Chapter 2, page 14: "I knew Robin had been sick, but death was hard for me to imagine. Minutes before, I had had a little sister, and now, suddenly, I did not. Forty-six years later, those minutes remain the starkest memory of my childhood, a sharp pain in the midst of an otherwise happy blur. I was seven. Robin was almost four when she died of leukemia."

That is very sad.

One might imagine such a formative event would have given him a unique appreciation for the fragility and preciousness of life. But evidently not.

I wish there were another quote I could have chosen, but the whole page is about his sister dying. I didn't pick it to make a political point, but there you go. Blame the fates we landed on this page on the same day as news about his cooking the case for a devastating war landed in the papers again.

[From George Bush's A Charge to Keep, gifted to me by Deeky, because he hates me. In the US, all people who plan to run for president write a shitty book. (Some are less shitty than others, by which I mean the Democrats' books.) A Charge to Keep was George W. Bush's shitty I-wanna-be-president book, published in 1999. I am blogging one random quote per page every day until I have either made my way through the book or lost it behind a couch.]

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