Bush To Obama On Reading: Who’s Your Daddy!

Looks like when it comes to reading books, Bush is the Master, and Obama is the Padawan. Bush=Captain, Obama=deckhand

It appears President Obama has to step up his reading pace if he wants to beat his predecessor in one particular measure: how many books a president can polish off a year.

In an interview with the BBC Tuesday, Obama said he is currently reading Joseph O’Neill’s 270-page novel “Netherland,” a book Obama first said he began back in April.

If Obama is close to finishing the novel, that puts him on less than a 10 book-a-year pace, far less than the close to 100 books President Bush was reportedly able to finish in the same amount of time.

While Obama may have had to put aside “Netherland” last month in favor of pages of court briefs with a Supreme Court vacancy to fill, it nevertheless appears the president has some summer reading to do.

It would indeed! So, I guess this makes Bush the smart one, eh?

(Just for clarity, this is a light-hearted poke at those who always said Bush 43 was stoooooopid. Some people are readers, some aren’t. Some go through books like candy, some take a long time. I probably go through at least 1-2 books a week, mostly fiction. Mix in about 10-20 non-fiction a year. If Obama doesn’t read much, to each his own)

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