Cartoon unfairly maligns book-loving former president


IT WAS surprising to see Mike Luckovich’s cartoon about the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library. Its implication regarding Bush’s reading habits is far off base. According to a 2008 Wall Street Journal article by Karl Rove, the president read 95 books in 2006 and 51 in 2007; the authors ranged from Nathaniel Philbrick to Albert Camus, and included biographies of figures from Andrew Carnegie to Lyndon Johnson .

John Foster


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