Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush

Shrub Shrub by Molly Ivins
My review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Molly Ivins, the famous Texan journalist, passed away earlier this year, and I promised I would finally get around to reading one of her books. This one is focused on George W. “Shrub” Bush, during the 2000 campaign. It really does shed a good deal of light on how he managed to bumble his way into the Presidency with every step of his life. Seriously, the only thing you can say about the guy is that he knows how to use his name to make money. Everything from his failed oil ventures, to his ownership of the Texas Rangers, to his short and unproductive reign as governor of Texas is addressed. And while Ivins’ bias is obvious and she probably overlooks some of Ann Richards’ shortcomings as well, she lays out a clear indictment of Bush and pretty much everything he’s done.
Next up is City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, soon to be a major motion picture starring Bill Murray.