Well, he did free the rich from having to pay taxes…
Lloyd Grove, of all people, takes a slap at The Great Oil Emancipator:
He didn’t free the slaves.
He didn’t rid the world of Hitler.
He didn’t even – like his father – preside over the destruction of the Berlin Wall.
Yet George W. Bush tells New Yorker writer Ken Auletta: “No President has ever done more for human rights than I have.”
With stunners like that, no wonder he spends so little time with journalists.
Grove also has this gem:
What are the odds?: Virtues Czar Bill Bennett, who ran into a spot of bother last year over his multimillion-dollar gambling habit, slammed Pete Rose’s gambling during a speaking trip to New Hampshire last week.
“I think it’s an open question whether any adult should gamble,” Bennett told me. “It’s an absolutely closed question whether a baseball player should gamble on baseball.”
Bennett, the former drug czar who remains a staunch opponent of legalizing recreational substances, was the victim of a practical joke during a speech to college students in Manchester.
Members of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy passed out plastic cups and invited people to send Bennett urine samples. And one, Brian Gralnik, got Bennett to autograph the inside cover of a book titled “Winning Casino Blackjack for the Non-Counter.”
Ex-gambler Bennett – whose preferred Las Vegas pastimes were video poker and the slot machines – said he signed several books on the way out of the auditorium and didn’t look at the titles.
(Thanks to Anna for the link)