Memoirs & Other Interpretations of Memories
Oh Boy! Another great re-write of American History. Following the fabulous success that former President Bush had with his "memories," former Attorney General Albereto Gonzales will be setting down his revisionist view of his tenure
hanging around the White House, but alas, not in time for Christmas giving.
Mr Gonzales even had something to say about his bosses "memories." He finds
Mr. Bush's book insightful, but not necessarily in concert with his own memories.
So what we have on the news stand are competing memories of an administration that, I for one, would like to forget--not enshrine. But I give away my progressive persuasions, I should at least have the kindness of heart to wait for the read before ringing on the onslaught of discomfort that I have at the simple thought of reading a book by either of these men, who for my public opinion are not worth their weight in rice.
Rice, did I say Rice--is that another set of memories coming down the pike. Perhaps we can comfort ourselves with a read of an entirely different sort. Yes, how about Sarah Palin's view of the world according to Garp?
This is how Mr. Gonzales characterizes himself in his memoirs: "I would just simply urge your readers [to note] that he and I could observe the same thing and come away with completely different conclusions or memories of what we observed," said Gonzales. "So the fact that I might observe something or remember something differently than what he writes about in the book is just, I think, the human condition of people remembering something or observing something differently."
That sure is a kind way to get oneself off the hook. Gee, officer, I know you say you caught me speeding, but really--could that not be a simple act of consciousness on your part, because I have an entire different read on how fast i was going. Let's just both go tell the judge that we can forget this whole illegal thing. After all it is only a matter of perception, isn't it.Continued on the next page