Rove: Bush Is a Bookworm
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 26, 2008 8:30 AM CST
George W. Bush shows pictures from the story book 'The Night before Christmas' to 50 first-graders of Hoffman-Boston Elementary School December 10, 2001 at the White House in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Bitter liberals may believe the president is an illiterate buffoon, but in 2006 the president read a whopping 95 books, and, just for good measure, read the entire Bible front-to-back, Karl Rove assures us in today’s Wall Street Journal. “In the 35 years I've known George W. Bush, he's always had a book nearby,” Rove writes. “Mr. Bush loves books.”

Each year, starting in 2006, Bush and Rove have had a contest to see who can read the most books. Rove won every year—“the president lamely insisted he’d lost because he'd been busy as Leader of the Free World”—but Bush racked up totals of 51 in 2007 and 40 in 2008, and each year once again re-read the Bible cover-to-cover. Plus a daily devotional.

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Kenja
Dec 30, 2008 10:36 PM CST
CK, best cease doing all those drugs, they are messing with your mind if you think for one minute that Bush was an outstanding President
jaguarj
Dec 28, 2008 10:28 PM CST
Do you think they even know what the US Constitution is.... besides a Navy Ship??
Guest
Dec 27, 2008 10:20 PM CST
Given the apparent fact that Rove and Cheney ran the executive branch, what else was the President to do? Rewatch all John Wayne's movies annually?