«Beltway reporters are a-twitter about the biennial doorstopper from The Washington Post's Bob Woodward, this time a huge book sourced up the wazoo portraying the President as a simpleton Christian avenger whose obsession with Iraq is a dark pathology as ingrained as paedophilia.
For some reason, this is being portrayed as some kind of dramatic revelation rather than media conventional wisdom for the past three years - or, come to that, the President's openly stated position: judging from the Campaign 2000 press coverage, he more or less campaigned as a religious halfwit bent on toppling Saddam. Does anyone actually read Woodward's books? I know I've never finished one. But every cable news channel is pretending to be riveted by the change to some alleged "Gotcha!" moment on page 743.»
--"Stop whimpering, we're in a battle" by by Mark Steyn
I'm waiting for the Lifetime movie version of the book. On tape. At the public liberry. So I can get CLOSURE. HUGZ!!!!
In the meantime, I make do with snippets here and there, like... uh... here:
«For all that, two key insights about the administration emerge. The first is that self-deception reigns within Mr Bush's inner circle. Once, when asked how he gets his information, the president replied: "The best way to get the news is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff."»
But isn't self-deception the best kind of deception? It's much more noir than the other kinds.