What the Bushies need is a major rewrite

Bart, Peter
June 2006
Daily Variety;6/5/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 45, p2
Trade Publication
The author recommends that U.S. President George W. Bush should examine the experience of former president Franklin D. Roosevelt in rewriting a movie screenplay. According to the author, Roosevelt's experience is related in the book "The Defining Moment," by Jonathan Alter. The book tells how Roosevelt rewrote the script for the movie "Gabriel Over the White House," which deals with a president who decided to dissolve Congress and take control of the government policy.


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