It turns out that Tom is an Emmy-nominated writer for Letterman. His specialty is making fun of politicians. His book, of course, is all about making fun of Dubya. Tom explained that normally an "oral history" would involve interviews with others but he had no desire to go out and actually talk to people because he is no good at talking to people. (Agreed.) So, he made the whole thing up.
Interesting concept ... making fun of others by inventing falsehoods and exaggerations about them.
This is something I have written about before and it's one of my pet peeves -- people who make themselves feel better about themselves by making fun of and tearing down others. This is what I call "Ego" -- when you get your own feeling of self worth not by looking at yourself in relation to who our Creator made you to be but instead from putting yourself above others by trying to weaken them.
There's something very wrong in that. Tom may want to invest in some therapy.
Of course, Tom's the one with the Emmy nominations and a new book that will probably sell like gangbusters.
And here I am making fun of him.
Is the doctor in today?