May 21st, 2009
03:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush didn't watch Cheney, Obama speeches

Bush missed both Obama and Cheney's speeches Thursday, a source tells CNN.
Bush missed both Obama and Cheney's speeches Thursday, a source tells CNN.

(CNN) - So what did former President Bush think about President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's dueling speeches on national security policies Thursday?

He didn't watch them.

A source close to Bush said the former president was traveling at the time, enroute to New Mexico where he is the keynote speaker Thursday night at a fund raising dinner for a scholarship program for students at Artesia High School.


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soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Casey

    As usual, Bush prefers to remain clueless and two steps behind whatever is going on. Read? Get informed?

    Somewhere in Texas, a village has its idiot back. Thank goodness.

    May 21, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Cal

    If you multiplied the amount of times Bush has attacked the president or the office of the president by infinite it would still be less then Clinton or Obama.

    May 21, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. It could happen

    What if Cheney is right?

    May 21, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. John in Ohio

    Smart guy.

    May 21, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Sama Mondeh

    W has more sense than most people think. I admire him for staying out of this mess. He has shown that what is done is done and no amount of criticism would change anything. That says a lot about his character.

    May 21, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. John in Ohio

    "obama says we are less safe and offers no facts"

    Cheney says torture saved thousands of lives... and offers no facts.

    So yeah, you're pretty much a moron.

    May 21, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  7. CHANGE.COM

    CNN – you are fast becoming irrelevant like FOX News due to your fascination nay promotion of the Republican agenda. Bring back Wolf Blitzer on Sunday and kick out John the Republican apologist King. We are trying to move forward and you keep taking us backwards with this fear-factor Cheney and company. Please stop inciting fear. We had enough of that the past 8 years of Bush-Cheney.

    May 21, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  8. Robert in Calgary

    Bush was a spokes-puppet for a secretive and unaccountable wing of the GOP. He won't state opinions on much now that he's out of office.

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. DT

    People are actually letting him give commencement speeches? He should't even be out in public.
    --------------------------------

    Real Talk...dont wanna see his face ever again...

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. Audrey in VA

    Candy from West Virginia,

    You seriously think that 9/11 is Bush's fault because it happened on his watch? Honey, things like that don't happen overnight, they happen because of years of negligent intelligence. You should be embarassed for yourself.

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  11. MESA MICK

    This is nothing new – Bush never paid attention to anything when he was Prez either.
    This guy has the intellectual curiosity of a stump and the state of our country proves it...

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Gimee A. Breyk

    Read this virtual cesspool of worthless opinion and then ask yourself why anyone would want to be involved with us? Make believe you are the man and make believe these opinions are about you...what would you feel about us? Yes, I know...everyone would love your decisions. So hey...run and lets us have a go at you.

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  13. David

    Say, isn't Dick Cheney that hateful old buzzard who said people who speak out against the President during wartime are "traitors" and should be prosecuted?

    Whatever happened with that? I'm starting to think it's not such a bad idea after all.

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  14. Kevin in Ohio

    We'll be sure to give Obama every ounce of respect that the liberals give to Mr.Bush. It was great to see Cheney eat Obama alive this morning.

    May 21, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  15. joe dokes

    Bush is, was and always will be clueless. Cheney *was* the power for eight dreadful years. And he doesn't like Obama doing things differently. Get used to it, Dick. You aren't in charge anymore! Sit down and shut up.

    May 21, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    @ Obama Victim

    Cute but retarded, just like Bush.

    May 21, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. Charles

    9/11 will not be forgotten. Opps, yes it has!! Sad for all those that lost their lives. INNOCENT VICTUMS, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time We have fotten!

    May 21, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Lots of haters

    Geez, Bush isnt even pres anymore, but all the hatemongers have to unload all of their vitriol. Get a life, people!

    May 21, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. Jayden,FL

    Reason why he didn't watch- He didn't want to scan the dictionary to figure out what the President was saying!

    May 21, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    He was out at the ranch talking to a goat he thought was actually his neighbor mowing the lawn.

    May 21, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  21. Fet up

    I guess "J in chicago's" one of the idiots that were polled when obtaining cheney's approval #'s...You're the idiot J! Obama's an intelligent, charasmatic, thoughtful, approachable, UNHATEFUL unlike your gods bush and cheney...you should pack your bags along with Bush and cheney and get the hell out of our country!

    May 21, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  22. Rhonda Reely

    President Obama is
    making me very very nervous.

    Every time I turn on the TV ...
    he is on and he thinks he is
    a one man show and one man band.

    He is doing way too much way too fast.
    Talk about arrogance and cocky.wow
    I agree with Cheney totally and his wife.

    May 21, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. DT

    Bush lived this war along with Cheney. He doesn't need to be lectured by an idiot like Obama who was hiding under his desk in Springfield during 9/11.
    --------------------------------
    Yeah it not like there not idiots for ignoring intel that caused this either...

    May 21, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  24. Lots of haters

    Lynda/Minnesota,

    You seriously dont think Obama has used scare tactics to further his agenda? Look at the stimulus package... remeber all the alarmist rhetoric he employed to pass it? If we didn't pass the stim package, the world was going to end! Oh no!

    May 21, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  25. PLUTO

    How humiliating this must be for him! See, he thought all along that he was "in charge" and "president." Now he knows he was so far out of the loop he can only wonder what he was doing. President Sockpuppet is waiting for Lord Cheney to call him up and tell him what to say.

    May 21, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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