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Friday, June 04, 2010

The Good President (Continued)

Karl Rove responds to Sir Paul McCartney's despicable slur against former President Bush:

In the 35 years I've known George W. Bush, he's always had a book nearby. He plays up being a good ol' boy from Midland, Texas, but he was a history major at Yale and graduated from Harvard Business School. You don't make it through either unless you are a reader.

There is a myth perpetuated by Bush critics that he would rather burn a book than read one. Like so many caricatures of the past eight years, this one is not only wrong, but also the opposite of the truth and evidence that bitterness can devour a small-minded critic. Mr. Bush loves books, learns from them, and is intellectually engaged by them.

Read the whole thing here.

Oh and by the way, Sirpaul, Bush is married to a librarian.