Skip to comments.NBC’s Matt Lauer Lands First One-On-One Interview With George W. Bush
Posted on 08/02/2010 9:50:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
With his new book, Decision Points set for release the next day, former Pres. George W. Bush will sit down with NBCs Today show anchor Matt Lauer in a one-hour prime time special.
It will be the first one-on-one interview Pres. Bush has agreed to since he left office. From the Today show site:
Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has never granted a one-on-one television interview about his presidency. But hell sit down with TODAYs Matt Lauer in a special Matt Lauer Reports airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8.
President Bush will also join Matt live on TODAY on Wednesday, Nov. 10. He will talk about his book Decision Points, which will be released by Crown Publishers Nov. 9, and about key choices he has made in both his political and personal life.
Choosing NBC, over say Fox News, to tell his story shows the mass audience George W. Bush is looking for in anticipation of his book release (he also recently joined Facebook). Also, the interview takes place nearly a week after the 2010 midterm elections.
Lauer has interviewed Pres. Bush a couple times during his presidency in 2004 and in 2006
W is an IDIOT for going on this show!
Don’t do it W.
These people are *NOT* your friends, neither are they even Americans.
They consider themselves to be “citizens of the world”.
Expect a lot of cutting room mischief.
Why would a great man like George W. Bush was his time talking to a liberal douchebag like Matt Lauer?
No doubt, the first question will be. “Mr Bush, it is true, is it not, that everything is your fault?”
Bush Please just stay gone until after the elections you have done enough damage here.
probably going to help his daughter Jenna, who does features for that idiot today show...
Book tour - it should be harmless
Even after his Presidency, he’s still allowing the leftist media to manipulate him.
Of all people. Who is his handler these days?
What you said!
By the same token, W is a big boy and knows that Matt Wower is NOT his friend!
I guess GW book is about to drop.
Ridiculous. What it "shows" is that President Bush's daughter, Jenna, works for NBC.
Knowing Lauer he’ll ask something like, “Mr. Bush, had it not been for your policies and actions causing the recession, wouldn’t you agree that President Obama is doing all he can to turn it around?” (I hope “W” isn’t shy about standing up for himself).
Or maybe, "Will this book list those mistakes that you would not admit to while you were President"?
After they trashed and destroyed his presidency...
“No doubt, the first question will be. Mr Bush, it is true, is it not, that everything is your fault?”
I’ll give even odds that Bush, either directly, or by failing to defend himself, will essentially agree with that blanket leftwing assumption from the NoTalent Lauer.
Go W! unleash the beast. Lower gets silly, a pop in the schnoz is a great way to get someone to settle down.
Kudos for showing courage though, that will definitely not be a sympathetic interview.
Yep Jorge is back to hanging around w/ his “Ivy League” loving MSM buddies. GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEADS The Bushes were and are NEVER conservatives.
Mr. Bush appears to have lost [the rest of] his marbles.
I'm with ya. For the first time I am thinking the leftists were right about his intelligence.
He is a FOOL for doing this. And rewarding his (and our) enemies.
Bush will never learn.
W needs to get Chris Christie to coach him on how to deal with Lauer.
President Bush will also join Matt live on TODAY on Wednesday, Nov. 10. He will talk about his book Decision Points, which will be released by Crown Publishers Nov. 9
That's only 3½ months from now...
Do you think Dubya will finish reading it by then?
You can't be serious?
Nov. 8 is after the elections.
Bush may have his chance to gloat ... just a little bit.
“W is a big boy and knows that Matt Wower is NOT his friend!”
I doubt it. W and HW Bushes have been incredibly naive about the intentions of their enemies.
He surely is. Misguided and mal-advised if you ask me. One of the very last people to whom he should grant a post-Presidency interview is Matt “Suck it” Lauer.
The elections (sic) is November 2.
Nov 8 is after the election
OH CRAP, GEORGE. Are you so whipped that Laura is making you give the Commie NBC your first interview?
Bush is not a great man, he’s a traitor. We got to save capitalism by killing it! Yeah right! He’s is part of the ruling elite who can not get over the fact that a few select few can run the economy better than individuals
They want to make sure they can put a face on this election. Remember, the mantra for this election is this is GW Bush’s economy not the Democrats. Bad idea GW.
Say it ain’t so George...
W. probably doesn’t want anyone to see it. Either that, or he specifically wants to send a “Miss me yet?” message to liberals, as a way of grinding their face in it.
Even so, it is flawed reasoning. He might as well have an interview with some random local news talking head bimbo, who would be thrilled to meet an honest celebrity for once in her life.
Glad to hear that he is doing it after the midterms.
"...in a special Matt Lauer Reports airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8."
IOW, it'll be aired a few days after the election.
Bush is part of the Ruling Class so Matt Lauer is a brother in arms. Reagan would not be caught dead in front of this liberal douche.
Let’s not get all wee-wee’d up!
W is a big boy, he can handle a wuss like Lauer. This interview could have impact, we all know that if he’d been interviewed by Fox News the lefties would just dismiss it as propaganda.
There’s no downside - the left already hates him. If Bush does well, it might change some perceptions amongst independents and those who have actual brains.
I hope Bush no longer feels bound by the constraints of the Presidency and gives matt a good kick in the nuts.
I agree, I think many who may have even voted for Obama may now find themselves actually nostalgic for Bush, now that they've witnessed the contrast.
The thing is, these people are his friends.
“From the article :
“...in a special Matt Lauer Reports airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8.”
IOW, it’ll be aired a few days after the election.”
NO it is about the Book he scribbled out,when is that being released?
Can anyone imagine Clinton or Obama going onto the Glen Beck show for a first interview regarding a new book? So why do Republicans persist in giving first interviews to far left wing liberal “journalists”?
Bush will probably give a one hour interview, nearly all of which will consist of fighting off low-ball “gotcha” questions from Lauer. Lauer will then cherry pick 5 to 10 minutes of whichever sound bites make Bush look bad and Lauer look good.
If Bush wanted a fair and honest interview, he should have gone to Brit Hume.
Well, I'll be choosing Fox News over nbc when the interview airs.
Ok I got it;”President Bush will also join Matt live on TODAY on Wednesday, Nov. 10. He will talk about his book Decision Points, which will be released by Crown Publishers Nov. 9, and about key choices he has made in both his political and personal life.”
What Key choices?
At this point in time what difference does it make if George W. Bush has an interview with Matt Lauer? Bush is getting blamed for all of Obama’s shortcomings and miserable policy decisions. Can it get any worse?
W is a one-worlder like his dad. He’s not going say what needs to be said — that Obama and Pelosi are plunging the US headlong into a socialist nightmare, where you will lose your freedom, rights, and sovereignty, and the American people should stand up to them and say NO.