In news that will leave conservative Republicans everywhere jumping with glee, George W. Bush — whose presidency was marked by the September 11 attacks, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a crippling financial crisis — is penning his memoir.
The former Texas governor has remained relatively quiet since leaving The White House in January 2009 with one of the lowest presidential approval ratings in US history.
Decision Points, will center on 14 decisions Bush made in his eight years as president, including “his flaws and mistakes, as well as his historic achievements.” Bush is expected to embark on a national tour this fall to promote the book, which will sell for $35, Crown Publishing Group said in a statement Monday.
“President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11 in the gripping hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; inside the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq…”
The book is also expected to explore the former president’s battle against alcoholism and his love of faith and family.
For us liberals, living through Bush’s reign of terror was enough, but those of you into cruel and unusual punishment can pick up the tome when it hits shelves Nov. 9.