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The Kitty Kelly Bush family book is coming in less then two weeks, and the rumors dem spreading. Wild, unsubstantiated rumors. Just the way I like them. The juiciest might be about Dubya's 'special friend' a mayor of an unnamed Tennessee city and of unnamed gender...

Read them all in the extended entry and treat as utterly suspect. And feel free to speculate on the book's impact. Kelly tends to bring out the scandal and make it sell bucketloads, I'm hearing 600,000 first printing...

From an unsourced Indymedia post. (how is that for unsubstantiated!?)

Slash-and-burn celebrity biographer who revealed Sinatra's mother performed coathanger abortions and Lady Di was a pushover, is set to demolish Anti-Christ George W. Bush with Sept. 14 release of Bush Family biography.
The biography is obviously unauathorized.

It reveals alleged sex offenses against minors by Dubya's father.

It reveals the use of the White House by male hookers.

It reveals crooked business deals by every member of the Bush clan, including the oh-so-holy first lady, Laura "Round Heels" Bush.

It reveals how former first lady Babs Bush is almost a practicing witch.

It reveals how Dubya has had a very special friend in the mayor of a Tennessee city, who has has cohabited the Texas ranch many times.

It reveals the details of embarassing photographs of Bush that actually caused U.S. Govt. agents to perpetrate the anthrax mailings to destroy the building of National Enquirer and kill photo editor Stevens.

It reveals how you can get surprisingly close to America's Darth Vader.

It reveals the incredible relationship between Dubya and some famous televangelists.

It reveals intimate details gleaned from persons close to Bush in Crawford, Texas.

It reveals the filth of Bush's ancestors, the most shocking family in US history.

It reveals how Bush plans additional wars for oil, under the pretense of fighting terrorism and defending Israel -- these are just pretenses, the real reason is we are running out of oil.

It reveals Dubya's oedipus complex with Babs, his love/hate relationship with his father, some surprising medical details about Duby, including an explanation of why he is so burnt out.

It reveals who runs Bush, and it is not Round Heels.

It reveals murders committed by the Bush family.

It reveals why George W. Bush is the greatest threat the US and the world has ever faced.

This book makes Fahrenheit 9/11 look like pablum. It is real raw meat.

Originally posted to Abe on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 10:30 PM PDT.

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  •  I've bought a copy (none)

    The United States has a conservative political culture defending a liberal heritage. The modern Republican Party's problem is that it is neither.

    by Ben P on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 10:33:17 PM PDT

  •  Buy This Book (4.00)
    We gotta make it number 1.
  •  God I love Kitty Kelly (4.00)
    Trashy, sensationalist, wonderful.  And, believe it or not, extremely well documented.  If her books weren't, she'd have been sued for everything she has long ago.

    I don't belong to any organized political party, I'm a Democrat.

    by KariQ on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 10:37:19 PM PDT

  •  Victor Ashe (3.66)
    "The juiciest (rumor) might be about Dubya's 'special friend' a mayor of an unnamed Tennessee city and of unnamed gender..."

    Well, Victor Ashe, who was Mayor of Knoxville for 16 years and who became Ambassador to Poland in June, was a Yale classmate of Bush.

    Ashe, BTW, was Al Gore's opponent for the Senate in 1984.

  •  Well, I hope it's not TOO over the top (none)
    There are some stories that have been out there for awhile that I'm hoping to see backed up in the book by on-the-record first person sources.  I think the most damaging to Bush would be substantiation that he forced his girlfriend in the early 70's to get an illegal abortion.  (that would kill him among the religious right).

    However, some of these allegations sounds so thoroughly over the top that they're likely to be dismissed out of hand, unless there's astonishing proof, in which case we're likely to have the most dramatic high-stakes criminal trial in the history of the world.

    Solid substantiation of widely whispered rumours would do the most damage.  Poorly-sourced, scattershot accusations of implausibly evil personal conduct will be laughed off.  

    Will James R. Bath reveal the secret behind George Bush's National Guard Service before it's too late?

    by pontificator on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 10:48:59 PM PDT

  •  Oh no (none)
    God, how I wish we could just stick to tossing Bush out in the November election and save the brutal muckraking until after he's been well out of the public eye for some time..

    Also, parsing these statements carefully you have to notice the careful use of qualifiers on nearly all the alleged bombshells, such as "almost a practicing witch."

    The emperor has no brains.

    by daria g on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 10:50:36 PM PDT

    •  Babs... (4.00) fully practicing bitch if not a witch but that's hardly news. Dick Nixon said of BB "Now there is a woman who knows how to hate." She's like your Grandmother...if your Grandmother was a hate-filled spiteful power fiend who raised a den of whore-mongering thieves and liars. Can't you picture what Norman Rockwell would do with Neil Bush and a Thai whore showing up at his hotel. Welcome to Bush Country!
  •  Easy, folks... (4.00)
    We need to be careful about what we believe. Just because we don't like Bush doesn't mean we believe every wild rumor out there about him.
    Kitty Kelley's book on Nancy Reagan was discredited; nobody believed that Reagan and Frank Sinatra had an affair. I would equate her with a supermarket tabloid, not a reliable news organization like the NYT or the Post.

    I have said it in other posts and I'll say it again: we don't need to lower ourselves to SBVT's and Rove's level. There's enough legit stuff against Bush out there without going into rampant sensationalism.

    •  asdf (none)
      who said anything about believing this stuff? I think I made it pretty clear these are wild rumors, not fact. Doesn't make it any less fun though, believe it or not some of us love the trashy gossip...

      American Dynamics || from the land of the free, politics by design

      by Abe on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 11:00:49 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  It's a matter of taste, I guess. (none)
        As long as we stay light-years away from that stuff when discussing politics with undecided voters.

        If we're not careful, people who might otherwise vote Democratic might look at it and say, "Oh, they're all a bunch of crooks!" and stay home.

        •  stay away from the undecided voters? (4.00)
          who do you thinks reads shit like that? anyone who is undecided in these times arent confused, they are either stupid or full of ignorant bliss. the only way you can get there attention is to hit the upside the head with this kind of off the wall crap.  the one thing that the democrats should learn from republicans is that it doesnt matter if its true, the media will make the victim prove he is the victim, not the false accusers, i.e. the sbvt. these bushies need to get a taste of karma.
    •  Better talking to Eleanor Roosevelt ... (2.80)
      ... than fucking Frank Sinatra.
    •  a reliable news organization like the NYT (none)
      i nearly spit all coffee over my keyboard on that one...
    •  Of Course (none)
      Just because her books are well documented doesn't mean they are true.  It just means she can produce the notes of the people who told her the stuff, which means she can't be sued for libel.

      I don't belong to any organized political party, I'm a Democrat.

      by KariQ on Fri Sep 03, 2004 at 11:33:16 PM PDT

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    •  aw cmon... (4.00)
      It's probably more truthful than "Unfit to Serve!"

      "We have to face the very real possibility that the President of the United States is loony tunes."

      by voltayre on Sat Sep 04, 2004 at 12:10:21 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Did she say that? (4.00)
      Kitty Kelley's book on Nancy Reagan was discredited; nobody believed that Reagan and Frank Sinatra had an affair.

      IIRC, Kelley's book didn't actually say that Nancy Reagan and Frank Sinatra had an affair.  She just detailed that the two had spent a lot of private time together, that Nancy was fascinated by him, and the hired help heard what could have been sex-like noises during these inappropriate private times.

      Wouldn't it be poetic justice for the Bush dynasty to be brought down by their own "We didn't exactly say that but wanted you to believe it" method?

  •  I can't believe... (none)
    half of that shit. We're in Vince Foster territory. Of course, that would only be a "fair and balanced." Heh.

    I just finished Kevin Phillips' biography, and I have no doubt that the Bush family is corrupt, grasping, and evil, and it has uncomfortable connections with the CIA and former CIA types, up to the point of H.W. being involved with the October surprise of 1980. Which is one reason Bush was quick to seal off the records of Poppy's presidency. I'm just not buying the anthrax part, among others.

  •  the problem with books like this (none)
    is that they mix the ridiculous with the probably true stuff.  However, some of the things are so far out that the factual allegations end up discarded in the CW: guilt by association.

    Beating Bush is all that matters. The rest is details.

    by erik in grayslake on Sat Sep 04, 2004 at 06:12:13 AM PDT

  •  Many of you don't get it (3.50)
    It's not Plame or anything else that's going to sink Bush, it's some stupid trashy book like this that the mongoloids who buy National Enquirer will read spreading juicy gossip about our appointed-by-God President and Saviour, George W. Bush, that's going to do him in. Anyone who can think is NOT voting for Bush, but that's not going to take Kerry over the top- we need a majority (to paraphrase Adlai). You guys can choose not to read this or believe it but we need to do our part to help spread the sleaze. There are a lot of people out there who think Bush is the reincarnation of Christ. The only thing that's going to knock him off that pedestal in the eyes of the great unwashed is some good old-fashioned mud getting thrown his way. After the Swift Boat shit, I can't believe that anyone one here would not want to see Bush get what he deserves.
  •  The People who read and believe (none)

    are swing voters.

    What is it about some Democrats that simply seem to be unable to use the tools at hand.

    Kelley writes "true gossip"  stuff which makes the rounds inside the Bush circles.  

    She is totally bulletproof...and more often than not accurate.

    And the best thing of all, there is no way to link her to Kerry.

  •  These are like right wing stories about Clinton (none)
    Most of these rumours you mention sound like the right wing stories about Clinton.

    I remember Kitty Kelley's book about the Reagans and she mentionned a story about Nancy fucking Frank Sinatra.  No one remembers those stories when they see Nancy, do they?

    Kitty Kelley did not mention the tons of stories about Nancy in Hollywood, about how she gave the best blow job, and that's how she got so many parts despite the fact that she wasn't pretty or talented.  She was also involved with a rather shady character, I forget his name.  

    As for Bush, I remember lots of stories in the early 80's about how GHWB used to have lots of affairs, and was once caught in a limousine accident while he was having sex or something, because they had to suppress the accident report in the Washington DC police record.  Those were all allegations in a story I remember reading about GHWB's infidelities in the old "SPY" magazine that was published in NYC.  Graydon Carter(?) the editor of Vanity Fair used to work there.  

    As for Barbara, I remember reading that GWB calls her something like "Ice Fingers" because she can only microwave frozen food, and doesn't cook at all.  

    I believe those are the types of allegations were more likely to hear.  

  •  If (none)
    Bush had anything to do with the Anthrax, he's cooked.

    We need scandals, and lots of them, 15 or 20.  

    What is essential is invisible.

    by bebimbob on Sat Sep 04, 2004 at 12:22:44 PM PDT

  •  Throw Sh*t Into Air (none)
    I agree, it's the Karl Rove tactic, just throw sh*t into the air until no one can breathe.  This is no time to wrinkle our noses at the political enviornment we find ourselves in.

    It's like the old LBJ story, when he proposed that they spread a rumor that their opponent was in the habit of enjoying carnal knowledge of his barnyard sows.

    "Jesus, Lyndon," they said, "you can't get away with calling him a pigf*cker, no one's gonna believe that!"

    "I know, but let's make the SOB deny it."

    Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.
    --Hunter S. Thompson

    by Understandably Bitter on Sat Sep 04, 2004 at 02:05:37 PM PDT

  •  i just ordered it! (none)
    i just ordered it!
     along with the paperback of ron suskind's PRICE OF LOYALTY!

    by n69n on Sat Sep 04, 2004 at 07:55:52 PM PDT

  •  wow (none)
    I read her huge Frank Sinatra bio His Way when I was a teenager because I wanted to know why my parents hated him so much.  I couldn't put that 600 page book down.  The thing this anti-Bush book might have going for it is that it's accessible.  This'll be sold in Walmart and Costco etc., where millions of people now buy their books.  

    I can't remember a case when a high profile book with this big a first print run was released around election time.  It'll be interesting to see what affect it has.  

    •  Walmart? Really? (none)
      I think not.  
      •  Walmart will ban it (none)
        which will give it great publicity, same as F9/11.  This is awesome.  And personally I don'y find any of her accusations outside the bounds of believability.  But then I been studying the Bush's fer 20 years...

        "In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it." - Donald Rumsfeld, "Rumsfeld's Rules", WSJ 1/29/01

        by reef the dog on Sun Sep 05, 2004 at 11:39:09 AM PDT

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      •  Walmart (none)
        sell LOTS of books, which creates problems for real bookstores.  I know they're carrying Pat Buchanan's new book - not quite the same thing, I know.  They're pre-selling it on their website - doesn't necessarily mean it'll be in the stores but it might be too big a book for them to ignore no matter their political leanings.
  •  George Bush is Gay (none)
    George Bush is Gay.

    I think, if the military finds out that you engaged in homosexual acts (even if you claim to be not Gay) you can be prevented from duty.

    If George Bush found out that the military discovered his jock sniffing years and his appreciation of "the love which cannot reveal its name" when drunk, it would explain his AWOL in 1968.

  •  Oprah (none)
    Today. Larry King.  This author will be all over TV hyping the book.  Everyone will book her, of course, because she's a good talker and they get ratings when they have crap like this.

    The voters who are undecided are the ones who eat this stuff up on TV.  They will come away convinced that "there's some pretty scary stuff goin' on with that whole family and now I'm thinkin' maybe GW isn't so great."

    That's what we need.

  •  swaztika-cthulu-end-of-times-ragnarok type o witch (none)
    people say they cant believe babs as a with but i can totally feature her as a swaztika-cthulu-end-of-times-ragnarok type of witch.

    by n69n on Sun Sep 05, 2004 at 04:46:28 PM PDT

  •  The scorned ex (none)
    Noticed this from a few months back. I

    Bush dynasty ex-wife set to spill the beans
    By Steve Bloomfield and Sophie Goodchild
    30 May 2004

    A new book on the Bush dynastyis set for release just six weeks before November's knife-edge presidential election. The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty by Kitty Kelley will have an initial print run of 500,000, and the main source is believed to be Sharon Bush, the ex-wife of Neil, President George W Bush's wayward brother.

  •  Cocaine use continued after finding the Lord (none)
    Not that the Daily Mirror in London is the most reliable source, but here's a sneak peak at the Kelley allegations:


    And wife Laura liked dope, says book

    By Emma Pryer

    GEORGE W Bush snorted cocaine at Camp David, a new book claims.

    His wife Laura also allegedly tried cannabis in her youth.

    Author Kitty Kelley says in her biography The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, that the US President first used coke at university in the mid-1960s.

    She quotes his former sister-in-law Sharon Bush who claims: "Bush did coke at Camp David when his father was President, and not just once either."

    Other acquaintances allege that as a 26-year-old National Guard, Bush "liked to sneak out back for a joint or into the bathroom for a line of cocaine".

  •  Failed Anthrax Investigation (none)
    It reveals the details of embarassing photographs of Bush that actually caused U.S. Govt. agents to perpetrate the anthrax mailings to destroy the building of National Enquirer and kill photo editor Stevens.

    Well, that certainly would explain why the FBI has done such a miserable job of investigating the anthrax letters.

  •  Aaron Brown interview (none)
    Aaron expressed dismay about the book and asked  why she would write about the Bushes when all wealthy families use their  privilege.
    The Bushes deserve this because:
    1.  They have no qualms about using their power to smear and destroy the careers of anyone opposing them
    2.  Although he came from wealth, Kerry didn't use connections to get out of Viet Nam.
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