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Vice from a top political strategist to quote panic and fire people president Obama's taking another obstacle now is gaining new book.
-- paint him as an inexperienced leader with a shaky economic team and unhappy female staffers.
Joining us right now is journalist and author of this new book confidence men Ron -- -- and run.
You wrote three tough books on President Bush nobody was happy with there how did you get access to this White House after those bestselling books came forward.
What you know I walked in like I walk in every interview on a reporter and I want a report about the administration these -- the bush -- her bestselling books now no doubt they were favorite books of the folks in this administration.
But you know I think it's a delusion or an -- a lot of people -- into some times where they think I was criticized as being a reporter of of some political stripe.
I'm a reporter I'm not an ideologue and and what it's all about is reporting.
-- -- nominal -- our -- you get the facts that people make their decision look at.
Just because the White House isn't happy with the book now I want to take a look at an excerpt from Larry Summers formerly of the economic team back at Harvard now.
We're home alone there's no adult in charge Clinton would never have made these mistakes is fighting back against you he thing that he never said that you -- the tapes to.
Prevent -- of course but you know not only that but I think it's important to note as people get the book in the last two days the virtually all the key quotes are responded to.
In the text of the book I go back at the end of the processes they look.
Here's what's going to be in the book next year name what do you have to say about it let's get that response -- -- -- Larry Summers have the longer you -- -- it's extremely arrogant.
Two Larry shot never admits a mistake I'm not the -- first Larry is a guy who's been -- it has been his own worst enemy in a lot of ways for many years is a brilliant guy no one doubts that but you know Larry's a key figure in this but others are as well I think it's important that.
That especially Tim Geithner has a very very long several page to page explanation.
Of what happened with what I call the slow walking with the administrative order so that he want the president wanted to did take down Citigroup to close it and -- it to take down -- big bank.
And and it's clear from what's in the book in the recite the the response from Geithner that he was slow walked by the Treasury Secretary essentially his order was a delayed -- ignored and importantly there are memos in the book which -- this is a problem the administration it's -- by the -- -- -- the stress -- it's only one to talk about what -- -- to -- Anita Dunn said this this place would be.
Be in court for a hostile workplace because it actually fits all the classically the requirements for generally hostile workplace.
Now she says that she actually said something after that.
If it were not for President Obama which you left out of the -- my -- then.
Well in -- city explaining is the full quote the Washington Post came -- listen to the tape the full quote is in the book.
No it didn't need to call me back right before I talked her -- this is going in the book next year name this is a big quote if she sort of made a strong case.
That that part.
But in terms of what you said to Valerie Jarrett eccentric well is there any way that can't be in the quote and can have a -- looking back.
Right so that we can work that -- so we we went through what the quote would be in the book.
Prior to publication so all of this was worked out in the it is it.
In a pickle right now she's an advisor to the president -- to be working on the campaign.
You know but I would let it clear I -- really a couple a little time left Karl Rove didn't like your first three books.
Here's what he said about no doubt this -- I'm not certain how much this book is true and accurate.
-- my personal experience with him as his that he tends to exaggerate I had an interview -- in the west wing more than we're literally he was transcribing my comments and sort of repeating in the back.
And he couldn't get what I just said -- accurate.
-- Now that's that's wrong Carl and I had a you know conversations during the bush -- they were all fairly and and I accurately rendered in those books and it looked like -- I understand like -- has some issues with the books that I published they were hard on George Bush hardened Dick -- but it looked number reported that's what we -- it's not hard on President Obama W column brilliant amateur -- -- -- -- guy.
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