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Bush talks up memoir in Calgary

If former President Bush’s verbal gaffes were gettin’ old last year, they must be pretty much fossilized by now. (Woe be to any publisher with a title like Putting Food On Your Family: The Accidental Wit of Dubya Bush stacked up in the warehouse.)

However, in the spirit of giving every dead horse a good thrashing, we offer this, from the Associated Press’s account of Bush’s recent speech in Calgary:

Bush said that he doesn’t know what he will do in the long term but that he will write a book that will ask people to consider what they would do if they had to protect the United States as president.

He said it will be fun to write and that “it’s going to be (about) the 12 toughest decisions I had to make.”

“I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened,” Bush said.