Washington DC (Storch Report) — President Obama went shopping for books with daughters Sasha and Malia yesterday and apparently didn’t buy my book, but he didn’t buy NBC Meet The Press’ host Chuck Todd’s book either.
You see the president goes shopping for books this time of year with his daughters and they were in the book store called Politics and Prose in DC and he passed by Todd’s new book ‘The Stranger.’
“Oh, Chuck Todd!” Obama exclaimed. “Let’s see what Chuck has to say here!”
“How is he writing a book already?” asked his 16-year-old daughter, Malia. “Sad.”
“He’s just sad,” the president joked in response.
The off-the-cuff comment, as the news stories reported it, was no surprise, considering what Todd thinks of the president. The book describes Obama as a flip-flopping policymaker whose detached temperament has prevented him from implementing his ideas.
One reviewer called the book a “stinging indictment” of Obama’s time in the White House and slams the president as unable to fulfill his potential or work with those across the aisle, according to the news reports.
It was at this point I lamented while reading the stories, “If only Obama and his daughters saw my book. The headline ‘If a Passive-Progressive leads from behind, He is a Double Oxymoron,’ a collection of satire and the illustration of two Obamas’ on the book cover saying ‘On the one hand, then again on the other . . .’ surely would have caught their eye.” The book satirically describes how and why a leaderless and rudderless nation is floundering.
It was at this point that I felt a little bit like the late Rodney Dangerfield.
I wouldn’t have cared what any of them said, “Just say something.”
“I would have accepted any words of unkindness and taken it as a complement,” I thought.
I then envisioned my book sitting on the cocktail table in the Oval Office amidst people of importance discussing how they can bring in five million illegals made up of drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers and gun offenders into the United States to improve the president’s legacy.
I thought about one of the excerpts from my book written on June 27, 2010 and entitled “It’s All Bush’s Fault,” about some embarrassing photos taken of Obama:
Barack: ” Michelle, look what I inherited now, Look at these damn embarrassing photos!”
Barack: “Honey, it’s not funny.”
Michelle: “Oh Barack, stop taking yourself so seriously.”
Barack: “Seriously? This place is infested with bees, flies and rats.”
Michelle: “Well honey, you knew about the latter . . . you brought them with you.”
Barack: “You know, I’m not in the mood for a play on words.”
Michelle: “Well, I just think you have to lighten-up a bit.”
Barack: “Look at this one . . . with a fly on my lip. It’s enough to make one stutter while reading the teleprompter. And this one in the Rose Garden with a rat running in front of my podium. This is the White House, not some ACORN office in Chicago. Soon, I won’t be able to hold a press conference in the Rose Garden for all the damn bees.”
Michelle: “Barack, you certainly aren’t going to blame George W. Bush for this one?”
Barack: “Why not, if he can take the blame for the breakup of Al and Tipper Gore, he can take the blame for the infestation of all of these varmints. He probably brought them up here from Texas.”
President Obama bought 17 books, Todd’s book didn’t make the cut nor did mine.
A missed opportunity for me, perhaps a bonanza for Chuck.