Chapter 3, page 45: "In April, I sent a memo about the painting to my 'hardworking staff members.'"

I do not know why 'hardworking staff members' is in quotes. Is it a direct quote, i.e. the memo was literally addressed Dear Hardworking Staff Members? Is it sarcasm? The sort of obnoxious humor of a boss who lives for work quipping, "Half day today?" at you, if you have the unmitigated temerity to leave on time, instead of your usual two hours past when you get paid to be there?

I have no idea. This book is the worst.

[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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