“It’s Hard Work”

Ronald Reagan on W (1986): “A moment I’ve been dreading. George brought his ne’re-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I’ll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they’ll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.”

Incidentally, this is a fake.

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3 Comments

  1. True artistry in fiction is to lie in order to tell the truth, especially about The Human Condition… or one individual human condition.
    😉

  2. But it does provide the premise for a good (more entertaining than Turtledove, anyway) alternate-worlds novel – one in which Dubya has taken over the Washington Monthly from Charlie Peters, and in which Sean Hannity is President. Sorta like Idiocracy in the present day.

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