Friday, August 11, 2006
The Existentialist 'Cowboy'
Our phony cowboy president, who is afraid of horses, is noted today on the AP wire as spending part of his vacation at the Crawford dude ranch reading the existentialist French novel "The Stranger" by Albert Camus. Wow! I think this choice says a lot about Bush himself. Methinks our misanthropic president secretly identifies with the shallow, amoral Meursault - killing Arabs and all. Creepy!
Ironically, I just saw "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," and in one racing scene, Ricky's nemesis, the loathesome Frenchman Jean Girard, is reading the French language version of "The Stranger." How odd!
(p.s. apologies to Len over at The Existentialist Cowboy blog)