Nussle has a book plan

Former Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle spoke with me yesterday by phone from his Washington, D.C. office.  Nussle, as you may know, is President Bush’s budget director.  Here’s the Radio Iowa story, with an mp3 link if you want to listen to the interview.

Former Bush spokesman Scott McClellan has written a memoir of his time in the White House.  I asked Nussle if he would do the same.  Here’s the transcript of that portion fo the conversation:

Henderson: "Scott McClellan wrote a book.  Are you going to write a book?"

Nussle:  "Good question. You know, I haven’t thought about that and in fact I have the one book that I have outlined and have been outlining myself has nothing to do practically or technically with my time here at OMB or at the White House, so that’s probably a short answer of no, I don’t have any plans to write a book about the White House Experience, but I have always had this desire to write a book and I’ve done some outlining, but it’s not ready for prime time yet."

Henderson: "Is it the next great American novel?"

Nussle: "No.  No. (laughter) I don’t think I could write that.  I love reading them, but I don’t think I could write it."

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.