The Quill & Quire explores the Bush administration’s recent (and rather funny) tendency to compare themselves to literary characters:
Now, Roveâ€™s ex-boss, one George W. Bush, is doing it â€“ in a speech defending Americaâ€™s continued presence in Iraq, Bush cited â€“ wait for it â€“ Graham Greeneâ€™s The Quiet American.
It would be even funnier if anyone believed Bush had actually read Graham Greene. It gets better though:
Again, Bush was citing a book about the dangers of American overseas naÃ¯vetÃ© to support his argument in favour of staying in Iraq. The best part is, as can be seen here, Bushâ€™s critics have often cited the character of Alden Pyle to criticize the presidentâ€™s foreign policy.
I’m guessing that’s the last time Bush lets his speechwriters reference any book not containing testaments.
IndieTits raises a very good, if spectacularly crude, question about the New Pornographers.
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