Monday, January 19, 2009

Bush's Books

Karl Rove put out a few of weeks ago what is almost a love letter to his former boss, GWB. What he addresses is one of the great "Big Lies" of this decade - that GWB is a dolt.
In the 35 years I've known George W. Bush, he's always had a book nearby. He plays up being a good ol' boy from Midland, Texas, but he was a history major at Yale and graduated from Harvard Business School. You don't make it through either unless you are a reader.

There is a myth perpetuated by Bush critics that he would rather burn a book than read one. Like so many caricatures of the past eight years, this one is not only wrong, but also the opposite of the truth and evidence that bitterness can devour a small-minded critic. Mr. Bush loves books, learns from them, and is intellectually engaged by them.

For two terms in the White House, Mr. Bush has been in the arena, keeping America safe and facing down enormous challenges, all the while acting with dignity. And when on Jan. 20 he flies from Washington to Texas one last time, he will do so as he arrived -- with friends and a book nearby.
I'll let others argue that someplace else - what you can't argue about is that he soaks in books. Read the whole thing at the link above - but here is just a sample of the books he read this year.

Hat tip Katy.

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