Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Literary President?

Over at, Laura Miller notes “If Obama is elected, he'll be one of the most literary presidents in recent memory.” Miller touches on the “two monkish years [Obama] spent finishing up his degree at Columbia University in New York” followed by his life in Chicago “like a retiring writer—spending many hours holed up in a spartan apartment with volumes of ‘philosophy and literature.’” Showing good taste, Obama names Philip Roth as an influence in his life.


mike mitchell said...

The mind reels....a president who can read....and does.

Anonymous said...

What a novel concept! I wonder how things would have turned out if Mr. Bush had ever tried it out...just another reason I'm ready to Barack the vote.