Bolton’s Bombshell

We’ve all seen the memes, “If you don’t like the weather in (fill in your location), just wait an hour …” That can be applied  to Washington  as well. It’s hard to keep up with the news these days.

But first, a couple of disclaimers. I am an independent who voted for Donald Trump for two basic reasons in 2016, and will likely do the same in 2020. First, while I may not always agree with his style or flamboyant, Type A personality, he was the best of the worst almost four years ago. Second, as someone who spent three years in Washington myself and couldn’t wait to leave, he was not a politician but a businessman who promised {and despite continuous contempt} generally did what he said he would do … at business speed, not political speed.

However, my political views are not the subject of this post. They are interjected only as they relate to the leaked — yes, leaked — manuscript of the forthcoming book by John Bolton. I’ll leave the spin to the politicians from both sides of the aisle. That is what politicians do. I personally find it rich both parties spend their time spinning for their own persuasive benefit rather than working together for the nation’s good by addressing real problems.

As an author, I also found the timing of Bolton’s bombshell interesting. I have no idea how the manuscript was leaked and by whom. I do think it was illegal. From what I’ve seen {and I am just a nobody} the “leak” was a few pages or parts of pages from Bolton’s book. It included a series of Bolton claims.

It was a tease. We do not know — as far as I can tell and depending on who you listen to — the total context of the excerpts. We’ll have to wait until mid-March to draw our own conclusions.

It was a marketing masterpiece for Bolton. As of this writing, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir is being pitched on Amazon as #1 in Political Science and in the top 10 overall. The scheduled release date is March 17.

I’m jealous. I get excited when I get a review, sell a book, or even get a Kindle Unlimited or Lending Library read.

I don’t have the name recognition of a John Bolton, but I do have three books under my belt. They are non-political … one is a novella {Heaven Shining Through}, a follow-up novel {My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through}, and a non-fiction Wisdom From a Father … one dad’s thoughts on life.

And they are cheaper … And available now!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. — John Lennon

 

 

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2 Responses to Bolton’s Bombshell

  1. I agree with you. I don’t like Trump as a personality but he has not backed down

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