Right after Christmas, Karl Rove had an article in the Wall Street Journal about a book reading competition he had in 2006 with the now-soon-to-be-former President Bush. Though Rove won the challenge, Bush, he claims, read 95 books in one year. Seriously? I mean, I know I'm a slow reader, but 95! Doesn't he have, you know, more important things to do?
And it does not appear that the books were all Good Night Moon and Dr. Suess. While many were non-fiction - mostly biographies and history - the surprise was Albert Camus. Yeah - Camus. Can you imagine Bush sitting there, opening that book and reading, "Mother died today"? WTF?
At least his numbers in 2007 and 2008 declined - 51 and 40 respectively. Now, that's a little more reasonable. But Camus? I'm so confused.