ABC News has an advance copy of Michele Bachmann’s soon-to-be-released book “Core of Conviction,” and is sharing a few tidbits, including her statement that, by pushing the TARP program, Bush and then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson were “embracing a kind of ‘bailout socialism.’”
She also slams John McCain (“painful”) and John Boehner (“disappointing”) for the same sin and believes that if McCain had stood strong on his free market principles and allowed banks to fail, he might have won the 2008 election.
The book is not an overall Bush-blaming-fest, however and is full of praise for the former president in other areas. Not so the current occupant of the Oval Office. ABC writes:
“Bachmann, however, saves her most critical language for President Obama, accusing him of bolstering ‘moochers’ and ‘hustlers’ directing federal money to ‘political allies’ and liberal activist groups.
‘Those in the Obama administration didn’t care where the stimulus money was going,’ she writes. ‘What really mattered was spreading money to their friends and political allies — the big-city liberal mayors, the [community organizer] Saul Alinksy nostalgists, the ACORN activists, the taxpayer-subsidy-dependent green-jobs propagandists, and all the other moochers, hustlers and rent seekers demanding ‘a place at the table’ when liberals control the White House.’
The book’s publication date is next week.