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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
First Lady Laura Bush confirmed to the Associated Press today that she has met with publishers and is planning on writing a memoir.
An executive involved in the meetings with the first lady tells the AP that Mrs. Bush plans to write "a positive book with a minimum of criticism."
If it happens, she will be the next in a long line of former first ladies to become an author. Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush's own mother-in-law, Barbara Bush, have all been published. Books by first ladies have done well and have actually had more dependable appeal than those by former presidents. Laura Bush is certainly more likable than her husband if you believe the polls.
President George W. Bush has recently expressed an interest in writing a book as well, but publishers have apparently told him to hold off. Considering the fact that seventy-six percent of those polled in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey earlier this month disapprove of how President Bush is handling his job, that's not exactly a big surprise.
Here’s my question to you: Would you rather read a book by Laura Bush or George W. Bush?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
I wouldn't read a book by either one. If it weren't for Laura Bush, George Bush wouldn't have been elected, and we wouldn't have had the past eight abysmal years. She helped to legitimize him. I can't stand her.
Kathie from Kennesaw, Georgia writes:
So my choice is between a snoozer or a loser? I will take your book, Jack. Can I get a free copy?
Pete from Florida writes:
Quit fishing for new Bush jokes and insults, Jack. Get back to real news.
I'd rather read a book by Malia or Sasha Obama.
Billy from Las Vegas, Nevada writes:
If George W. Bush writes a book, he should paraphrase you and name it, "I Made It Ugly Out There."
Well, if Laura Bush was not bright enough not to marry George Bush, I'd be hard pressed to pay $15.99 for her book.
I'd rather read Dr. Seuss.
D. in Reno, Nevada writes:
I'll hold out till Barney writes his "tell-all" on both.
They are real women, with real lives, and it's nice to know a "first lady" shares so much in common with many millions of women. They have frustrations, and feelings like the rest of us, and men aren't really open to sharing such things. Besides, you know the saying "Behind every good man is a great woman."
we already have an opinion of there other half and there side of the story is always better and with a littel more truth
council bluffs iowa
W can write???
Jack: I would say that if you were to run for President and get elected..........that's is a book that all Americans would be very interested in reading-your last book was "dynamite." First ladies tend to be warm-hearted; of course their are exceptions (HRC), and most of these books are probably read by the female gender.
I think I would rather read something written by Laura. I've already read "See Spot Run."
George Bush, of course. But that is only if the book comes with the crayons to fill in all the nice pictures.
Jack: Neither....but I would read another book by Jack Cafferty-anytime.
I wouldn't read a book by either of these people, especially if I were required to pay good money for it.
Laura. She might be married to bush, but at least HER approval ratings aren't in the tank.
I would prefer the book by George W., if it comes with crayons.
That's like asking me if I fall out of a tree–"what side of my face do I want to strike the rock under it? "
I'll pick Laura. Unless "W" was telling the real truth, as in non-fiction, he has spoiled the ending of that novel.
Seeing as how she was a librarian, and a champion of literacy for everyone, I'd say she probably appreciated writing more than someone who proudly claims that he does not read the newspaper. Plus, I'd say she probably has a few interesting stories to tell from her perspective. So I'm going to go with Laura on this one, Jack.
I'd like to read another Curious George book...
Don't really have a comment to this question, but Ray in Nashville yours is priceless!! I laughed till I cried....LOL
I would rather read Laura's because it would be much easier to read when not written with crayola on construction paper.
I think a nice George Bush Coloring Book or pop-out might be worth reading.
I would like to read a focused, reflective account of the Bush years by Laura Bush. How did W, as clearly a man of deep principal and deep conviction of his own righteousness, survive the withering fire of public rejection? HOw can you be so consistently rejected and still have the courage (or foolheartedness) to stay the course.
That would be an interesting read. Maybe in a few years when the dust settles (and we still have people in Iraq)
I wish I could say Laura because I admire her, but if George W Bush promises to do his own writing I want one!
I love comedys and fiction novels, so definitely a book written by George W! I can't imagine him being able to write anything serious. He hasn't taken anything serious in 8 years, why should he start now.
I'd rather read another one of yours Jack.
I wouldn't read a book written by any Bush.
GWB of course. It would be interesting to see his take on the last 8 years and how he is feeling now at the end of his journey. Plus, he is a funny guy, I think it would be very entertaining!!!
I'd rather read W's book, because I know it would mostly be cartoons and pictures.
Sorry, I have never developed a taste for fairy tales.
Why George, of course. Have you seen collections of his verbal word salad? I'd love to see how He spells nuclear. This would have to be the funniest book of the decade (assuming he isn't trying to be funny).
Laura's book would undoubtedly be boaring; after all, she's literate, and there are tens of thousand books by literate authors published every year. She should stick to writing books for children, I understand W really likes them.
Are you kidding me? George Bush, by far. I'll take comedy any day.
I can hear their stories now. Laura-You don't know him like I know him! George-It wasn't my fault I was given bad advice & didnt' listen to good advice! You couldn't pay me enough to read a book from either one of them. And I wouldn't waste a penny of my money or my time. Word of advice to publishers-Don't waste your time or money either.
Neither, I don't have time to waste reading pathetic drivel.
Jack, that's a trick question. President Bush doesn't have the intellect to write a book.
Port Aransas, TX
Laura, although I don't find her very interesting or contemporary. W would need a ghost writer. Maybe Laura could write the sequel to "My Pet Goat"!
I'd have to say George 'W's. I can't really understand why publishers have advised him not to write one for years... surely I'm not the only person who'd love to know what's going on in his head? I'm really fascinated about his views on the decisions he's made and the world in general. In my opinion it would be the ultimate 'tragic comedy'.
Laura's book. I've read some articles forcasting Laura's book. I'm sure she has a lot to get off her chest. She sat silently and supportively for the past eight years. Now's her turn. Laura,you go girl!
No. Never. I would never purchase and therefore add to the wealth of the most corrupt and criminal Presdient this country may have ever had. I will also not aid his family either. Perhaps the only true revenge we could ever have against this man is to have him put millionis into a book and have no one buy it.
Neither. I don't want to hear or see the Bush name ever again.
Jack, you are taking an incredible leap of logic by even suggesting that George Bush could write a book.
A book written by George Bush would be much easier to read then would a book by Laura since most of it would contain illustrations with little writing.
You know kind of like a comic book.
It would have to be a book by Laura. I wouldn't do well with a book by George, I was never good with crayons in school.
Of course Laura. George is too stupid to write a book.
The one without the Dick Cheney/Donald Rumsfeld pop-ups.
I'd rarher see something from the dog.Should have a good bite to it.
i would read a book about laura bush because i want to know how did she put up with george bush for many years..how come laura is smart and bush is somewhat challenged?..
I'd read the George Bush book. I'm sure it couldn't be more than ten pages long and will probably be mostly pictures, so I should be able to finish it in one bathroom visit.
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Laura Bush, she's a responsible, elegant, and thoughtful person, unlike her husband, who was appointed to office in 2001 via a Frlorida Supreme Court ruling.
Already seen it live, Why read the book?
That's like asking if I'd prefer a concussion or a compound fracture. There is far more relevant reading material available so I doubt I'll have to make that difficult choice.
Absolute not. We've watched her with he fake grin and let him scare us into whatever he wanted for eight years. We know how well that turned out. I'd rather read why paint dries or why milk is wet.
That's the toughest question you've ever asked Jack. Now I've got to decide between reading a Jackie Collins book or "My Pet Goat."
Neither.....don't need to know, nor want to know, see, or hear from anyone Bush ever again...... could really care less!
W's writings at first seem vague, but are, in fact meaningless.
Laura would be ok.
It would depend on the subject. However, my list of "to read" books written by good authors is too large to worry about this possibility!
The book by George would be in comic book format; not much verbiage put loads of pictures. The few times I've heard Laura speak it seems she has the ability to string coherent thoughts together. My vote goes to Laura.
What grade level will George W write the book in? Jack, I need to know this before I can answer your question.
Well I dont know Jack can Bush write or can he even read?
I will not read a book from either Bush.
I prefer reading It's Getting Ugly Out There, but if I only had a choice between Laura or George Bush I would probably pick President Bush in order to try and get a understanding of his thought process when making decisions. I've been asking myself for eight years what was thinking, when he made some of the stupidest mistakes ever made by a president
Neither, really, but if I had to, Laura, hands down.
Well, hmmm, neither.
I have more interesting, exciting and challenging things to do like
scrub my floors, do laundry and take out the garbage.
The only book I would read from either one of them would be a children’s book by GWB titled “My Pet Goat takes responsibility for his mistakes”.
if i got one in the mail for free , id burn it...
Neither. I just want them to go away.
Bush's might be funny, but who would spell the words for him?
I wonder what the topic would be? I guess maybe holding hands with the guy from Saudi Arabia or how to be a Cheerleader. It better not be a book on the economy though.
Jack I would rather have my eyes poked out with a dull stick then read a book by either of them. I have read and seen all of the Bushes I ever care to in this life time and when I die if they end up in the same place I do then I am leaving.
Ron San Diego
By the time they leave office I will need something to get my fire going since I will be living in tent city from going broke because of the mess her husband has created. So in other words I won't waste my hard earned money on neither but wait till they make a movie about the infamous couple.
Only if George writes it himself without a ghostwriter. That might be fun!
I'd love to read a book written by George Bush. I'd buy a copy just so I can read it to my daughter's class, and have them correct it for spelling and grammar!
Jack,could you tell me what language will be used for George W Bush's book?
I wouldn't be interested in any book from either of them. W, because it would be just a bunch spin from sociopath, and Laura because it would be filled with excuses for said sociopath.
Does he have a Ghost Writer, because if he write like he speaks then it will definately be a comedy. No, I would not buy it.
I don't believe George could find publishing.
Neither, I don’t ever want to hear the name “Bush” after the inauguration. Hurry Jan 20th.
I'd rather hit myself in the head with hammer than read anything from either of those pathetic disgraces to democracy.
Neither, but I'd like to see a book of Bush-isms. That would be hysterical. Add some of his forgettable speeches, now there's a book!!!
Total Nucular Man!!!!
Jack, I'd love to read a book by W. if 1. It was honest and truthful, 2. not edited to provide humor, and 3, He paid me $47,329 to read it.
I don't think that you could "read" a book by George W. Bush......it wouldn't have any text.......would simply be pictures.....drawn with crayons.
Actually, neither of the current White House Bush's interest me. If I was compelled a book by "W" would be far more interesting of the two.
I do not want to read a book by either. He is dumb and she is insipid.
Laura is too nice to write a tell-all book.George would just get a Rove-type to ghost his.So-neither.
At first i was going to say laura, but, i would love to know how george thinks..or at least what plain of existance he thinks from..
I read Dick and Jane , in first grade .
Laura please, I don't have time to waste reading fantasy written in crayon by a deluded failed despot.
Neither! But I would consider using their books as a doorstop,to line a birdcage or as toilet paper.
I guess George’s book. It could make for interesting reading to find out how he can justify some of the decisions he has made.
Wait a minute…. Perhaps Laura’s! It couldn’t be as depressing.
Jack: After eight years of the Bush's, what could be more exciting than reading one of their books? George writing about talking to God, and bringing Osama in "dead or alive," while Laura writes books explaining why embryonic stem-cell research isn't necessary, and how George jumped over two thousand Air National Guard applicants in order to avoiding active duty in Nam. The latter might be worth reading...not really.
Heck No. Not in my life time.
I would would read W’s book 100% over Laura’s if the title is called “1001 Reasons Why I Failed This Country.” now that’s a book everyone would like to read
Hmmmm......If George W wrote a book, would we have to read it upside-down?
George would probably write a joke book, so my money is on smart Laura.
Absolutely NOT – I want to forget George and Laura ever existed!
Are you talking fiction or non fiction? Non fiction: Laura. Fiction: George.
Junior can't even talk - how's he going to able to write a book?
How come you did not give us a "None of the Above" choice????
The only book I can see "W" writing is part 2, to My Pet Goat. I think I'll pass.
If George loses his crayons on the way back to Texas then there will be little chance of him every writing a book so likely Laura's book will be the only choice.
Besides if George wanted to write a book about how he thinks it would be impossible for him to illustrate something that simply doesn't exist.
Is it free!:)
Eight years under the Bush Administration is not worth reading about in a book, much less remembering. I am not so sure the "tabloids" would waste their time either!
Have to be Laura, George would have to learn how to write.
Can I have another choice?
I presume your talking about comic books. Tell me Jack you got to be kidding.
I would much rather that they BOTH fade into obscurity! Frankly, I would not read a book by either of them. They have not had anything to say that I was interested in hearing for the last 8 years, and I don't think that has changed.
Well Jack, after listening to 'W's speeches, I find that he uses too many large words that I do not understand... (and really don't think that 'W' does either). We all know someone else is writing his speeches.
Now Laura... We know she can read & write, so her book would make much more sense.. (We know she's smart; She just happened to marry an idiot.)
George, but it has to be written by him. No ghost writer's, and no proof editing. In other words, no help from Jack. It would be a riot. Now if you want to read a serious book, it would be Laura.
I wouldn't bother to read a book by either of them because I have already lived through enough and I'm sure Laura would not be honest and George can't write complete sentences.
None of the above? George Bush can read and write and actually compose a complete sentence? Of course, it would be fiction anyway, right? Or, cartoons?
Neither; I wouldn't have the time or interest. I would like to read books written by President-elect Obama or books about him. The Bush's are history.
Didn't know George could write and think at the same time ! !
Phil from Bay Shore
if George W Bush writes a book, he sould paraphrase you and name it "I Made It Ugly Out There"
Are you kidding? I wouldn't read either author, even if I found them for free in the public library!
Of course I would... but only if Mr. Bush's book was a raw audio transcript that was completely unedited.
Laura Bush would be better, I don't like picture pop up books.
The only way I would read a book by Laura is if she tells the truth about how embarrassed she is to be married to George! As far as George writing a book, I guess he would need a ghost writer, since he can't put an intelligent sentence together.
I would much prefer to read a book by Laura Bush over George. If I want to read "Where's Waldo", I can always go to my granddaughters book collection.
Jack, my mom says the title of George Bush's book would be "Who's Sorry Now?"
Actually neither is a book that I would buy. If someone gave them to me, I might read them. I really don't want any insight into one of the worst presidents that I can recall, nor do I care to know any more about an invisible First Lady. I will be glad when both of them are just a presidential memory.
I could not read a book by either of them. I have always refused to read books I do not care for written by people I do not like. I can guarantee that I will purchase neither of them and if someone were to give me a copy, I would throw it away. I speak as a person who has one of the largest personal libraries in my town – and that is after I have disposed of about 3/4 of my books.
'll holdout till barney writes his "tell All" on both
I would consider reading the "President of the US for Dummies" book. We'd have a real master in W. as author of that one.
Neither one. I really want to get the Bush years behind me.
Neither. They need to go back the Crawford and continue to do what they have been doing NOTHING!
Considering they'd both be ghost-written by someone else, I don't see what difference it makes whose picture is on the cover.
Are you kidding jack, I would rather read "MY PET GOAT"
George W. can't read – I doubt that he can write!
Laura is far more intelligent and interesting. I doubt that I would buy a book written by her, though.
neither, would rather spend my money on toilet paper
Most likely Laura, but I would guess it would be about home decorating or something. I don't mean to put her down....as a matter of fact I truly love Laura Bush, but she really played the dutiful wife during these last eight years and I would suspect all of her married life.
Now if George wrote a book, I don't know what topic he would choose save "Don't Become the President"!!!!
Since I'm sure W writes the way he talks, I rather read a book written by his wife the teacher.
If W. told the truth in a book about being Cheney's "puppet" then I would buy it otherwise Laura because she has been a classy lady and has endured a lot over the last 8 years. Reno, NV
Obviously a book by George would be more interesting if he admitted to all his mistakes and why he made them. Laura would probably be a better writer. I'd say Laura just for the sake of reading a well written book.
George's book would be able to read in 30 seconds if he listed all of his accomplishments.
Dean in Atown
George Bush write a book?? You've gotta be kidding!!
What? George W.can write?
It would have to be a book by Laura. I don't know enough cowboy lingo to read a George Bush book.
Neither. I don't want to hear the name of Bush again. Too many bad memories.
Mountain Home ID
If George Bush writes the way he talks it could become some kind of a puzzle game. I can picture groups of people sitting around trying to figure out what in the world he was trying to say.
Poor old dumb George writting a book that would only be one page long, probably wouldn't be very interesting then again one by Laura would be well written and very interesting.
George W. Bush and write a book is an oxymoron.
If he were to actually write a book himself, which I consider impossible, I would read it just to get a laugh at the mangled English. It would of course be a work of fiction as he is incapable of uttering anything resembling the truth.
Well, we have had other "George" books, like "Curious George,"
"George of the Jungle," so why not "George with the Big Chief
Tablet and Crayon."?
I'd love to read the truth from George Bush on how he managed to completely destroy our economy in 8 years, ruin the reputation of the United States world wide, involve us in 2 wars killing our sons and daughters while spending trillions of dollars, and allowing his nasty dog to bite a reported who was just doing his job. Write that book George Bush, I'll read it.
I would rather read a book written by Laura Bush than a book by George Bush because I've already read all of Dr. Seuss' books when I was 8.
Autobiographies are usually dry. George bush is a terrible speaker and is never really straight forward. He usually alludes any direct point by fluffing speeches with ideological rhetoric that all sounds good but really doesn't mean much. So, given the choice of the two, I'll read the book by laura bush.
I'd rather read a book by Jack Cafferty! Wait a minute, I've already done that!!
No,neither, thank you. Goodbye Bush's. Adios,Sayonara, don't let the door hit you....... gone and forgotten, a footnote in American history. The worst president,ever!
Assuming the book is about her days in the WH, if the book will be positive and will have a minimum of criticism, it will consist of a title page, a blank page and the words “The End” at the bottom.
I’m confused about Bush writing a book. He doesn’t read, how can he write, or will the book be upside down?
Jack, Help me understand why anybody would want to read any book by W. Bush. Granted he wouldn't write the book himself since he can't even speak good english, the question should be what can anyone learn from him.. Arrogance? mangling of English language? incoherrent train of thoughts? or just plain lack of curiousity on virtually anything substantive.?
I'll rather read cartoon book he couldn't read ... my pet goat!
Laura Bush has been a very good first lady and I respect her tremendously. I'll rather read her book; time permitting,
Sam of Miami
W, of course. The title might read something like "If I had really been elected in 2000"
It would be a short book about how he might have been a better president had he really won the election.
What would be its title–"My 7 Years and 9 Months as President"?
Not much demand out there to read about a cowboy and a librarian. I will to hear from Barney's publicist.
Neither....................New Windsor, New York
I agree with Ray in Nashville.
I think he said it all.
Come on Jack, you can't read a picture book.
Diagnostic: Both need to read more not to write anything at all! A book to nowhere? No! We have enough books on sale that cannot be sold. Please prevent the world such a misguided scene!
a book by W. would be pure fiction.
Neither cant wait to be rid of them. No reminders please. Books included.
I would love to read any comic book authored by George W. Bush!
At least Laura's book wont be written behind prision bars.
I like pictures so W's book is my pick.
Jack I'LL wait for the movies!!!!
There are only two titles that I think would be appropriate for W. White House for Dummies or How to read My Pet Goat to first graders. On the other hand for Laura a title might be " Laura's Cliff notes for being married to a idiot..
Laura. I get tickled just thinking about W. writing a book – I guess he would just dictate hie memoirs and have someone else put his words into intelligible sentences.
A book titled "Now I Are One" by W. You know, like when I grow up I want to be president, now I are one.
Jack, would that be comparable with See Spot Run.
Laura, she seems to be more interesting. I feel the W has a good heart just know leadership skills.
If a book about George Bush provides the REAL truth about his Presidency.....it would be a best seller. But then, it would probably put him and others in jail.
I really don't think we have to worry about either. I don't think either of them are book-smart. Maybe magazine-smart. Probably more like Highlights-For-Children-smart.
Hands down Laura, unless I was reading a book to a 3 year old,
then Dubya might be more appropriate.
Oh Jack, My answer is, I wouldn't read a book by either one. If you don't mind I and every other American have had enough money stolen from us by the Bush's, I sure wouldn't give them any more, besides it would'nt be anything but excuses and lies, and we all no how that story ends.
I wouldn't waste my time or money on either one of them!
Neither. I've never been a fan of the "kiss and tell" immediately after you leave office. I think such things require time to allow the dust to settle and for history to show where the winners and errors ended up. Look at Nixon. All of the books written immediately after he left office painted him as a total bad guy. However, later in life, he was the foreign policy genius of his time and all of the bad stuff was tempered by time.
A book by George would be a fairytale only for pre schoolers. Now get serious.
First I don't believe those two can write anything of value. Second I was truly hoping to wake up and realize that these past 8 years have being just a bad dream.
I'd read a book written by either of them but I'd more enjoy a book written by Laura Bush. As first ladies go, she has been exceptional and the media rarely gives her credit for the great things she has done.
Missy M in Phoenix, Arizona
A book by George Bush? if the title is George Bush: Epic fail then yes i will read it for kicks.
For Laura bush, she has more commen sense and maybe a good writer so yea i'll read Laura's book rather than her husbands
Given only those two choices, I'd rather read Dr. Seuss.
You gotta be kidding. I won't waste any time or energy even glancing at a book by either of these two and hopefull book companies will not waste trees to print a book by either of them.
Jack I would rather read a book by Laura Bush. If I was to read a book by George I would have to buy a box of crayons first.
Laura Bush. Her husband was a terrible president, screwed up the country dearly and has a underwhelming way with words. She doesn't seem nearly as stupid and has kept out of the decisions that her husband is so hated for. She might have an interesting perspective.
Oh my gosh - no brainer - Laura. Too bad she can't tell us all the really good stuff.
This country has been the story of George W. Bush's life for 8 years and we don't need to read a book about him. I like Laura Bush but I also know she will not be writing a book about why she married this idiot.
To be frank. I don't want to read either one. The Bush's has said and done enough already to last me the rest of my life. Can't wait until the next two months are up.
Jack – I didnt know GW could spell. He sure can't talk. GW should write a book about what he did his first 8 months in office. We would all like to know. I would read a book by Laura.
Both, they are both a part of history.
Laura Bush could write a great book about what a total idiot her husband is. From his performance as president, I'm surprised Bush can read, let alone write. How about a book about discussing who has done more to destroy America, Osama Bin Laden or Bush. Bin Laden would be more believable and probably more honest than Bush.
Laura can speak English, but can W? In 8 years I haven't heard any come out of his mouth.
I wouldn't read a book by either one of them even if you paid me to. After they leave office, I plan to develop an 8-year political amnesia and forget they ever existed.
I'd like to see what's in the man's head, it would be a great case study for psychiatrists & students all over.
I read books to learn something intelligent.
do you really think that George W. Bush is actually capable of writing a book? think again.
Laura Bush can read. Pres Bush....who knows? I'm not even sure he can write a legible sentence! Good riddance!
As much as I am embarrassed to say, I would really like to know what goes on in the head of President Bush. He has made so many mistakes during his two terms in office, I also want to know if he regrets any of it.
Jack that was a dumb question. People like to read books by people that are intelligent and inspiring. Laura Bush is all of those. Even W. would like to read her book.
Neither. The Bush family has done enough damage to this country without profiting even more from it. Anyone named Bush should just fade away into oblivion and never show themselves again anywhere. THis also goes for anyone named Cheney. Let them go on a hunting trip together,in the Alaskan wilderness.
If I were headed to the bathroom I'd take the book with pictures drawn in crayons by George, ANYTHING with substance I'd choose Laura.
Comics like Jay Leno would love to read a book by W. as it would give them a lifetime of material.
Laura , I didn't know George could speak english, read much less, read and write.
A self written biography by George would be very entertaining especially finally seeing how he sees things so different from everyone else. Just as comical would be a book from someone close to him watching, but I doubt she's say anything bad about him.
I wouldn't be able to read either. The reason being...they were sitting in the White House in the belly of selfishness when Hurricane Katrina hit. And, I can't get over Old Mother Bush, Barbara, while touring a safe shelter for Katrina victims, actually said that these people were "better off/this is probably better than what they had." I can't imagine what Dubya or Laura would say regarding Hurrican Katrina, if at all–there is no way to sugar coat what happened, and I doubt if they would have the chutpa to "honestly" talk about that time. No sale–I'm saving my book dollars for Oprah's Book Club!
I already have the title to George Bush's memior, "George of the Bungle."
Neither one Jack...I would rather read the back of my box of cereal!!!
They can't need the money. Just go back to Texas and let it be. You would think he would want to hide what with the mess he has put us in.
Let's forget the Bush books and lets Just Turn the Page already!
It depends if you like fiction or a memoir. Laura's memoir would be interesting. As for George his memoir would probly be fiction.
He is literate?
Jack...thats a silly question. Laura's of course. Her's would have words and Dubya's just pictures 🙂
For laughs, George; for content, Laura.
I'd read Laura's. Because George's probably will be nothing more than a coloring book.
I don't respect blind loyalty so Laura is out and as for Georgie – can he write anything but his signature? Of course if he got someone to write his "true confessions" I would like for Congress and the Justice Department to give it a good once over.
I would not read a book from neither one, but if I was forced to, it would be from Laura.
This is shocking!
Bush, as far as I can tell, does not have a grasp on the English language. So, if he's writing a book, you can be sure, someone is doing the writing, as he sits there sounding like the baffoon he is.
Neither. Laura Bush's would be boring and George Bush's would be a bunch of lies. I'll pass.
There shouldn't be much expense entailed to a Presidential Library with this joker. A few comic books should do it. Does W write comic books ??
Definitely Laura. Why would I be interested in anything George has to say? IF it was a legitimate memoir expressing the truth about what he's like, it would be a joke. But it would probably all be made up, where he paints a picture of himself that is nowhere near what he's really like.
If you want a book on fact, read Laura's book. If you want a book on fiction or untruths, read George W. Bush.
I prefer factual reading.
Neither, fiction isnt a big favorite of mine.
God, what a choice. I think I'd rather have a tooth pulled.
Neither, Jack. You know the old saying "behind every successful man is a woman". It seems Mrs. Bush has failed. And everyone knows that Mr. Bush can't speak or write English properly.
I think it would be interesting to see what W had to say about his two terms. We may find that with more time to write instead of speak, he may have some interesting views. I've never been able to understand him speaking and I'm from Alabama. I would like an explanation of how he let things get to the point that they are now. Maybe a chapter on "Things I should've done differently."
Presidents don't write books, but ex-Presidents do. For that reason alone I can't wait to read a book written by W.
Probably Laura, I would have to spend money on W"s book. That would just keep reminding me of all the political capital he was going to spend when he was elected for his second term. You can see what that got us. What money I have left needs to stay with me for as long as possible. I do not think I need to give it to him.
I actually read many of the president's book however in this case I would not be interested in either. Laura could not be more boring and irrelevant as first lady, and unless W could some how find a way to tell us what he has really been doing for the last eight years, I would rather not relive the nightmare.
Laura for sure. And wouldn't it be great if for once we would get a book that told the REAL story behind the politics. That won't happen here any more than it has in the past, but people would probably be more likely to believe a book authored by Laura than George.
Haven't we had enough of the bushes, not interested in a book by either!
counting the days till bush/cheney are gone, the worst administration in our country's history.
I'm pretty sure Laura can read and write. George jr???? not so sure............
Well that depends Jack...if I need a good laugh I would want to read a book by George...if I want a good sob story I would like to read one written by Laura.
Are you kidding? What would either one of them have to say that would be of interest?
I like Laura but her memoirs would be as dry as last years birds nest.
George. It would be shorter. Expressing the depth of knowledge he shares with the ever brilliant Sarah Palin
I'd rather read George's Great Moments As President. It would be very short.
Gee Thanks, Jack. Couldn't you give me more options like from maybe JOE, THE PLUMBER. I think that might be more intellectual reading than the choices you give us.
Is like asking if I would rather read a book written by Hillary or one written by Sarah Palin?
George Bush – at one caption per page it figures to be a quicker read.
None of them.... Unless I need a sleeping pill. They would put me to sleep.
I would like to see George write a book about the misunderestimation of his historical strategery. If he rambled on long enough, he might accidentally tell the truth about something. " I kept FEMA out of N'Orleans for a coupl'a days just to make that Dem Governor look bad. Heh heh. Karl's idea. Just sayin"" or "I know that whole iraq thing didn't make any sense, but hey, we made a bundle, I mean someone made a bundle. Dick's idea."
I assume there would be an opportunity to color the pictures.
If George Bush were to have a book come out, it would have to have been written by Dick Cheney. George can't even read a teleprompter, what makes you think he can write? Everyone knows Laura is the (only) brains in the family. She gets my vote.
The answer to this one is easy. It has to be Laura. She knows how to write.
Why should it be worth my time to read either...?
Well, let's see Jack,
"Married to President Moron" by Laura Bush or "My life as President Moron" by George W. Bush.... Tough choice, but I think the book by Laura would have more understandable and complete sentences in it. Also fewer blank pages. I'll go with Laura's book...
Laura's because of the stories she could tell about George Bush.
Cheney has been Bush's "ghostwriter" for eight years now. Without his help, what could Dubya write that we would want to read? His wife could be more interesting....at least she can speak proper English.
With George Bush's ongoing, arrogant incompetence........Can't you just imagine the literary world breathlessly awaiting a masterpeice in his own words?.........We'll put it in the Bush library,.......or maybe we'd better call it the Bush... 'bookshelf."
Does George know how to write?
who in their right mind would buy a book written by George W. Bush? i wouldn't read any politican book unless i'm really desperate to read something.
George W. but I am not sure that he would write a tell-all kind of book. I believe that W. is an interesting character with more to his personality than most people think. Love him or hate him, we will never forget him.The W. administration has left scars upon the American people that need time to heal. I for one am anticipating a great book from W. but I am just not ready to read about him yet.
Neither deserves the cutting down of trees.
-jeannie, pasadena, CA
If it ends up being truly a "positive book with a minimum of criticisim", then it will surely be found in the fiction isle of any book store. We are all living out the "truths" of the Bush Presidency, and we will be suffering and paying for it for decades. A Bush book would be about as valuable as a Cheney book on huntinig.
laura bush of course,she has alot of intelligence something george w. bush doesn't have
Tucson, AZ – given the limited time I have for diversionary reading, I do not think I would read a book by either of them. Laura is a librarian, and a nice person, but clearly neither deep nor exciting. Her First Lady memoir will have little value for me. W is clearly too dumb to write his own book – he would have to tell it to a real writer who would make some sense out of it before actually putting it into print. The up side is that we might find out how W managed to make so many bad decisions. I suppose I would read such a book if I had nothing better to do and was desperate for something, anything, to read.
Laura of course. She speaks in comprehensive sentences.
Neither, I just want this whole bush debacle to end and then try to forget about it.
Laura Bush, definitely. She has the perspective that someone who was an actual president doesn't; I'm sure that her book would be less heavy on politics than her husband's.
Laura any day. Who in the world would want to read anythng he would write? He can't even speak English correctly, how in the world could he write it!!!
George can create his own dictionary...I have to admit that would be interesting and I would probably peek at it and act like I didn't. Laura's actually quite funny, so if she wrote something cute, I'd probably buy it.
Considering that "My Pet Goat: The Sequel" is probably all that W can muster (and that's being generous I think), I would rather read what Laura has to say.
I have a feeling that BOTH of them would write FICTION book, and I usually don't read fiction. I can't imagine either one of them being honest in their writings. So "thank, but no thanks" on this one.
Would you rather read a book by Laura Bush or George W. Bush?
I would like to read a tell all book by Laura Bush.
As for GW, I'm not sure he's bright enough to write one let alone read one..
George Bush can't even READ a book, let alone write one...
i will read that of W only if it is titled: Dumb and Dumber, the Presidential edition.
Wouldn't George's book be ghost-written by Laura anyway?? Words longer than 5 letters will prove this.
Though George Bush may not have been the best president, he certainly is a good one, and the most interesting one to date. If Mrs.Bush was to make a book, it would certainly be interesting, however, Mr.Bush's book would certainly be more so, providing insight into the life and thoughts of the man who changed our world.
Nitarshan, Toronto, Canada
What's the difference?
Depends Jack, if there's time to read words and stuff I'd have to go with the First Lady's work. But in this fast paced world we live in I might only be able to make time for the illustrated works of the man we all know as Dubya.
I think Laura could write a better book, especially if she got Lynn Cheney to help.
By bush I love short stories
Jack. I hope I understood the question correctly. Frankly nobody would publish a book written by either Laura or George Bush. Marvel comics might. The answer? Neither one.
George's would be much shorter but extremely difficult to comprehend. So I'll go with Laura's book and a pot of coffee.
Mrs. Bush would have a better book, but George's might come with free crayons to colour the pictures. That's a tought one.
Id much rather read a story from George W, Jack. I'm a huge fan of choose your own adventure books.
None of them.
George of course! I'd love to know how the world he sees differs from the one the rest of us live in.
I would read the George W. book as long as he is honest abotu the way he treated every situation. (basically making fun of his self)...
But Laura bush all the way.
I would much rather read George Bush's book, I love those "Worst Case Scenario" books!
I think i would rather read a book by GW. I am not one who likes big long books. I like simple books that get the point right away. Plus I feel he would have alot of pictures in his book.
Neither! I'd rather enjoy a do-it-yourself root canal!
Are you kidding. I wouldn't read a book written by either of them.
I'd rather read a book written by George Bush. As long as it isn't proofread before it's published.
Yeah, I'd love to color in a book written by "W".
Laura Bush, of course!
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
I think Lauras would be more interesting on a literary level. But then again I can only imagine what GW would write, if he can write that is...
George Bush – it would be funnier.
I would have to say George W Bush. I love to color.
I am interested in hearing about both Laura and George Bush
I'd rather read a book by George W. Bush. I love pop up books.
Laura Bush, hands down! You would have to proofread and edit the book if it were written by George before you could sit down to read it.
Should the Bush family really be rewarded with an $8 million book deal while soldiers families are struggling and the families of border patrol agents Ramos and Compean are serving 11 years in solitary confinement?
Where is the fairness in that?
All things considered, I'd rather read Dr. Seuss. At least his stories have a happy ending.
I would love a book by George Bush if I still liked to color with crayons.
I'd rather read a book by Malia or Sasha Obama.
I wouldn't read a book by either one. If it weren't for Laura Bush, George Bush wouldn't have been elected, and we wouldn't have had the past eight abysmal years. She helped to legitimize him. I can't stand her.
Jack, I'd rather read George's book. I don't have much time and like 20 page picture books.
I think I'd like to hear what Georgie has to say. There's no way I'd let someone drive me in the wrong direction for 8 years then make me walk back to find my own way without an explanation!
Well, if Laura Bush was not bright enough not to marry George Bush, I'd be hard pressed to pay $15.99 for her book.
Considering everything, I believe an eight yr. old child could write a better book than Laura or George W. Bush, that being said I would not even consider reading a book by either I mean really why waste one's time.
George Bush, at least I will hear from the horse's mouth.
The answer is neither! I cannot think of two more boring people...or 8 years of an uninteresting Presidency. Besides, neither would be telling the truth!
I would rather read the book by Laura as I prefer literary works vs pop-up books.
Nancy in Winchester, VA
neither. I can't imagine Laura Bush having anything to say that I'd want to hear.
I prefer not to even think of any of them. We had more than enough.
Neither. The name Bush should dissappear from the print and television media.
I'd read George W's book only if it was 100% sure he'd wrote it himself without any help whatsoever.
George can write? I wasn't even sure he could read.
George, if you're reading this, I apologize if I "misunderestimate" you.
How could W. write a book? He can't even speak the English
language with clarity and intelligence.
Neither. It seems like Barney could write a more readable book.
Hahaha...a book by the Bush family..u gotto be kidding me they cant speak straight english and now they are going to be writting books??
I would read both, it would be nice to see the inside story from both sides of the table.
I wouldn't pay one dime to read a book written by either one of them. Laura is just as dishonest as her husband.
I'd rather read a book by Laura Bush. I don't think Bush knows how to write a book, considering how he ran the Presidency.
I would rather read "Green eggs and Ham" from DR.Seuss than read anything from either Laura or "W" Bush. I am sick of seeing both of them.
Laura, obviously. The woman was a librarian. At least SHE probably knows the alphabet.
Neither. I want to read the tell-all book written by Barney
I can't think of any reason I would ever want to think about any of the Bush family ever again. Let them slouch off into infamy and let's get on with the clean up.
I'd actually like to read a book by George. It would be interesting to see what actually went through the mind of that moron. It would be interesting to hear from the idiot's wife too though, see how much she actually supported him.
I would not read a book written by either of the two. I would not put more money into the hands of someone who already has more than enough money to support the lifes of 100 people.
NEITHER!!! All I want is for the Bushes, ALL of them, to disapear into total obscurity, NEVER to be heard from again! I've had my fill of the Bush name in any form to last ten lifetimes! PLEASE, just go away!
I would not read a book written by the first robot, Laura. And, since George had trouble reading My Pet Goat, he may want to stick to picture books. That way, republicans can understand them.
George Bush has been so demonized and characterized by those around him I would be fascinated to actually here his side of the story.
I would rather not read any of their books. Haven't they (President and Mrs. Bush) already caused enough problems. I just wish they would go away just like a bad dream.
A book by Goerge Bush? You've got to be kidding. "Look Laura. See Dick. See Dick shoot! Run Laura, run. The End."
I would rather read the Presidents book. I am sure it would be a great mystery, Who actually won the 200 election? Who actually ran the White House? Who actually said mission accomplished? Who actually wrote this book?
Matt from Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
I'd be the first one inline to buy a book written buy George W. Bush. I'm just curious to read for my self what is inside this numskulls empty head.
W might increase the "readification" of America!
I would rather read the back of a cereal box than a book by George W. Bush.
I would say George Bush, because i would be interested in knowing what a nut like him thinks about
How about neither book!
Should the Bush family be rewarded with an $8 million book deal while soldiers families are struggling and the families of border agents Ramos and Compean are struggling while the two men serve 11 years in solitary confinement?
Where is the fairness in that?
Are you serious? These people just need to move on. They've spoken enough and people are tired of hearing from them. Leave the book market alone. Haven't they made enough money off the war and other ways they've screwed the American people. It's a joke!
I'd go for W's book, as long as the crayons are included!
Bob Palitz, Accra, Ghana
I'd like to read a book by George W, as I feel I am owed an explanation. It would be interesting to take a look into how the President justifies all the obviously horrible decisions he made. Although my first thought upon hearing he was writing a book was, is it a picture book?
Well, the book by George would be shorter, have more pictures and most probably be a work of fiction. But both would be in the category of "horror" and are best left unwritten.
I wouldn't read a book by either of them. I know all I want to know about them. In this case, the least I know the better.
Laura Bush, definitely. I don't read picture books – or comic books for that matter.
I would far rather read a book by Laura because I'm sure it would be written in complete sentences. As for a book by GW, I haven't had
my crayon set out of the drawer in nearly 60 years!
Andy from Salt Lake City
So my choice is between a snoozer or a looser? I will take your book, Jack. Can I get a free copy ?
it depends if you like fact or fiction
I have three points to make:
-They should combine their books into one.
-I would be interested in reading what President Bush has to say. I am not so interested in Laura.
-Publishers should not be afraid of political backlash for publishing their books.
I would love to read Mrs Bush's memoirs – she is greatly admired as are most first ladies. W 's would be fairly interesting; to find out what really goes on in his mind.
Neither one. I just want the entire Bush family to fade away until
they are no longer a national memory or rather a national nightmare.
There is nothing either one could say that would interest me in the
slightest. Just go away!
Can he write?
Since I haven't read a picture book since I was three years old, I'll have to choose Laura.
I wouldn't be surprised if George Bush already had the book written and stashed somewhere seeing as how he's done everything but be President the last 8 years. I would much rather read a book by Laura Bush, I want o know what it was life was like being married to the world's biggest Idiot.
Certainly don't want to read a book by George W. Bush or Laura Bush. There both out of the same literary pool.
Neither. If I wanted to read about the sunshine and rainbows I've apparently missed in the past eight years, I'd turn to children's literature. As for Mrs. Bush, I'd be surprised if a woman who has remained silent and deliberately spent her life in G. W.'s shadow has anything meaningful to say.
Whether George W. or Laura write the book, the truth will be so far beneath the surface that it will never be worth reading. I firmly believe that Bush will go down in history as the worst President to date, and time will not make a difference. The Bush family is so blind to reality that any 'story' they tell in print will only be embraced by those who are equally blind. I'm so happy that his tenure is over, and I can only hope that the nation is able to recover from his mistakes.
I wonder who would write it for him. I really doubt he is capable.
I am waiting for Obama's book!!!
only if she is planning blast george w bush
Neither. None. Nein. Nada. Nope. We've heard enough fairy tales from them in the past eight years.
Now why would I want to read a book about Laura Bush or George W. Bush?
I have lived it for the past eight years,
and if you ask me it an awful book.
It something that needs to be burned, because it awful and we already know the story.
I thought George Bush already wrote a book. See spot run, run that means move faster than walking. See spot wag his tail. Just see spot do things. By George W. Bush
Laura Bush has conducted herself for eight years with consummate grace in a very difficult role. Since the American people hold her husband in such low esteem, I would enjoy a very HONEST book from her, but feel that is unlikely to be the case.
Neither. I don't think that either of them would actually do the writing, so why should I bother with doing the reading?
I would definitely buy a book written by W over Laura Bush. It would be very interesting to read about what he really thinks and what has really happened over his eight years. Also, I would buy W's book due to the oddness of thinking about him writing anything at all. Finally, the book would also be attractive to me because it could be a huge, hiliarious flop. America needs a good laugh after the last eight years.
I have already read curious George, so I would rather read the first lady's book. I am sure it will be more interesting.
Reading a pop up book from the president doesn’t interest me too much and neither does a book from a lady that decided to marry this individual
Jack I am not sure because my intelligence level is same as Bush. or may i'll write a book too.
A book written by George W. would be a best seller. It should be titled 'How to destroy a nation: all by yourself, no help needed from my daddy'.
Why read a book written by President Bush when one has already been written...'The Prince' written by Machiavelli in 1532.
Neither thank you. A book written by Laura Bush would be polished, well punctuated and grammatically perfect and filled with uninteresting blather about one of the worst president's in America's history. A book seemingly authored by President Bush would be written by Laura anyway, so what's the dif?
It depends on what you want to read, a childrens book or a ghost written comedy of errors. Personally I prefer the comedy genre
Jack, this might seem a bit sexist, but I am a European. Anyway, if push came to shove, I'd much prefer to read a book by the one who wears the trousers, because when all is said and done, their insight into the last eight years and the decision making involved might help to explain one or two things. As for her husband, well, perhaps that's for another day.
I would rather read a GW Book. But it really wouldn't be reading. It would consist of pop-up pictures and coloring pictures wih crayons. Man, it sure is hard to stay in-between those lines!
Who wants to read about what either has to say? Is it not enough that we have to wait until January 20 for a president with an IQ above 50 to enter into office? If my last name were Bush, I would lay low for a while.
It would be interesting to read about what (if anything) is going on inside W's head.
Not so fast everyone, "W" could write a credible book titled 'How Not To Run The Country ' or 'How toTurn a Great Economy Into a Train Wreck In Eight Years Or Less'. Lets give credit where credit is due!
This would be the only time Bushy would get my vote. Finally someone to put Dr. Seuss to shame... The cat in the hat? Nooooo.. The ballot in the box. i'm sure the pop-ups will be nice too.
Please not another pop up book from president George bush .
Of course a book written by the president wold be the most interesting.
He has been quite reclusive and misinterpreded during the years..
It would be interesting indeed to get the man's own view on the issues, that is if he is not planning to write a novel.
LAURA offcourse!!!! She appears to have been really supportive..... but
now its time to see what she really thinks
The title of the book I'd be interested in reading would look something like this:
"My Bad! How I Screwed Up and Why I'm Sorry: A Memoir by George W. Bush"
Though, I have to admit that I'm not holding my breath for that one to come out anytime soon. I guess a book by Laura or the first dog would be more interesting anyway...
The last thing we need is a ghost writer's rendition of the last eight years from any Bush, be it George or Laura. The scars are too fresh. All we need them to do is make like a tree and LEAVE! Seriously!
The only thing George Bush could write about is how to steal an election and screw up a nation. Laura Bush seems okay, but then again, she is married to George W. I have had my fill of Bushes and after Jan. 20, will "stay out the Bushes"! I don't care to anything from either of them.
I would rather to read a book from the author who used to spend 8 hours every day in the library but lets be honest with you, I somehow love to read George's book too as long as the editorial part of the publisher don't touch his writing, I promise that will be the most seller book in north America, I will name it the most comedian one, I really believe he should have had a job as a comedian and he was going to be so popular.
This was my two cents here.
Thanks to Jack for this subject.
Behnam, Toronto, Canada
jack; I don't have as much time as I would like to have to read, so I think I would rather read Laura's book because if she is only going to write on positive things that happened in the last eight years it will be a very very short read. Steven
I really believe that Pres. Bush needs to write a book, and it should a must read for all future leaders. Then they can see how much hard work it takes to alienate this nation from the rest of the world. How easy it is to make this the most hated nation in the world. The true meaning of abuse of power. And how him and his administration have created the greatest economic catastrophe in years. If this book is written maybe this can be avoided in the future.
If for eight years he meant nothing-I mean he brought nothing that could improve the American and world economies, what is it then to read from him other than his failed policies? How to avoid them? Maybe . Laura Bush is a classy lady married to someone who knows nothing. I'll rather read her book than that of her husband , if he is even capable of writing one.
OMG! How soon would it be published? We would finally know what he was thinking – on second thought, NOT!
I prefer not to read anything about this family anymore. Enough is enough.
Laura of course.Did he even finish reading "My Pet Goat," yet?I couldnt believe a thing he said in a book if he could write one.
Does anyone in America actually want to read a book by any Bush? It seems to me that the spotlight for the Bush's is over. How about a book by the great Michelle Obama?
We do not need a ghost writer’s rendition of the last eight years from the perspective of any Bush, be it George or Laura. The scars are too fresh and too deep. What we need is a quick Bush exit with their tails wedged firmly between their legs and a long time-out in Crawford or whatever doghouse they deserve!
West Hartford, CT
Well they should become readers before they become authors, ironically enough the only few people left interested in knowing anything more about them, are probably anti-intellectual non-readers
i hope its non fiction
He lies and she agrees with him so I wouldn't be able to read either one as I have made it a point to not read fiction in my adult life. I thoroughly enjoyed your book Jack!!
It's absolutely essential that GWB writes a book.
His book will then give license to serious journalists to delve into every aspect of his failed presidency and document the sad results in full detail.
When written, their follow-up books may well serve as historical course material for understanding how a shortfall of essential presidential qualities can bring down a nation, as has happened.
Neither! With the Bush economy, who has any extra money to buy a book?