Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Post Titled:George brought his n'er-do-well son around..."

Beneath is an actual quote that Reagan wrote about George "W" in his diaries, recently edited by author Doug Brinkley and published by Harper Collins, titled Reagan Diaries.

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his n'er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work."
From the REAGAN DIARIES------entry dated May 17, 1986 –

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Blogger Mithridates said...

You can't believe what kind of unbelievable coincidence this is. I was just going to post about some PBS thing I saw last night about GHWB. In a lot of the clips I noticed that always lurking in the background was GWB, usually looking unshowered or in some kind of jogging suit. I thought Look at how young he is. But then I did the math: this guy's like 30 here or 35. What the hell is he doing with his life? But this excerpt is absolutely priceless. Why am I always excited to find re-confirmed what I already know? I guess I like to be reminded that my impression of this maniac is accurate.

4:43 pm  
Blogger paul said...

um, akk?!? american standards slipping? poison in the media? it's like if wooderson from dazed and confused was in charge of the 'free world'. i feel i have attempted to engage in many conversations with americans of late, but either have no zeal towards continuing, or no one's talking... unless you try to order frozen yogurt. then you get a liturgy. honestly. we were in pasadena and had the most helpful attendant/drew barrymore's sister ever.. i guess this strays from the point. i guess what i'm trying to say is that bush is endemic of the american zeitgeist. what to do now? we've conquered many. we've got lots of resources. we don't want to do anything crazy like, we just want to bomb you. i feel like our nation is one of 'if that's all there is my friend/then let's keep dancing'. but in this case, it's krumping. and it's dirrrty. intentionally so. with songs with choruses like 'let me get that pussy wet' and 'wait till you see my dick' (apologies to last summer or the summer before, whenever those came out...). it's a shame that girls going wild includes getting naked and not, say, getting naked in a government office or a mall. ok. i'm babbling. we miss you! may day looks cray zay.

6:15 pm  
Blogger Mithridates said...

The other bizarre thing was what the documentary said about GHWB when he was appointed to the UN. Some smiley orange-faced biographer of G says:

"He didn't know anything about foreign policy, nothing at all. But he knew people. I mean, he was the BEST, I mean the BEST, thank you card writer in the world. You'd invite George to a dinner and the next day, the VERY next day, you'd have a thank you card waiting for you at your office."

THANK YOU CARDS??? This is what the man does BEST???

My mother always chastises me for never sending thank you cards. I guess I should have listened because then I could have grown up to be the guy who bombed Iraq.

8:33 pm  

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