Thursday, September 25, 2003

Incurious George II

Tuesday I mentioned Dubya's disinclination to read the news. Today, the NYT editorializes on the same issue:

But it is worrisome when one of the most incurious men ever to occupy the White House takes pains to insist that he gets his information on what the world is saying only in predigested bits from his appointees.

Mr. Bush thinks of himself as a man of the people, but carefully staged contacts with groups of supporters or small children does not constitute getting in touch with the people. It is in Mr. Bush's interest, as well as the nation's, for him to burst the bubble he has been inhabiting, and take a hard look at the real world.

I wouldn't bet on it. I suspect that whoever wrote this isn't betting on it either.


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