Wednesday, September 5, 2007

More on Bush Bio Barrage

Comment Posted by Ken Hart:

From what I've read, Draper's book isn't a puff piece. For better or worse, he intentionally focused on Bush's attitude and decision-making "process" (if that's the word), not his disastrous policies. Take a look at the NY Times review -- the book makes it clear that Bush loathed contrary opinions, and it sounds like everyone in the White House knew that the easier way to "play" Bush into agreeing with you was to play it up as the Next Big Thing; Bush is obsessed with doing things that are big or consequential, all the more to blot out whatever screwed-up feelings he has about his father's presidency.
September 5, 2007 10:36 AM
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1 comment:

Carter McCoy said...

From what I've read, this is a fairly unbiased view of what the writer saw. I'm sure Bush, like all presidents, is quite strident in the type of decision he makes on major topics -- all leaders are.