This Kitty Has Claws

From Holden:

With NewsMax “reporting” that Sharon Bush is threatening Kitty Kelley with a lawsuit, Ms. Kelley and her publisher Doubleday are fighting back:

In an appearance on the Today Show on Monday, September 13, 2004, Sharon Bush repeated a denial she made earlier last week. After telling Kitty Kelley that she had knowledge of President George W. Bush “doing cocaine” at Camp David — “not once, but many times,” Mrs. Bush now denies that statement.

This denial has already been utterly discredited by a third party to the meeting at which Mrs. Bush made the statements. Doubleday and Kitty Kelley, author of “The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty,” firmly uphold the accuracy and veracity of reporting on this topic. Further, Doubleday and Ms. Kelley affirm that Mrs. Bush was read her comments on the day following the meeting in a telephone conversation, lasting over an hour, that was witnessed by Random House Vice President Peter Gethers — that those comments included her remarks on cocaine use at Camp David — and that she once again agreed that these comments were true.

The following are undisputable facts:

— Mrs. Bush confirmed that she was aware of cocaine use by President George W. Bush at Camp David when his father was President

— Mrs. Bush confirmed that such usage occurred on more than one occasion

— Mrs. Bush knew that Ms. Kelley planned on using this information in her book and was read the exact quotes that would be utilized

— Mrs. Bush continued to have a good relationship with Kitty Kelley — long after the meeting in April at which she confirmed the cocaine report

— Mrs. Bush called Ms. Kelley in May, 2004 after which there was a friendly correspondence.

I give you three guesses as to why Sharon Bush is denying she said Georgie used coke at Camp David, and the first two don’t count.

Kelley commented, “I feel sorry for Sharon Bush. We know she’s frightened. She was hysterical. She got a call from Neil Bush warning her.”