Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama: 'Periodical President'

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Today's Washington Post features a puff piece about the various individuals and information sources on which President Barack Obama relies in formulating policy. No surprises concerning trusted individuals in the president's sphere, including First Lady Michelle Obama and advisors Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod. Axelrod reveals that President Obama reads magazines "like crazy," including Sports Illustrated, The Economist, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker.

Not much of susbstance here, but "TUOL" was taken by the contrast of the current chief executive's reading habits, compared to those of his predecessor, President George W. Bush, who stopped reading his favorite magazine, Highlights, because he became frustrated when he couldn't find the hidden spoon or bunch of bananas in the drawing.
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1 comment:

  1. Pres. Obama can save a lot of time by reading one magazine about the sport of economists rolling stones over New Yorkers.