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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 04:44 PM

There's a new book out called "What Jefferson Read, What Eisenhower Watched, And What Obama Tweeted"

It's supposedly a pop-cultural retrospective of the Presidency.

Stay away from it. It's a right-wing hatchet job on President Obama.

I should have read the Acknowledgements section first. The author thanks Jonah Goldberg and Scooter Libbie, among other right-wingers.

It starts out as a semi-serious look at the Presidents and how they related to or influenced the popular culture of their day through reading, theater, TV, music, etc. All well and good. Kind of fun.

Then he really lashes into President Obama for being a faux intellectual who doesn't really read all of the books he claims to.

The real giveaway is a dewy-eyed lament that pop culture, personified by evil, left, liberal-elite Hollywood, never truly appreciated George W. Bush, ran him down, made fun of him, and disrespected his intellectual accomplishments (what these are, the author fails to specify, except to say that Bush claimed to have read constantly, and he should be believed, even as the author encourages the reader to disbelieve Obama's claimed reading habits.)

What a waste of time that book was. Don't waste yours...

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Reply There's a new book out called "What Jefferson Read, What Eisenhower Watched, And What Obama Tweeted" (Original post)
Aristus Feb 2014 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #1
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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:01 PM

1. Heh! Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:51 AM

2. Thanks for the heads up, Aristus!

Just from the title, it's the kind of book I might buy!

I wonder what ever happened to Jonah's mom, Lucianne and her BFF, Linda Tripp!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:53 AM

3. Too bad, because that's actually an interesting premise. nt

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:04 AM

4. well darn

Hey,
That sucks, like others, by that title it sounds interesting.

Peace

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