Speaking with David Axelrod, President Obama confessed that after he leaves office, he’s going to write more books.
Of course, that’s assuming that he actually wrote all of the books credited to him.
Axelrod prompted Obama by encouraging, “People are kind of looking to you now to be kind of the point of the spear in the resistance to this new administration and — and partly because of the absence of anybody else, but…”
Obama responded, “Well, I think — look, my — my intentions on January 21st is to sleep, take my wife on a nice vacation, and she has said it better be nice. Because she’s — she’s earned it.”
Axelrod replied, “She deserves it.”
Obama then stated, “She deserves it. I’m gonna start thinking about the first book I — I want to write.”
First book? Are we to expect a series of tomes from Obama now? It’s not as though the man is a protean writer like Winston Churchill, who not only saved the West in World War II, but actually won a well-deserved Nobel Prize for literature in 1953 after being nominated four times previously, in 1946, 1948, 1949, and 1950. Churchill’s Nobel Prize was given “for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.”
Churchill had already written the six volumes of The World Crisis, revolving around World War I, before his first nomination; by the time he won the prize in 1953, he had finished the six-volume classic history of World War II, The Second World War, comprised of The Gathering Storm (1948), Their Finest Hour (1949), The Grand Alliance (1950), The Hinge of Fate (1950), Closing the Ring (1951), andTriumph and Tragedy (1953). Between 1956-58, he wrote his famous massive A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
The thought of more obfuscations and posturing from Obama is nauseating.
No doubt, Obama devotees will smack their lips at the prospect of more words from the loquacious president, (including the New York Times, which will undoubtedly say anything Obama writes is a masterpiece) but for those of us who prefer the mastery of the English language and rhetoric of the highest skill displayed by a statesman like Churchill, the thought of more obfuscations and posturing from Obama is nauseating.