Wednesday, September 20, 2006


The internet's mistress of snark, foot fabulist Watertiger, sent me this link and got me thinking about certain things.

"Presidential Doodles," just released by Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, collects the random sketches and drawings of Hoover and most of his fellow commanders in chief, from Hoover's elaborate shapes and swirls to the isolated squiggles of Abraham Lincoln. The book expands upon an issue of Cabinet Magazine, a quarterly of "Arts & Culture" that featured the jottings of eight presidents.

"Just as our dreams and little Freudian slips can mean something about us, doodles can be indicative of the person and issues and things that he is dealing with," says Cabinet editor-in-chief Sina Najafi.

I don't want to elaborate too much on this, because it just so happens I was also sent, by an inside source, Bush's most recent doodle yesterday at the UN (now that he knows the bathroom rules):

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