I recently finished George W Bush's book.
Why do I feel like I need a shower?
I wanted to read this book because I wanted to hear his explainations on a few events that occurred during his time as the big cheese of the United States.
I didn't learn very much.
I was particularly curious about his reaction to 9/11. We've all seen the footage of George sitting in the 2nd grade classroom on that fateful day, when Andy Card slid up next to him and told him "a 2nd plane has hit the 2nd tower, America is under attack."
He looked stunned. That's not surprising to me. We were all stunned.
I did wonder why he continued to sit there until the lesson was over, before turning his thoughts to the fact that some crazed lunatics just flew 2 planes loaded with human beings into the World Trade Center.
I was hoping to hear, and would have given him more props, if he said in his book, something like this, concerning that event. "I was stunned. I couldn't believe it. I was thinking, holy crap, what is happening? I'm the President, I have to get out of here."
He explains his thought process like this in his book. About the devastating news he just heard, he writes.
" I looked at the faces of the children in front of me and thought of the contrast between the brutality of the attackers and the innocence of those children. Millions like them will soon be counting on me to protect them. I was determined to not let them down."
He's a much cooler customer than I am.
I'm not the President and my first thought was
His explanation on why he just sat there for the rest of the lesson while our country was being attacked, he explains,
".....the nation would be in shock, the President can't be. If I had stormed out hastily it would scare those children."
Are you kidding me?
Your the President of the U.S. and we're under attack!
STORM OUT OF THE F#%*ING ROOM.
Don't worry about the reaction of the 2nd graders.
They believe in Santa Clause and the Easter bunny.
Tell them you have to go potty. They'll handle it.
If I wanted to read a fiction, I would have bought a Harry Potter book.