Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bush memoirs to haunt GOP

For Republicans looking forward to the first Bush-free election in a decade, the book publishing schedule is the bearer of bad news: Between New Year’s Day and next November, as many as five Bush administration officials — including the former president himself — will rehash history in hardback.

First Hank Paulson, that lovable Treasury Secretary, then Laura, then W himself. Should be neat.

The Bush montage plays right into the hands of Democrats, says Democratic strategist Douglas Schoen, who predicts that the midterm elections will be a battle between those who will try to make it a belated referendum on the Bush administration and those who will try to make it a premature referendum on the Obama administration.

Well, jobs will play a significant role, and the Republicans will try to emphasize that, whilst trying to dodge all those books.

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