Wednesday, August 17, 2005
What the President is "Reading" during his Vacation
From The Guardian,UK:
"As well as brush cutting, mountain biking and fishing, the president will also be tucking into Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky during his five-week summer sojourn on his Texas ranch. The other tomes are reported to be Alexander II: the Last Great Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky and The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M Barry.
"There's nothing on that list that is a beach read, or even a busman's holiday," Peter Osnos, of the PublicAffairs publishing house, told the Los Angeles Times. "It's a fair bet that George Bush is the only person in the entire US who chose those three books to read on vacation."
Bookworm Bush's holiday reading
I have my foot out of the door for a trip to the coast. What I am carrying with me to read is much less weighty.
Maybe I am "reading" into Bush's choices , but why would he want to read up on the deadliest plague in history?Does he know something?
Ick. The fantasies of a deluded, deranged, and all too powerful old man.