Chapter 4, page 54: "I continued flying with my unit for the next several years. We developed a great sense of camaraderie and teamwork. My fellow pilots were interesting people, a mix of airline pilots, businessmen, and entrepreneurs. We were different, but we worked well together."

This book was, of course, Bush's opening salvo in his bid for the presidency, so naturally one of the running themes is how well he gets along with lots of different types of people, since one of the Republicans' favorite memes is how they're a Big Tent that welcomes diversity. (Ha ha sure.) But even accounting for that, I am shocked at how frequently Bush (and his ghostwriter) go on about making friends and being liked and getting along with people. It doesn't make Bush come across as affable: It makes him come across as deeply insecure and immature.

I still can't believe this guy was our president.

[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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