Yesterday, I will admit to watching Mr. Bush on Oprah to promote his memior Decision Points.
The interview with Mr. Bush was very telling in my opinion. He is ready to face the criticism over the job he did as President (POTUS). Personally, after serving in the military under his command; I never thought he was smart enough -- alone to wreck the havoc he did. Nope that honor belongs to Karl Rove and Don Rumsfeld plus the other heavy pockets in their political machine. I still think Mr. Bush was not totally clueless. I do believe he was either ill-informed or just placed himself too far above the common people to find out the truth.
Mr. Bush was quite funny and personable during the show and, in my opinion it was one of the best interviews he has given. He showed his human side instead of the cocky fly-boy arrogance that used to chap my arse raw. I will also say here, his is the first book I have paid for up front before its release. I started it last night and I will tell you; I kept checking the signature page to ensure he had in fact written the book alone. He has done a pretty damned fine job of writing and so far I am impressed with his style. I will leave you with a few of the quotes I pulled from the book.
On his parents and his mistakes:
"Eventually their patient love affected me. When you know you have unconditional love, there is no point in rebellion and no need to fear failure. I was free to follow my instincts, enjoy my life, and love my parents as much as they loved me."
On the muck racking of others concerning his POTUS job performance:
"But his self-righteous attitude was a fore taste of the vitriol that would emanate from many college professors during my presidency."
"If you haven't doubted, you porbably haven't thought very had about what you believe."
Special Note here: I do respect him for not muck raking Mr. Obama over the coals. Mr. Bush did learn from his past and this I find admirable and rather charming. JMHO