Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bush read 100 books per year, Obama is on pace for 10

People maligned President Bush for his intellect and have built up President Obama as an intellectual giant. One important measurement of this attribute is how many books a person reads. President Bush reportedly read up to 100 books per year. President Obama has been on the same book since April. Perhaps he learns everything he needs to know by watching Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. From CNN Politics:
(CNN) — 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.

1 comment: said...

Read books? Nah. He's too hip for that. He prefers dinner in NYC and a Broadway show afterward.