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.

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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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