It was recently revealed in a memoir by former Bush administration speech writer, Matt Latimer, that Bush denied giving JK Rowling the Presidential Medal of Freedom because he felt her Harry Potter books promoted witchcraft.
If you didn't think Bush was a tool before, I hope this changes your mind. And no, I'm not making this up. I'll repeat myself--
President George W. Bush denied giving author JK Rowling the Presidential Medal of Freedom because he felt her books promoted witchcraft. It's funny in a depressing and slightly suicidal way.
To be fair, he also denied the late Ted Kennedy the honor during his dictatorship because Kennedy was too liberal, just in case you didn't know were Bush stood in the mix.
BUT, but, of course Charlton Heston was bestowed the honor by none other than Dubya himself. Because he's a hardworking man that represents the values and honors of the United States. President of the NRA. Slightly nuts. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Charlton Heston = Good. JK Rowling = Bad. Guns = Good. Reading = Bad. Get it?