Chapter 6, page 67: Yay we have reached an exciting new chapter! It is called "Reading: The New Civil Right," so you KNOW it's going to be great.

"I had campaigned [for Texas Governor] on a platform of fundamental reform in four major areas: welfare, juvenile justice, tort laws, and education. All four are important, but education is closest to my heart. As I said in speech after speech, education is for a state what national defense is for the federal government, the first priority and most urgent challenge. If a state doesn't educate children, if the federal government doesn't defend America from foreign threat, whatever important issue comes next seems a very distant second."

Spoken like someone whose childhood never knew a hungry day, sustained abuse, or the potential deportation of one's parents. Just to name a few of the things facing Texas children who don't share his privileges.

[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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