Posted by: Tobias | January 26, 2009

If he is the Brain, who is Pinky?

Karl Rove reveals this about George W. Bush:

It all started on New Year’s Eve in 2005. President Bush asked what my New Year’s resolutions were. I told him that as a regular reader who’d gotten out of the habit, my goal was to read a book a week in 2006. Three days later, we were in the Oval Office when he fixed me in his sights and said, “I’m on my second. Where are you?” Mr. Bush had turned my resolution into a contest.

By coincidence, we were both reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals.” The president jumped to a slim early lead and remained ahead until March, when I moved decisively in front. The competition soon spun out of control. We kept track not just of books read, but also the number of pages and later the combined size of each book’s pages — its “Total Lateral Area.”

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Responses

  1. I was under the superficial believe that people who read a lot would be really intelligent; yet another believe taken away.
    However, I never expected Bush to read that much, before I make any futher comments on Bush I perhaps should start reading a book (at least one a year!)


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