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Thread #76024   Message #1343460
Posted By: Don Firth
30-Nov-04 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush..........the truth is out
Subject: RE: BS: Bush..........the truth is out
Doug, Doug, Doug. Who hasn't heard of H. L. Mencken?

Oh, yeah! George W. Bush!

And then there's Alexis de Tocqueville. He had a number of interesting things to say about how American democracy is liable to work out. Well worth reading, especially if one is truly interested in democracy. And there's a whole bunch of other people Bush probably hasn't heard of either. But then, Mencken and de Tocqueville write books, and Bush doesn't even read his Presidential Daily Briefings.

Speaking of Presidential Daily Briefings (PDAs)—ESTABLISHED FACT—Bush does not read them. He has others read them and tell him what they think is important (which gives those others quite a bit of power, doesn't it?). Clinton got to the Oval Office early in the morning, and by the time the official day started, he had read them thoroughly, there were marginal notes all over them, and he had decided what was important. Clinton, an idiot? I don't think so. He was a Rhodes Scholar, after all. Bush was—ESTABLISHED FACT—a C student.

And Gore an idiot? Gore writes books. The only book Bush reads is the Bible, and even then, only The Book of Revelation.

C'mon, Doug. What planet have you been inhabiting lately?

Don Firth