The George W. Bush Matt Lauer video for the ‘Decision Points’ interview has been a big search this week. Parts of their talk have already aired, but the largest segment won’t be broadcast until Monday Novemeber 8th. Find out what you can expect here, and see video below.
Not surprisingly, the most lampooned president in recent history is spending a great deal of time defending the decisions he made while in office. Now the man who dubbed himself ‘The Decider,’ in a now infamous speech, has even written a memoir called ‘Decision Points.’ Is the title choice yet another gaffe?
The easy (and rather cliché) way to handle this story is to continue to bash ‘dubya.’ As much fun as that sounds, I’d rather focus on what was discussed in the interview.
Perhaps the most publicized portion of the George W. Bush Matt Lauer video is the former president’s thoughts on his handling of Katrina, and especially the vociferous Kanye
West. I’ll never forget the clip of Kanye standing next to Mike Myers in the wake of Katrina proclaiming ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’
Rather than write off Kanye as an attention seeker, Bush actually addresses the comment head on in the interview, saying:
“He called me a racist…And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now.”
Bringing up that moment could actually prove to be a rather clever way to sell copies of his memoir. The release date is smartly sandwiched (like a piece of bologna) between the Lauer interview and a Today Show appearance on the 10th.
Other controversial issues to be discussed are his inner power struggles with Dick
Cheney, and of course, the decision to invade Iraq.
Check out clips from the George W. Bush Matt Lauer video below. Don’t forget to check back next week for more.