George W. Bush Says He's a Fan of Sarah Palin

George Bush publicly admits he's a fan of Sarah Palin and think she helped energize the Republican party. INSIDE EDITION has the details.

Former President George W. Bush says he's a fan of Sarah Palin.

"Sarah Palin, his VP choice. Very controversial woman. You thought it was a good choice?" asks Bill O'Reilly.

An anonymous aide to the former President had been quoted as saying Bush privately thought Palin was "unqualified" for national office.

But on The O'Reilly Factor, Bush said, "I think it energized the party. There was a moment where people were kind of in the doldrums, and Sarah Palin arrived and boom!"

And Bush's memoir Decision Points is getting rave reviews from a surprising source… Bill Clinton is giving it a big thumbs up!

"Decision Points is well-written and interesting from start to finish. I think people of all political stripes should read it," Clinton said in a statement today.

The reviews are also coming in for Sarah Palin's Alaska which debuts Sunday night on TLC.

The L.A. Times gives it 3-and-a-half stars out of 5, calling it "breathtaking" and "brilliant," but it also calls the show a "shameless" political ad in which Palin "chooses to hike and fish in full hair and makeup."