There are three things I hate to talk about…politics, religion and Kanye West. So I will let George Bush handle this one…
Bush was having a chat with Matt Lauer for a prime time interview for
A Very Special Matt Lauer Reports on NBC Nov. 8. George is pimping his new book “Decision Points” and discussed “the worst moment of his Presidency” and it wasn’t one of the many catastrophes that claimed thousands of lives….it was Kanye West calling him racist.
“He called me a racist,” Bush tells Lauer. “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”
Lauer quotes from Bush’s new book: “Five years later I can barely write those words without feeling disgust.” Lauer adds, “You go on: ‘I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.’
President Bush responds: “Yeah. I still feel that way as you read those words. I felt ‘em when I heard ‘em, felt ‘em when I wrote ‘em and I felt ‘em when I’m listening to ‘em.
Lauer: “You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your Presidency?”
Bush: “Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment.”
Matt isn’t an idiot and outsmarted by a Waldo and pointed out the death, destruction and suffering in Louisiana should be what he focused on…not what one groundlessly arrogant, and ignorant celeb has to say…
Lauer: “I wonder if some people are going to read that, now that you’ve written it, and they might give you some heat for that. And the reason is this — “
Bush [interrupting]: “Don’t care.”
Lauer: “Well, here’s the reason. You’re not saying that the worst moment in you’re Presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.”
Bush: “No, and I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”
Like I said, I hate to talk politics, religion and Kanye, BUT if I were President I would say the worst moment of my time as leader would be seeing my nation fail at preventing terrorist from using planes we taught them to fly to attack us and the devastating loss of life that resulted…NOT what some rapper with daddy issues had to say about another equally horrible time of suffering.