MSNBC: George W. Bush’s Book Is Wildly Popular…Because He Was Hated

Riiight.  Because people just love to drop cash on books about people they loathe.

Mediate via Hot Air

In the battle of the presidential memoirs, George W. Bush is gaining some significant ground on his predecessor, selling almost as many copies of Decision Points in two months as President Bill Clinton sold of his in two years. Why would Americans be so eagerly purchasing the product? One suggestion on MSNBC is that, maybe, people just hate Bush more. Speaking to Norah O’Donnell, who introduced the segment in awe of the book sales given approval ratings, Salon writer Alex Pareene brought a grab-bag of reasons that Bush’s book may be selling like hotcakes, few of which were flattering:

It may be the fact that he was hated by so many people actually helped fuel his book sales because people wanted to hear him actually justify himself and explain some of his decisions that he made. And, you know, there are, I mean, you can imagine that some people bought it as a gag or some people got it, received it as a gift and didn’t really want it.

Why of course….a gag gift! 

It’s going to be a long two years for Poor Norah & Co. at MSNBC now that the bloom is officially off The Messiah’s rose and people are looking back on the Bush years with longing.  Pass the popcorn!





NY Daily News Sports Writer: Saints Fans Cheered For President Bush Because They Are All White Or Something

Just what we need.  Another lefty sports writer with a chronic case of BDS – and a serious case of stupid.  Yesterday, Filip Bondy of the NY Daily News wrote a race-obsessed piece about how expensive Saints tickets are and how most of the fans in the Superdome during the NFC championship game were white.  To bolster his point, he notes that the crowd “heartily cheered” for Katrina villain, President Bush.  The problem with this “aha!” moment is that it was President George H. W.  Bush at the game, not his son.

Newsbusters notes that the paragraph has gone down the memory hole, but they have a screen capture of it in all of its ignorant glory.

If you needed further proof of this [New Orleans racial] divide, then it came during a pregame introduction of former President Bush. Once pilloried for his approach to the Katrina catastrophe in 2005, Bush was heartily cheered at the Superdome – which tells you all you need to know about the crowd’s demographics.

Bondy must have been too busy conducting his Superdome Census to notice the wrong President Bush was being cheered by all of the rich white people in the stands.