I just finished reading (actually, it was a little while ago, but I'm just now getting to writing about it) Mark Crispin Miller
's 'The Bush Dyslexicon
: Observations on a National Disorder
.' I found it really entertaining. The thesis, briefly: the emperor's an idiot. It's a very funny book, and one tailor-made for angry, mean elitists such as myself.
Miller marshalls staggeringly airtight arguments that Bush is borderline if not completely dyslexic, and that complacent big media largely gives him a pass on it. This is not what I'd call breaking news. And let's be clear--this one's for the choir. Arianna Huffington's blurb to the contrary, books like this serve as ammunition for the reactionaries who are sick of liberals treating them like they're stupid instead of just ignorant and wrong.
Give the man a little credit--Bush is stupid like a fox
, and what I'd really like to read is a book about that.
Also, here's a great NYT graphic
showing the frequency of particular words in convention speeches. This would make a great companion to those short films that cut up Bush speeches.