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January 8, 2009

Jokes for the Gormless

Filed under: Politics — David Jenkins @ 5:55 pm

Bush IQ jokes are for stupid people to laugh at.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Bush’s 2006 reading list shows his literary tastes. The nonfiction ran from biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Carnegie, Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, King Leopold, William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, LBJ and Genghis Khan to Andrew Roberts’s “A History of the English Speaking Peoples Since 1900,” James L. Swanson’s “Manhunt,” and Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Mayflower.” Besides eight Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald, Mr. Bush tackled Michael Crichton’s “Next,” Vince Flynn’s “Executive Power,” Stephen Hunter’s “Point of Impact,” and Albert Camus’s “The Stranger,” among others.

Fifty-eight of the books he read that year were nonfiction. Nearly half of his 2006 reading was history and biography, with another eight volumes on current events (mostly the Mideast) and six on sports.

Each year, the president also read the Bible from cover to cover, along with a daily devotional.

In 2006, Bush read 95 books and in 2007, 51 books.

I wonder how many books the average rabid Bush hater read in the same period.


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