December 20, 2010

THE PIMPING OF THE PRESIDENT:

Of Me I Sing (The Prowler, 12.20.10, American Spectator)

"You have Valerie [Jarrett] berating just about anyone who she even perceives has said something negative about the President," says one White House media aide. "She's constantly on her cell phone taking down some CEO or Senator or Congressional chief of staff for some slight, whether it actually was or not."

Then there are the manipulative advisers who create media events like the one at Arlington, Virginia's Long Branch Elementary School last week. Before heading over to the school, Obama was prepared to read Clement Moore's, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and leave it at that. But according to the White House source, a senior adviser and the White House advance staff informed him that the class had also requested that he read from his own book, Of Thee I Sing, which was recently published in the hopes of major holiday sales.

"It was purely to make him feel better and to generate publicity for the book," says the media aide.


The point of the presidency is not to sell your books.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 20, 2010 6:29 AM
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