Friday, August 11, 2006

Of course, it was the Cliff Notes version.

CRAWFORD, United States (AFP) - US President George W. Bush quoted French existential writer Albert Camus to European leaders a year and a half ago, and now he's read one of his most famous works: "The Stranger."

White House spokesman Tony Snow said Friday that Bush, here on his Texas ranch enjoying a 10-day vacation from Washington, had made quick work of the Algerian-born writer's 1946 novel -- in English.

"Quick work"? The book's only about 150 pages long, for god's sake! That's why it's taught in high school English classes. Freshman high school English classes.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: You cannot make this shit up.