Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Quote of the week

This week's London Review of Books analyses George Bush Jr's memoir, Decision Points. Predictably, it's not thought to be much good, but the reviewer finds the elisions and inclusions fascinating. I may have to buy the autobiography solely for this:

Not cited is Mother's indelicate comment on the Iraq War: 'Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?' But the single newsworthy item in this entire book is the get-this-boy-to-therapy scene where Mother has a miscarriage at home, asks teenaged Junior to drive her to the hospital, and shows him the foetus of his sibling, which for some reason she has put in a jar. 

Poor George.

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