Skip to comments.A Kitty Surprise? (Kitty Kelly to "Out" Bush in New Book?)
Posted on 09/04/2004 9:33:49 AM PDT by harrycarey
A Kitty Surprise? ROGER SIMON COLUMN SEPTEMBER 1, 2004
NEW YORK - - Republican insiders have been huddling in small groups at the Republican Convention this week and talking about what worries them most. It is not John Kerry. It is not the unemployment numbers. It is not Iraq.
It is Kitty Kelley.
Kelley has a new book coming out in a few weeks titled "The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty and it is rumored to be explosive.
One source tells me there are at least five bombshells contained in it and another source says there is allegedly new material on President Bushs service in the Air National Guard.
Democrats have long been worried about a Republican October Surprise such as the capture of Osama bin Laden. But now some Republicans are worried that Kelleys book will be the equivalent of an October surprise and harmful to President Bushs re-election hopes.
Why are GOP operatives taking such a book seriously? After all, some critics have dismissed Kelleys previous books as the equivalent of tabloid journalism. But in November 2000, the Bush campaigns internal polling showed that revelations about Bushs 1976 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol damaged him badly with religious conservatives and some analysts believe it cost him a popular vote victory.
So this time, Bush operatives dont want any more big surprises, revelations, rumors or gossip to make a media splash just weeks before the election.
Which is why they are so nervous. According to the Associated Press, the Kelley opus - - it is supposed to be around 700 pages long - - is being billed as "the book the Bushes don't want you to read, it has a first printing of 600,000 and a virtual guarantee to annoy, if not embarrass, Bush supporters.
In the past, Kelley has written books about Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra and the British Royal Family among others and her books have often contained explosive material. Kelleys facts are sometimes challenged, but her books tend to make a big splash nonetheless.
Kelleys 1991 book on Nancy Reagan, for example, which contained scandalous accusations, was the subject of a front page story in the New York Times by Maureen Dowd.
Ms. Kelley has developed a reputation as a giant killer for her sensational books about the rich and famous, Dowd wrote. She wrote that Jacqueline Kennedy had shock treatments; that President John F. Kennedy's retarded sister, Rosemary, had a lobotomy, and that Frank Sinatra's mother was a New Jersey abortionist.
Dowd went on: Ms. Kelley asserts that Mrs. Reagan will go down in history as the cold and glittering icon for a morally vacuous era. The author says the former First Lady reinvented herself with a tissue of fabrications about her background, age and family, just as her free-spirited mother did before her; that she had her nose fixed and her eyes lifted; that both the Reagans had extramarital affairs, and that Mrs. Reagan had a long-term affair with Frank Sinatra.
The article quoted Sheila Tate, Nancy Reagan's former press secretary, as saying that "no friend of Nancy Reagan's is going to read that scummy book."
Perhaps, but plenty of other people did read it and many more read about it. And this, remember, was in an era before 24-hour cable TV and media with an insatiable appetite for news, gossip, rumor, innuendo or whatever they can get.
It may turn out, of course, that Kelleys new book contains nothing damaging to President Bush.
But with their convention going so well, Republicans have to find something to worry about this week.
It reveals alleged sex offenses against minors by Dubya's father.
It reveals the use of the White House by male hookers under Dubya.
It reveals Bush's evil plans for YOU (details of which you will have to get elsewhere), which should alarm you.
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.
Drudge-Larry King Refuses to Book Kitty Kelly on Program over 'Outrageous' Accustations in Bush Book
Drudge Report ^ | 8/30/04 | Matt Drudge
Posted on 08/30/2004 9:32:38 AM EDT by gopwinsin04
Anyone else catch some more details on the radio last night about this..(Kitty Kelly's 5 year expose on the Bush dynasty)
I caught the tail end of the discussion with Lucianne Goldberg, has anyone heard what may be in this book?
"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."
I thought that anthrax mailing was supposed to be revenge for printing a story that Bin Laden had a small penis?
You're kidding, right?
Something like that would completely put the last nail in the democrats coffin.
I'd vouch for the wooden stake.
Where did you hear that nonsense?
Wow! This is really going to give Bush an even bigger lead. What do they think, people are as stupid as the old media?
So now the President is gay and Laura is a slut? Please. This will hurt the RATS, not the President.
maybe she should marry Michael Moore
Move on nothing new to see here
spitball kerry priceless
B.S. (And that isn't Barbra Streisand.)
Another web source? -- put up or shut up.
If that's what they're going to spew, let them.
Back in the 2000 campaign, the outrageous left tried to float rumors that while in the Alabama ANG working on his friend's political campaign, young Bush dated a girl who became pregnant and had an abortion. I would not be surprised if this story is floated again.
Of course, I expect the MSM to show the same reluctance to report any of KK's material until they have verified it- as they did with the story of Kerry's sideline toot with Alexandra Whatsername/sarcasm.
I first hear about "outrageous accusations" as reasons why Larry King would not have her on his show. (FR Thread)
Now the DUers are all excited about trashing Bush and his private life.
This is not going to be some obscure web site accusation.
These will be coming from Kitty Kelly, a "respected" author. (At least respected by the MSM)
Yup. More fodder for the Mickey Moore Kool-Aid drinkers.
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