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George W. Bush doesn't disappoint adoring crowd at Sandy Costco book signing

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  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:33 a.m.

    He was funny on Leno last night.

    Sorry to all those in line, you'll most likely not get a chance to meet him, and if you do it'll be for long enough for him to sign your book.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:39 a.m.

    'Hundreds lining up at Sandy Costco for Bush book signing' - Article

    Aw.

    It's like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't happen.

    "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

    Debunked:
    'US gives up search for Iraq WMD'
    Line:
    'Former head of UN weapons inspections Hans Blix also said there was no surprise in the announcement.
    "We have believed that there weren't any weapons since around May or June 2003...' - BBC News - 01/12/05

    *'Body of fallen Grantsville soldier arrives home to neighbors, thousands of flags' - By Alex Cabrero - Deseret News - 10/19/10

    'TOOELE Less than a month after leaving Utah, Army Pfc. Jordan Byrd came back home Tuesday, though it's not the way his family would have ever wanted. (sic)
    Byrd was shot and killed in Afghanistan last week.'

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:47 a.m.

    P.T. Barnum was right.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    Pagan keeps posting the exact same news articles for his sources. Why not post the deaths of soldiers since Barack the annointed one came to office? Why not post the escalation of the wars since Barack came to office? Remember the civilian deaths in Pakistan because of Barack?

    God Bless George Bush! He will go down as one of our finer presidents.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:00 p.m.

    Aw,Pagan.
    And did you forget that Obama had promised to get us out of this silly war back in 2009?
    I guess you have that convenient short term memory eh...if you can call 2 years short term.

    I would love to see Obama do a book signing on how I scammed America and see how many people wait and line up for him.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:00 p.m.

    A good man, an honest man, and a good President, with a good book.

    Far better than his predecessor or successor in every respect.

  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:08 p.m.

    As a Democrat, I disagreed with GWB most of the time.

    HOWEVER, I think it's sad that we are so polarized as a country, that SOME HERE have lost respect for the United States of America AND its duly-elected President.

    I respect our President, and ALWAYS with him or her well, no matter who it is. I reserve the right to disagree and protest when I believe he is wrong.

    But disrespect? Absolutely not.

    Why? Because I'm ethical and moral, and unlike MOST here, I am the wife and daughter of proud US Veterans (dating back to the Civil War).

  • stopthem Vernal, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    I can't believe the police are there and they aren't arresting this lawless criminal for admitting to torture.

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:37 p.m.

    Odd that they're not using airport scanners or pat-downs. I guess the ex-prez is not as important an aircraft. Wait a minute...maybe it's because those airport searches aren't any better than what they're using at Costco, ya think?

    By the way, I'm an ethical veteran who thinks a president needs to EARN respect before it's given. This one didn't earn mine.

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:43 p.m.

    @Pagan
    "It's like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't happen."

    In case you didn't notice the war is still going on two years after your boy friend took office. Didn't he promise to end the war? Bush probably could have got us out quicker that this.

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:53 p.m.

    @Pagan
    "It's like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't happen."

    In case you didn't notice there is still a war going on. And guess what? Bush has been out of office for two years. Didn't Obama promise to end the war? Bush probably could ended it quicker than Obama is. Oh, and did you forget that little thing Bush had to deal with called 9/11?

  • Pete Queen Creek, AZ
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    Wasn't there a reason for the war in the first place or have some of you forgotten. If or current President was in office when 9/11 happened, he would have apologized to the terrorists for us Americans having those big buildings.

  • Murray Dad Murray, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    Re:Cow
    Tell me again what 9/11 had to do invading Iraq?
    Tell me how the worlds greatest military power, with the latest remote sensing capabilities and ordinance for the most hardened fortification let BinLaden escape through the remote hills of Tora Bora?
    Re: Ted
    Time will tell if history has the same fondness for GWB as you do.
    I think the clarity of years will place the perspective of Bush as perhaps a willing puppet of a manipulative and deceitful vice-president and secretary of defense.

  • MVH Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:40 p.m.

    God bless George W. Bush.

    He is sorely missed.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    Wow! x4 responsese!

    Thank you.

    Now, are some willing to take responsiblity for the over 4,000 dead Americans due to 'faulty inteligence?'

    It appears not. Some offer nothing but opinion and place blame on others.

    'GOP chairman: Afghan 'war of Obama's choosing' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/02/10

    Line:
    'WASHINGTON Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says Afghanistan is "a war of Obama's choosing" and the conflict "is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in," comments that drew an immediate rebuke from Republicans and Democrats.'

    Watch some claim they kept America 'safe'...

    after 9/11.

    Not before.

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    @Pete: of course there was a reason for the war, but not the one you're most likely thinking of. A U.S. invasion had in planning stages for some time, but 9/11 gave the Neocon-in-Chief the excuse he and his administration were looking for. I really wish you and so many people like you would do a little more investigating into the workings of the Bush administration, especially at how they "cooked the books" for these wars. They were all so unnecessary.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:56 p.m.

    Pagan,

    Are you bent out of shape more than normal since you weren't the first to comment? Did you forget to hit refresh between from 11:30 until 11:39?

    It's ok bud, we all fail sometimes.

    Anyways, ditto to Liberal Ted and MVH.

    Bush is great!

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:56 p.m.

    Pete, which war are you talking about?

    The false Iraq War, which was supposed to pay for itself (per Donald Rumsfeld)?

    The poorly-managed Afghanistan War, that has been such a quagmire that we're stuck there ... and the NON-veterans want that war to continue!

    Your false claim against our current President is just another sign of the anti-American attitude infecting our country.

    Google assignment: Koch Brothers.

  • newslover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    ... and such an elegant, dignified venue... befitting of his presidential stature.

    -sold 600 whole books... at $20. a whopping $12,000. That will cover the cost of a quarter of the security costs from the airport. Good economics... the same we are living from his 8 years.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    Bush is a decent man and served honorably. Didn't agree with some of his decisions as pres but he led well immediatley after 911 and the first 5 years of his presidency the economy was booming. The Iraq war was a sad mistake and I think he could have waited before jumping in but hind sight is 20/20.. he acted on the intel given him at the time. I think his book is a way for him to at least explain why he did what he did for anyone who honestly wants to know (many don't). The thing I miss about Bush was his straight talking style .. no hidden agenda. With Obama you KNOW what you hear isn't the truth and his stupid teleprompter makes him distant and predictable. Also, you would never see Bush appearing on comedy shows and on other "unpresidential venues" like Obama. Bush respected the presidency unlike Obama. Finally, Bush hasn't said a single word cricial of Obama because he is a principled man. Obama is a cheap shot artest.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:20 p.m.

    You partisans are very amusing to me as both the Dems and Repubs have a ton of blame for the current mess we find ourselves in. I know the Repubs like to same Obama bankrupted us but look at how the debt exploded under GWB (fiscal conservative not, either was Regan as he exploded the debt too). The Dems are delusional as well with dreams of their version of utopia but no real way to pay for it. I would advise all of Utah to drop the partisan politics and proclaim your political party independence; that way you don't have to defend what you know deep down is bunk from both sides. Bottom line is country should come first over profit (outsourcing of our manufacturing & the use of illegal labor) or liberal fantasies.

  • 5000 Year Leap Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    Such vitriol from BOTH sides. No wonder America is in such trouble today!

  • sniggy Payson, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    He finished the job that his dad didn't do, plain and simple in that respect. Sadam had to be removed regardless of weapons of mass distruction.

    I respect the man, can you imagine the pressure he was under for 8 years. To be President of the United States requires almost one to be a super human of a person.

    submitted respectfully

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:55 p.m.

    To DN Subscriber | 1:00 p.m. Nov. 19, 2010

    You said: "A good man, an honest man, and a good President, with a good book.

    Far better than his predecessor or successor in every respect."

    Who in the world are you describing? That certainly doesn't describe George Walker Bush. Oh -- I know -- you thought his father was at Costco . . . George Herbert Walker Bush fits the majority that description perfectly (I don't recall if GHWB wrote a book).

  • Andy Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:01 p.m.

    Bush is a stud. Not perfect, but 100X preferable to the current clown in the White House.

    Thanks President Bush for your service.

    Thanks BO for making Bush look even better in hind sight.

  • Jeanie b. Orem, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:17 p.m.

    I agree completely with DN Subscriber's post.

    Bush is one of my heroes. I wish I could have been there to shake his hand and tell him that.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    He should donate every single dime from the sales of this book toward the national debt.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    Can we get Bush to stay one more day.....I want to see him waterboard Rocky!

  • zardthebard Kearns, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:49 p.m.

    hey Pagan,

    You'll never get over the WMD thing will you? A majority of Americans wanted to go into baghdad at the end of the gulf war, a majority wanted to go in 2002-2003, leading into the war. Nothing ever changed. You'll drive yourself crazy with your WMD obsession. You look and sound crazy to me, one of those majority of Americans who always supported the ouster of Hussein. Do you understand what I'm saying? You're no smarter than everyone else. Everyone knows the same things you do and they don't care.

    Personally I think this president was great, not perfect like someone else said, but I really like his personality a lot, and he's always been genuine. Our current president doesn't ever say anything that sounds genuine to me. It's all calculated teleprompter crap.

  • PatriotVet Salt Lake City, Ut
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:53 p.m.

    What is wrong with you people? talking about the teachings of jesus is bad and censored? but talking about torturing rocky is ok? You all have serious issues.

  • PatriotVet Salt Lake City, Ut
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    @zardthebard

    dont expect an answer. This organization is censoring any "intelligent" discourse on the issue.

  • Charles History Tooele, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    I guess Rocky was right - It has been proven that the war in Iraq was wrong.

    Some of you, that love bush so much, just keep saying that President Obama has not gotten us out of the war yet. Really, who put us there?

    It might take us a few years, (or a few presidents) to clean up the mess let to us from bush.

    Wake up people he took your money and is thankful for the ignorant masses.

  • LOL holladay, utah
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    As a liberal (meaning live-and-let-live, not the mindless, godless or "anything goes" BS the nasty neocons are trying to force-feed you) I can never condone America's first and only preemptive war based on bogus intelligence and only profiteering the Cheney administration's Halliburton and Lockheed Martin) and the torture of other human beings ... for any political reason.

  • wazzup Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    Pagan, name ONE, just ONE international intelligence agency (including the UN) that said Hussein did NOT have WMD's.

    They run your nonsense.

  • GKW Salt Lake City, Ut
    Nov. 19, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    Browsing through comments I couldn't pass up those by Zardthebard. It would be easy to forget the WMD fiasco if it hadn't been used to justify what conservative pundit Geo. Will described ( I paraphrase) as the greatest foreign policy mistake of the 20th Century. Can you forget the tragedies of lives lost, ruined, destruction and disruption of Iraq, hundreds of thousands of refugees, and the financial cost that continues and is unpaid? Ah, baut he has a nice personality! I only wish I could forget those horrific 8o years and their continuing legacy as you seem to be able!

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    Thousands of books signed, and the SL Tribune estimated there were hundreds in line. I guess their reporter miscounted.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    Nov. 20, 2010 5:49 a.m.

    Bush orchestrated 9/11 and the patriot act. Him and his supporters make me sick. Obama isn't any better. Both are equally evil.

  • Wixom Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 6:09 a.m.

    Sounds like Rocky J. Squirrel's 70 are continuing their protest here this morning. The article is about the former president coming to sign his new book, not about his administration. And his administration is past. Come back to the real world, folks

  • DH48 West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 8:08 a.m.

    I am grateful for President Bush's leadership during those dark days of 9/11. I believe he is a good, honest man and am very glad he was our President at that time, especially compared to some others.

    At the same time I respect President Obama though I don't always agree with his approach. I hope an pray for his success as our President.

  • Pete1215 Lafayette, IN
    Nov. 20, 2010 8:13 a.m.

    "Bush" and "adoring crowd". Now that is a hard couple of concepts for my mind to adhere together.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 8:30 a.m.

    No, Bush didn't disappoint; as president he was just a disappointment to say the least.

  • IdahoMan Meridian, ID
    Nov. 20, 2010 8:52 a.m.

    Congratulations to all those who got to meet this great man and great president. What an awesome experience!

    I for one am glad we went to Afghanistan and Iraq. Removing Saddam Hussein a tyrannical madman who mass murdered his own people and had already attacked sovereign nations is a good thing for this world. Guaranteed that if all sanctions had been dropped against this dictator he would have continued killing anyone who opposed him and would have developed chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and attacked someone else. He never complied with UN resolutions since the end of the first Gulf War, and never would.

    Glad that desnews limits to 2 comments so we don't have to have the endless onslaught of negative comments by those who feel it is their duty to disparage anything conservative (not that Bush was wholly conservative, but he wasn't a Democrat).

    Thank you President Bush for your honorable service and for your determination and resolve to do the right thing!

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:42 a.m.

    Mr. Bush, where are you now that we need you? You outclass the buffoonery of Carter and Clinton.

  • jorge Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    with all these comments, there's probably some meaning in there somewhere. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:57 a.m.

    So much hate in the world...and in some of these posts. Perhaps Bush did make incorrect decisions; he is, after all, human. But "we" elected him and he did the best he could do. Obama has made plenty of blunders during his brief time in office. But "we" elected him and he, too, is only human. Such is democracy. Some of you posters (Pagan et al) will say I'm naive at best. So be it.

    Let's try lay aside the vitriol and name calling and be grateful we have the opportunity to choose some of our own to lead and represent us...and that we have an equal opportunity to replace them when, in their human frailty, they don't measure up to our expectations.

  • Ogdenite Lincoln, NE
    Nov. 20, 2010 1:16 p.m.

    Can anyone name one positive thing domestically, just one, that came from the Bush administration?

  • sniggy Payson, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    Yes, Ogenite I can. Tax Cuts ya the tax cuts that some Democrats want to take away from us right now.
    These cuts phase out the first of the year if Congress doesn't get of their buts and continue them. Another positive thing domestically was his administration prevented Al Gore from messing the Country up.

  • Considering Stockton, UT
    Nov. 21, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    Not a huge fan of Bush. Best things that can be said about him is he wasn't Gore, Kerry, or McCain, and he appointed Alito and Roberts.

    I've deeply mixed feelings on Iraq. The tons of yellowcake removed and sent to Canada suggests that the standard line about "no WMDs" is not entirely accurate. But no doubt things have not been handled as well as one might have hoped. On the flip side, I recall some serious missteps in WWII and the Cold War as well.

    In any event, love him or hate him, agree with his politics or not, I have a hard time understanding those who carry so much venom 2 years after he is out of office. How many people line up to get a book or CD autographed by some talented, but empty headed entertainer? Rarely do I see the usual suspects here attacking such persons, or their favored entertainer.

    Bush is a former president and has some interesting things to relate. He has also been very classy in not criticizing the current guy in charge. Not my cup of tea to go for autographs. But who cares if others do?

  • Wally West Port of Spain, T & T
    Nov. 24, 2010 3:28 p.m.

    re: Belching Cow | 1:43 p.m. Nov. 19, 2010

    "In case you didn't notice the war is still going on two years after your boy friend took office. Didn't he promise to end the war? Bush probably could have got us out quicker that this."

    Don't you mean quicker than that? I see grammar & diction or lack thereof is common among W and his people.

    Why get out of Iraq quickly when we NEVER should have gone in?

  • NJUT Holladay, UT
    Dec. 23, 2010 1:10 p.m.

    Bad president, bad book, terribly shallow man. President Obama rose from modest means to go to Harvard and become a lawyer. Bush's daddy and the Bush fortune earned from the Nazis paid the way for this lazy and superficial boy to go to Yale and later boast about being a C student. No character in this man - why waste an hour to go to Costco. Only Utah would "adore" a war criminal