I assume it's because he's such a huge fan of The Cure

George Bush reads The Stranger

His aides will not tell us what he made of the story of a remorseless killer of Arabs. White House spokesman Tony Snow said Bush "found it an interesting book and a quick read" and talked about it with aides. "I don't want to go too deep into it, but we discussed the origins of existentialism," said Snow. [...] This may be the first time that national security demands an official version of literary criticism. We want a book report!

14 Responses:

  1. mackys says:

    And here I thought you meant Dubya was a fan of Savage Love...

  2. alisgray says:


    In the seventh grade I read that for a book report because it was about the right length and I liked the cover, the ones with the Egyptian headdresses. I do not know what it was doing in the ill-equipped religious middleschool library, but I'm glad it was. Sadly, I got a C on my report (which shocked me) because I couldn't summarize the plot and message in a page and a half. In fact, I think the teacher thought I'd made it up. He'd never heard of Albert Camus, which he pronounced in a way that still amuses me.

    Remember when the singles collection Standing on a Beach came out with warning labels about misinterpretation?

  3. xenogram says:

    Whatever he reads, it amounts to the same.

  4. mysterc says:

    I didn't know that book had pretty pictures to hold Dubya's attention when the big words got to be to hard. I bet his aides glued pictures from "one fish two fish" inside

  5. lars_larsen says:

    And all this time I thought our foreign policy was dictated by "my pet goat".

  6. sherbooke says:

    I don't think it's a coincidence that the US is currently sucking up to France's delusions to try and get them to head the UN "peace-keeping" force in Southern Lebanon. Not many nations are willing to put their troops forward as targets for the Israelis, so every little helps.