Chapter 5, page 58: "I was working full-time for an inner-city poverty program known as Project PULL. My friend John White, whom I had met during my dad's 1970 Senate campaign, asked me to come help him run the program. John was a former tight end for the Houston Oilers who had convinced off-season professional athletes to help him mentor inner-city kids who needed attention and role models. I had just returned from the Red Blount for U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama, and I was intrigued by John's offer. I had worked in politics and in business. Now I had a chance to help people."

"Politics and business" and "helping people" as mutually exclusive endeavors. I expect I have never seen a more succinct summation of conservative ideology than that.

[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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