Late last night, I was in the bedroom reading when I heard the voice of Bill Maher coming from the TV in the living room. I put my book down for a moment and listened. My reward was to hear Bill poke fun at Dubya for keeping track of the number of books he read in a year.
Come on, Bill. There’s nothing wrong with being proud of reading. If anything, people in this country should be ashamed of how little they read. Don’t you remember the news story about how one in four Americans didn’t read a single book last year? Not a single book. No histories, biographies, travel guides, or novels. Not even the Bible.
If Dubya reads books, then whatever his failings as president, I’m proud of him as a person.
Now, Bill, go mock him as he deserves, for there are few as deserving as he.