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By Ron Suskind

Up to date with a brand new afterword and together with a variety of key records, this is often the explosive account of the way the Bush management makes coverage on battle, taxes, and politics -- its real time table uncovered via a member of the Bush cupboard.
This brilliant, unfolding narrative is like no different ebook that has been written concerning the Bush presidency. At its middle are the candid exams of former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, the single member of Bush's cupboard to depart and communicate frankly approximately how and why the management has come to its center guidelines and judgements -- from slicing taxes for the wealthy to undertaking preemptive conflict.
O'Neill's account is supported by way of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind's interviews with a number of contributors within the management, by means of transcripts of conferences, and via voluminous records. the result's a disclosure of breadth and intensity extraordinary for an ongoing presidency. As readers are taken to the very epicenter of presidency, Suskind offers an excellent photo of a president so conscientiously controlled in his public posture that he's a secret to such a lot american citizens. Now, he's published.

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Just sat. “What do you think, Russ? ” Russ thought it over for a minute. “The town’s changed, Paul. It’s not like the place you left in 1977. I know you’ve been back from time to time, but it’s very different now. It’s just so much more partisan, more hard-charged. ” Paul nodded, leaving Russ the latitude to close it out. “I can’t tell you what to do. If it were me, I wouldn’t do it. ” “No doubt there,” Paul said. Like the few others he had consulted, Russ seemed unconcerned about whether the President-elect was O’Neill’s type of centrist/pragmatist.

A week later, Paul silently gathered papers and his briefcase and slipped into his black cashmere overcoat on a snowy, dark Monday morning. m. most days and gone by 6. Nancy will usually sleep to a sane hour, seven o’clock or so. But not this morning. She appeared in her pink satin bathrobe, her bare feet lightly clapping across the kitchen’s Italian tile floor. He turned, surprised. ” Of course, Paul could figure out why she was padding about in darkness. “Listen, I’m just going down there to talk about it.

There’s one more thing on my list,” he said. Bush looked at him quizzically. ” O’Neill paused, as though he were thinking over this offer, but it was just for effect. “No, sir. ” IT WAS NEARLY nine o’clock at night when O’Neill opened the door to his room at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan. m. — which would give him about an hour to unwind and collect his thoughts. Since the moment he had slipped out of the Madison for a shuttle to La Guardia, then a late afternoon meeting and a dinner with Alain Belda, his successor as Alcoa’s CEO, he’d had little chance to stop and think about the day’s lunch.

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