Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One of Obama's Summer Reading Books Left Over from a Year Ago?

It seems that Obama might be an even slower reader then I am.

The commander in chief's list of beach books for his Martha's Vineyard vacation includes an environmental best seller that he bragged about reading almost a year ago on the campaign trail.

Obama was so taken with Thomas Friedman's "Hot, Flat and Crowded" that he quoted it at a rally last September in Flint, Mich., and one media outlet described it as the book that was currently on the then-candidate's nightstand.

The 448-page book appeared again on Monday on the list of five books that Obama planned to read on his vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

I guess the book is just super boring and hard to plow through for Obama even though it is only 448 pages. I guess that is why he sticks to crime novels and presidential biographies. I usually take about a month to read a book since I don't really sit down and read for long stretches. But I have taken more then a year to read certain really boring novels in the past.

Perhaps, Obama views Hot, Flat, and Crowded as just another boring slog that he has to go through to prove his environmental bona fides. Maybe if he skipped it some leftist would jump all over him and say "you mean you haven't read Friedman's new book? What sort of environmental President are you? You are worse then Bush!" Or something along those lines.

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