

Lone Wolf
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I love it when reality such as this irritates Leftists with extreme prejudice. Decision Points is an important read, –not an autobiography like B. Hussein Obama’s books, or fiction like Bubba’s book.

KimmyQueen
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oooooo dang! I know that has to hurt Clinton! If someone tells him he is going to be angry…

I think the fact that he was very quiet (in comparison to Clinton and Obama) during his Presidency might be the reason. He didn’t go talking a lot of nonsense almost every other day every week for his entire Presidency. There were times when he was so quiet I used to be surprised to see him at all when he would appear. So people want to know what was going through his mind it seems natural although of course it is still incredible considering the time frame.

AZ Dude
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Got me a copy GW’s book as a Christmas present. Haven’t had time to sit and read it yet, but am so looking forward to it.

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