Your Reading Assignment for Today: Texas Monthly on George W. Bush’s “Lost Year”

I don’t want to hear any bellyaching. Yes, the story is 10,331 words long. Yes, it will take you more than two minutes to read. Try to concentrate. This is important.

In the May issue of Texas Monthly, you’ll find a story titled “Truth or Consequences” about Dan Rather’s infamous report on George W. Bush’s Air National Guard. As the magazine says: “Joe Hagan [the writer] finally gets to the bottom of the greatest untold story in modern Texas politics, with exclusive, never-before-seen details that shed fresh light on who was right, who was wrong, and what really happened.” The story, which runs right through Dallas, delivers. My favorite moment: an explanation as to why Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court. There is no way that seeing this in print can make Miers happy.

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