no way i can top this…

abc news reports… 

Bush puts down his summer reading — including Albert Camus’ “The Stranger,” and two books on Civil War President Abraham Lincoln — in favor of presidential briefing books.

lincoln I can see.  the republicans want to present that as the image of the party, he’s another embattled president fighting a difficult and unpopular war but is ultimately successful and vindicated by history.  so bush can identify.  we’re asked to identify the president with lincoln.

but the Stranger, after all, is about a man who shoots an arab for no reason whatsoever.  and feels no remorse.  please tell me he doesn’t identify with that.

A Fish Called Wanda:

Otto: Apes don’t read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don’t understand it!

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