Thursday, December 9, 2010

Presidential Musings

Tis the season of the political memoir. First it was Sarah Palin stopping in Phoenix to stump on behalf of her latest tome. Today it was former President George W. Bush’s turn, hawking his memoir, Decision Points. Thousands of people, including a handful of men in uniform, showed up to get the ex-Commander in Chief’s autograph. One of the soldiers stood at attention and gave the ex-President a salute, which Bush returned. 

About 2,000 people stood in line, some for more than 5 hours, to get Dubya’s autograph in their book. I was surprised by the turnout - when his presidency ended in January 2009, most people were happy to see him go. Now it appears that a lot of folks are viewing the halcyon days of his administration through rose colored glasses. Or they just want a copy of his book. 

There are more photos of the book signing in my archive or available from ZUMA Press.