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Lileks on Teresa vs. Laura
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I honestly couldn't care much about Teresa Heinz Kerry's remarks about Laura Bush never having "a real job", but I thought this bit from James Lileks, criticizing a Washington Post editorial on the whole affair, was pretty funny:

WaPo: Laura Bush will always be, in the public imagination, The Librarian. Even for Democrats, who like to fantasize that behind her smile lurks a curious, even progressive ally, their spy in the White House, reading with her Itty Bitty book light in bed late into the night.

Uh – wha? Do they actually fantasize that she stays up late reading subversive literature?

“What’re you reading, Laur.”

“Oh, the Vagina Monologues.”

“Don’t bother. We’re gonna win Vagina and West Vagina this year ZZZZZZ.”

Perhaps they think that the very act of reading is somehow a blow for progressive ideals in this White House. I know the cliché: the only book Bush has read is “The ‘Left Behind’ Series for Dummies,” and he likes to act out the exciting parts by holding a towel around his neck like a cape and pretending he’s Super Jesus. Uh-huh.


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