Saturday, September 19, 2009

Matt Latimer is The Levi Johnston of the Bush Administration

Former Bush Speechwriter Matt Latimer got a lot of attention - and more importantly, for him, a lot of publicity for his tell all book - by saying that George Bush didn't know who Sarah Palin was when she was picked to be John McCain's running mate.

Latimer claims in the book, which is due out in October, that Bush said:

"'What is she, the governor of Guam?'"

Latimer also claimed that Bush told a meeting of aides that the Alaskan Governor was "not even remotely prepared" for the national stage.

Now Jason Recher, who travelled as an aid with both President Bush and then Governor Palin during the campaign, says that just doesn't sound true. Recher told CNN that Bush knew very well who governor Palin was at the time because he had just met her. Bush stopped in Fairbanks on his way to the Beijing Olympics last August.

This is what Recher told CNN:

"The president was fully aware of who Sarah Palin was. Even so much that when he greeted the governor and Todd in Fairbanks during a re-fueling stop on the way to the Beijing Olympics, he threw open his arms and said "Madam Vice President!'


He was very aware of her rising-star status and who she was and everything about her, even down to the fact that she recently had given birth to Trig."


Recher goes on to say that Bush and Palin had a great relationship and would talk regularly during the campaign.

Recher to CNN: "There is no air, no space between them. Sarah Palin is a big fan of George Bush, and she has said publicly she was proud he was Commander-in-Chief when her son Track was in Iraq."

Recher is well know among the White House press corp. He was with the President almost everyday in Bush's second term.

Recher doesn't think that Latimer really knew the President all that well and doubts he spent a lot of time in Presidential meetings.

"I think that most people that used to work at the White House would be hard pressed to pick him out of a lineup. Nobody knows who he is. When people heard he was writing a book the most common reaction has been, 'Who?'"

Latimer sounds lie someone else we know, doesn't he? This is a man who had the honor of being invited into the White House and was trusted by the Bush family.
Later, he embellishes how much time he spent there and what conversations he was privileged to - all to make money.

Matt Latimer and Levi Johnston are cut from the same cloth. They want to use their brush with a powerful family to make a buck.

Levi we know is a teenager and a not very bright one - what is Matt Latimer's excuse?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

One might ask the same thing of Sarah P....if she had bothered to look, she would have noticed that William Ayers is a respected professor at the University of Illinois who is also very active in school reform. In this capacity, he regularly interacts with many prominent people of both parties. Yet, Sarah took a pot shot at Obama and claimed he was paling around with terrorists. Surely, what she did is far worse than what Matt Latimer did....she got the yahoos all worked up to the point that some where yelling out that Obama should be killed.

Latimer may be guilty of slander...Palin is guilty of attempting to incite murder.

Anonymous said...

Amen, anonymous. BTW, I'm only anonymous cuz the sign in doesn't work.

Michael April said...

Matt Latimer said:
“I’d always dreamed of heading to Washington…” “As soon as I was able, and with the support of my baffled liberal parents…”

“liberal parents”

You know the old saying:
‘Rotten fruit doesn’t fall far from the rotting tree’

This guy has been - $bought and paid for$ - by the liberal left. His job, to misrepresent or misinterpreted oblique allusions made by the former President to divert attention from the present administrations misrepresentations and misinterpretations of their policies.

Michael April said...

Bill Ayers is a former leader in the anti-war movement that opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1969 he co-founded the Weather Underground, which conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings during the 1960s and 1970s.

Ayers became involved in the New Left and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) he headed the SDS regional group, the "Jesse James Gang",
After the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion in 1970, in which Weatherman member Ted Gold, Ayers' close friend Terry Robbins, and Ayers' girlfriend, Diana Oughton were killed when a nail bomb they were assembling exploded, Ayers and several associates evaded pursuit by U.S. law enforcement officials.

In an interview published in 1995, Ayers characterized his political beliefs at that time and in the 1960s and 1970s: "I am a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist ...
Larry Grathwohl, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated The Weather Underground, claimed that Ayers wanted to overthrow the United States Government.

In a November 2008 interview with The New Yorker, Ayers said that he had not meant to imply that he wished he and the Weathermen had committed further acts of violence. Instead, he said, “I wish I had done more, but it doesn’t mean I wish we’d bombed more shit…” He also stated, "While we did claim several extreme acts, they were acts of extreme radicalism against property,” and “We killed no one and hurt no one. Three of our people killed themselves.”

In an interview in January 2009, Grathwohl stated that:
"The thing the most bone chilling thing Bill Ayers said to me was that after the revolution succeeded and the government was overthrown, they believed they would have to eliminate 25 million Americans who would not conform to the new order."

This is only a small sample of the respected Professor Bill Ayers history, there is plenty more.

Mike said...

Alaska is a spectacular sight, with wildlife and serene landscapes, pity that some of it is melting, what a contradiction of terms, the oil governance supports the war in Iraq and claims to preserve the state of Alaska.
Some have said the global warming issue is just a complaint, and like most scientific facts- Christians will denounce them to feel secure in ignorance as bliss. Global warming and eco-destruction are just hyper sensationalized political ploys- and scientists are morons.
Does anybody remember when the Earth was flat? Prior to discovery Earth was the center of the universe according to people in history before astrology learned there a 9 planets and Earth is not the center of this solar system.
At any rate Republicans or should one write people who play politics and use the role of serving in the Republican party, have advanced science. I remember George W.Bush, who dis-allows evolution, and science, placing funding towards space exploration and NASA while serving in office- did he have plans to find "GOD" in the sky?

Michael April said...

"Palin is guilty of attempting to incite murder."

This statement alone illustrates the demented ranting of a psychotic mentality.

narciso said...

Actually since we haven't drilled a new well in the last thirty years while the population doubled
and we're just now moving on a new pipeline, the recverse is likely
true. We've become more dependent
on the Saudis, the Russians, the
Venezuelans

Anonymous said...

Yeah narciso and the evil Canadians.

Anonymous said...

"Palin is guilty of attempting to incite murder."

This statement alone illustrates the demented ranting of a psychotic mentality.

IS IT REALLY? WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE WILL DO IF THEY BELIEVE A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO IS BLACK,AND (ACCORDING TO THE RIGHT WING HATE MACHINE) A MUSLIM, AND A TERRORIST? GREET HIM WITH BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS? PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY SHOWED UP OUTSIDE PLACES WHERE OBAMA IS SPEAKING CARRYING WEAPONS. WHERE THE HELL ARE THE SECRET SERVICE? REMEMBER WHEN THEY USED TO POUNCE ON PEOPLE WEARING SHIRTS WITH ANTI-BUSH MESSAGES? SHIRTS.

Anonymous said...

Michael April,
No one disputes your history of William Ayers. The point is that many people in Illinois don't know or have forgotten about his past--at least until Sarah Palin stirred it up again. William Ayers sits in the same room with many respected people, Dems and Repubs. Are they all paling around with terrorists--or only the ones you want to smear?

A friend works at the U of I and is on a committee with Bill Ayers. Is he a terrorist? How about the students in his class, the people who hired him, and the alumni who support the university. All terrorists, Michael.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe Sarah Palin is a skunk, just like G.W. Bush? Kill the messenger?