Rebel-in-Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush
Recorded on February 8, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
In Rebel-in-Chief, veteran political reporter Fred Barnes
provides an insider's view of how George W. Bush's unique
presidential style and bold reforms are dramatically remaking the
country. In the process, Barnes shows how the president is shaking
up Washington and reshaping the conservative movement, too.
Granted extraordinary access to the Bush administration for
Rebel-in-Chief, he conducted rare one-on-one interviews
with President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and many other
close presidential advisers. That access, along with Barnes's
extensive independent reporting and interviewing, produces an
eye-opening look at this highly consequential - and controversial -
George W. Bush billed himself as a "different kind of Republican."
He has proved to be a different kind of President, too. And
Barnes's behind-the-scenes account helps us understand how much
this "Rebel-in-Chief" is reshaping the world around us.
FRED BARNES is Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard
and cohost of The Beltway Boys on the Fox News
Channel. Previously he served as White House correspondent for
The New Republic, covered the Supreme Court and the White House
for the Washington Star, and was the national political
correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.
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