Chapter 3, page 38-39: "There were no major mistakes, no knockout punches [during the debate with then-Governor Ann Richards]. I felt I had won by holding my own with an experienced elected official, someone who had debated many times before."

And thus began the illustrious political career of George W. Bush, who never stopped benefiting from the soft bigotry of low expectations: As long as he didn't spectacularly flame-out, and only looked as snide, ill-prepared, and incompetent as we expected him to be, that was a MAJOR WIN FOR DUBS.

[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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