West vs. Bush

In a recent interview with former President George W. Bush, Matt Lauer began to talk about an issue he faced during his presidency. Right after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans their was a telethon to raise money and support. Many celebrities came on talking about what we could do to help. Kanye West took the stage with Mike Myers and out of no where said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”. Shocked Lauer who was running the telethon at the time switches topics and sends the viewers to a commercial. Back to present times Bush say’s this was one of the hardest things he faced in his presidency. Bush wanted to get across that he was and is not a racist. I’m interested to read the former presidents new book Decision Points and see what all he talks about. What do you think? Should they just drop the Kanye thing or do people need to know the truth?


6 responses

  1. I believe that they should just drop the Kanye thing. As far as credibility, I’m not sure Kanye West is very high on the scale. Just look back at the 2009 VMA Awards when Kanye West stole the microphone from Taylor Swift and spoke out impulsively. What is his deal? Either Kanye has difficulty holding his tongue, or having any kind of self-control for that matter, or he is just consumed with publicity stunts and enjoys stirring up press. Kanye does not seem too stable, so I would not rely on his opinion in the matter. Just because George W. Bush is white with a southern accent, it doesn’t mean that he “doesn’t care about black people”. This just emphasizes to me to talk everything that Kanye says as a grain of sand.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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  4. I agree. Look at how long ago this happened. Kanye has made a reputation for himself for saying inappropriate things at inappropriate moments, so I’m not really inclined to even listen to him. But that aside, the past is the past. It influences the future, but why dwell on it? Had their been other incidences of Bush showing racist behavior, that I could understand examining on occasion. But celebrities can say anything they want, it doesn’t make it true.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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  6. This is one of the funniest moments that happened in TV in my perspective. Even though it was totally out of line and incorrect I found it to be hilarious. As we have seen in the past Kanye is one of the most blunt people anyone could ever meet or deal with. But his action here were totally outlandish and uncalled for. It was not his place to make a comment of that nature even if he felt that way which I think is totally incorrect. Furthermore you on national TV talking about the president. Once again crazy!

    November 19, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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