Confederacy of Dunces

A C-SPAN tidbit: George W. Bush currently is reading John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces.”

I read Toole’s novel this summer and imagine Bush is getting a real eye-opener about pre-Katrina New Orleans.

May I suggest a real-life “Confederacy of Dunces:”

“What percent of Republicans in the key caucus and primary states like President Bush? I think Democrats listening right now to Hardball will be shocked – 55 percent of Republicans in New Hampshire think Bush is doing a swell job. That’s 55 percent, New Hampshire. 72 percent of Republicans, more of them, in South Carolina think, well, they give him a thumbs up. And - are you ready? – 80 percent, four out of five Republicans in Iowa, are still solidly on the Bush bandwagon – 80, that’s the percent of Iowa Republicans who think the man in the White House is still peachy keen.”
- Chris Matthews, “Hardball,” MSNBC, 4 December 2007, transcribed from videotape.

See my related post on “I See My Dreams:” LINK


Frodo said...

For perhaps the first time ever, Frodo is absolutely speechless. He speculates that Bush is reading the book because he thought it had something to do with his family.

B.J. said...

Or, the neocons.