A Better Book Cover Design for Bush’s Autobiography?

The Washington Post had a giant version of the cover of Bush’s DECISION POINT in its Style section today. Bush is trying to look solemn but I suspect he is going to a baseball game.

I think this photo – entitled “Bush Swings by Congress” – I took at a January 2007 antiwar DC demo would have provided a much more captivating cover. And it would have boosted the book’s sales to the kind of folks I know.

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9 Responses to A Better Book Cover Design for Bush’s Autobiography?

  1. Sheldon Richman November 9, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    The publisher should have consulted you, Jim.

  2. Tom Blanton November 9, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    That visual representation is very inaccurate. Everyone knows that Bush stopped wearing thongs and handcuffs after he pretended to stop drinking.

    I did notice that the first run, now in discount bins, did have a different cover.

  3. Jim November 9, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Tom’s revelation of the original book cover is definitely worth checking out!

  4. dickerson3870 November 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Interestingly, the boob appears to have a pretty nice set of boobs. Who’d a thunk it? Lindsey must be ‘pea green’ with envy.

  5. Lawrence November 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Works for me!

  6. Jim November 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Lawrence, this design would do well at one of those San Diego political hubbubs…

  7. Lawrence November 10, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Yes, Jim it would. But now that I think of it, I thought that there was a law that criminals could not profit off of their crimes. Why doesn’t some up-and-coming lawyer make his name suing Bush in civil court for profiting from his war crimes?

  8. Lawrence November 10, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    …that is, by writing a book about those crimes…

  9. Jim November 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Lawrence, that’s a great idea.

    It would work if we had an honest court system.

    If federal judges would not indict Bush for ordering torture, I can’t hope that they would penalize him from profiting from his torturous tale.