Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I REALLY thought they'd wait for this...

...at least for a little while.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you:

"Obama's Little Blue Book"

(From the Product Description)

POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words, a primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the next great chapter in the American story.

His superb and captivating oratory has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency.

Learn earnestly and diligently. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.

Now - before you start thinking "This is Amazon making a joke"
(understandable, given the 'customer images' that have been added)
... let's look around:

Here is the website of The History Company - being the company that holds the copyright.
(they only sell in packs of 10 - referring you to Amazon for single copies...)

Here's the search by ISBN:

And if THAT'S not frightening enough, apparently you can also find it at CampusBookRentals.com
(this will be an important resource when university funding depends on how many sections of 'Dear Leader' are being taught per semester)

BTW - that "unofficial requirement" bit is actually in the book, too

....which just shows how ahead-of-the-curve this publisher is (as in 'unofficial' - so far).

Personally, I think that being able to refer back to this in the future will be an important teaching tool.

I think everyone should get one of these and keep it on the shelf next to "Fall of the Roman Empire", Mao's "Little Red Book" and "Mein Kampf"

.... after all, we repeat history because we forget it.

Like the man says: "Learn earnestly and diligently"

- MuscleDaddy

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