Wednesday :: Aug 16, 2006

Open Thread - The Secret Intellectual Edition

by Mary

According to Dan Froomkin:

"White House spokesman Tony Snow said Friday that Bush, here on his Texas ranch enjoying a 10-day vacation from Washington, had made quick work of the Algerian-born writer's 1946 novel -- in English."

The latest hagiography about how Bush enjoyed reading Albert Camus' The Stranger reminded me of a chapter in one of the funniest books I've ever read, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4. In Adrian's diary, he is convinced that what makes him special is that he is an intellectual. So one Saturday he goes to the library to check out some books, including Tolstoy's War and Peace. The next day's diary entry was: "Finished War and Peace. It was quite good."

So perhaps we ask Bush to give a review of his intellectual read? (h/t to Laura Rozen)

It's your turn now.

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