London, Sept 16 (ANI): George W. Bush's former speechwriter Matt Latimer has revealed that the ex-US President considered Barack Obama unfit for the White House and dismissed Sarah Palin as a nonentity.
Bush is alleged to have privately mocked fellow big name politicians, claims Latimer, reports The Telegraph.
In extracts published by GQ magazine, Latimer writes in his book Speech Less: Tale of a White House Survivor: "He came in one day to rehearse a speech, fuming. 'This is a dangerous world,' he said for no apparent reason, 'and this cat [Obama] isn't remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you'."
Of Palin, then Governor of Alaska and the vice-presidential nominee for his own Republican party, Bush allegedly said: "I'm trying to remember if I've met her before. What is she, the governor of Guam?"
During the presidential campaign Bush believed that Hillary Clinton would win the Democratic nomination, but he didn't think much of her as chief executive either, according to Latimer, who served as a speechwriter for the last 22 months of Bush's term.
"Wait till her fat keister is sitting at this desk," he said, using slang for backside. (ANI)