Topic category: Government/Politics
Man Up, George W. Bush! Do The Laura Ingraham Show.
On November 9, 2010, former President George W. Bush's memoir, Decision Points (www.amazon.com/Decision-Points-George-W-Bush/dp/0307590615), was officially released and the former president has been doing interviews promoting it.
Oprah Winfrey, the well known Obama supporter, interviewed the former president on her television show.
Matt Lauer interviewed him on NBC's "Today."
Fox News stars Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly interviewed him for their television shows.
But conservative radio and television star Laura Ingraham, author of New York Times no. 1 best sellers, including The Obama Diaries, published July 13, 2010, announced during her nationally syndicated radio program on November 12, 2010 that she had invited the former president to appear on her show, but he has not scheduled an appearance.
Plain English translation: George W. Bush won election and re-election after debating Al Gore and John Kerry, but debating Laura is something he wants to avoid. (She publicly disagreed with him on some important issues, and he's wary AND annoyed.)
In November 2008, Talkers Magazine reported that The Laura Ingraham Show ranked eighth among most-listened-to talk radio programs, with an average 5.5 million weekly listeners.
Man up, Mr. President!
Are you really so wary of Laura that you are willing to disrespect her millions of listeners (and sell fewer copies of your book)?
Oprah and Matt had no interest in making the case that the former president was not conservative enough, and Sean and Bill did not go there either.
After O'Reilly broadcast his interview with the former president last night, he invited Laura, Sally Quinn and Charles Krauthammer comment on it.
It's obvious why the former president hasn't scheduled with Laura...and it does not reflect well on him.
Laura's evaluation of the Bush 43 presidency really is what Fox News aspires to be--"fair and balanced."
Laura gives the former president full credit for his accomplishments, but she is no Bush 43 apologist.
Laura strongly criticized the former president for nominating his former counsel, Harriet Miers, to the United States Supreme Court and the former president is not looking for an opportunity to defend that withdrawn nomination. The former president and his First Lady wanted to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor with another woman, and Miers was his choice. Laura, a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, wanted a stronger nominee, regardless of sex, and immediately led the opposition to the Miers nomination.
Likewise, Laura was at the forefront of the opposition to the former president's proposed "amnesty" for persons illegally in the United States. The former president doesn't want to debate that subject with Laura either.
And Laura is a genuine fiscal conservative who believes that the former president should have done much more to control spending and responded differently to the financial crisis.
I'd be delighted if the former president agrees to be interviewed by Laura, but I am not surprised that hasn't arranged to do it.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is email@example.com.