I saw this at Shakespeare's Sister and wanted to comment on it here.
Here's the quote from the article:
Maybe it was the influence of his wife, Laura, a former librarian, or his mother, Barbara, a longtime promoter of literacy. Or perhaps he was just eager to dispel his image as an intellectual lightweight. But President Bush now wants it known that he is a man of letters. In fact, Bush has entered a book-reading competition with Karl Rove, his political adviser. White House aides say the president has read 60 books so far this year (while the brainy Rove, to Bush's competitive delight, has racked up only 50). The commander in chief delved into three volumes in August alone-two on Abraham Lincoln and, more surprising for a man of unambiguous convictions, The Stranger, Albert Camus's existential tale of murder and alienation.
There is no possible way in the world Bush has read 60 books this year. No way.
Not even if they were comic books would I believe this.
I, who am surrounded all day every day by books, have not read 60 books this year. And, other than my job, I don't really have that many responsibilities. Cleaning the apartment and cooking doesn't count.
But isn't old Bushie supposed to be running a country? As well as two wars?
There's no possible way in the world he's read 60 books this year. A flat out lie.