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Originally posted by Justin Oldham
I did take note of the media reports that Mr. Bush has been giving quiet advice to the Dem candidates. It does certainly look to me like he thinks Hillary will be taking over for him. I'm not happy to see that. I don't think its very professional. Ah well, what do I know?
posted by xpert11
posted by Justin Oldham
I did take note of the media reports that Mr. Bush has been giving quiet advice to the Dem candidates. It looks to me like he thinks Hillary will be taking over for him. I'm not happy to see that. I don't think its very professional.
Did I read that right? Am I missing the joke? Bush is giving advice [to] the Dem candidates[?] Given [the] Bush track record who would take any advice from him whatsoever? Did any of the media reports appear online?
Here is the skinny from Wikipedia: Bill Sammon is senior White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner (having left the same position at The Washington Times in February 2006), a political analyst for Fox News Channel, and the author of: 1) At Any Cost: 2) How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election; 3) Fighting Back: 4) The War on Terrorism from Inside the White House; 5) Misunderestimated: 6) The President Battles Terrorism, Media Bias and the Bush Haters; and 7) Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media.
Sammon is a frequent guest on shows like Special Report with Brit Hume, Fox News Sunday and Hannity & Colmes.
From Examiner.Com, posted by firstname.lastname@example.org who authored a book “The Evangelical President” out of which the following article was taken. HEADLINES: Bush quietly advising Hillary Clinton, top Democrats, says new book . .
“NEWS” Flash “1 day ago - President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to modulate her rhetoric so she can effectively prosecute the war in Iraq if elected president.”
From the Story: To that end, the president has been sending advice, mostly through aides, aimed at preventing an abrupt withdrawal from Iraq in the event of a Democratic victory in November 2008.“Look, I’d like to make as many hard decisions as I can make, and do a lot of the heavy lifting prior to whoever my successor is,” Bush said. “And then that person is going to have to come and look at the same data I’ve been looking at, and come to their own conclusion.”“The other thing is, they are being advised by smart people,” the official said. “We’ve got colleagues here on the staff who have good communications with some of the thinkers on that side.
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air—however slight—lest we become unwilling victims of the darkness."
~Justice William O. Douglas~