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Monday, February 14, 2005
i've been proud of her lately but i just don't know how to feel about this!
Monday, February 07, 2005
I'm Back
So I'm reading Tom Wolfe's latest, I am Charlotte Simmons. It's modern, easy reading and reminds me a little too much of my college days at Berkeley. Co-ed dorms, frat parties, basketball players, you know the deal.

Anyway, today a friend sends me my least favorite NYTimes reporter's latest article. (Yes that would be Elisabeth Bumiller. Some call her Bush's Monica. I don't know much about that but I do know she sucked moderating the Democratic Primary debate and she writes about the President like one of his children might.) So what insight does Ms. Bulmiller have this week ... the President is also reading I am Charlotte Simmons. Okay, so the book is definitely his speed, and we know he's a party animal so I'm sure he's into the subject matter. No surprise then, that this President who once admitted to watching CARTOONS would pick up this book. Nor should it surprise us how forthcoming he is about the extent of his free time.

"Mr. Bush, who does his reading for pleasure on Air Force One, on weekends and before bed at night, has long said he prefers books to channel surfing, although he does watch television sports."

Wait ... what?! HE READS WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS??? And still has time for TV? When is he running the country? Whoops, I mean when is he running the world? Hold on...let's see here, he does explain why he's reading, and clarifies just how much:

"I'm reading, I think on a good night, maybe 20 to 30 pages," the president told Brian Lamb of C-Span in an interview at the White House last month. "I'm exercising quite hard these days, and I get up very early, and so the book has become somewhat of a sedative. I mean, maybe there are some other old guys like me who get into bed, open the book, 20 pages later you're out cold."

EXERCISING QUITE HARD?? Ok, so the guy has time for working out HARD and reading trashy novels. Does he still watch cartoons?

Mr. Bush added that "in this job, there are some simple pleasures in life that really help you cope. One is Barney the dog, and the other is books. I mean, books are a great escape. Books are a way to get your mind on something else."

Yah that's right Georgie, please get your mind on something else. You know what, just forget about the war for a while, take a luxurious escape back into your college days, and you know what, have a few drinks while you're at it. I'm sure the soldiers won't mind. Oh and in case you're running out of things to read, looks like there's another book out that might suit you.

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