Obama Goes Book Shopping, Buys “Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia”

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Considering the big news today, maybe he’s just trying to stay up to speed on current events.

The president took his daughters, Malia and Sasha, along on a shopping run to a bookstore a few blocks from the White House.

He says he made the visit because it’s “small business Saturday” and he wanted to support a small business.

The retail industry is encouraging shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a counterpoint to Black Friday and the sales and special deals offered by department stores and other large retailers.

The Obamas walked out with a selection of books including “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” and “Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.” 

Come to think of it, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” seems more appropriate for him.

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4 Responses to “Obama Goes Book Shopping, Buys “Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia””

  1. LibertyAtStake on 26/26/11 at 5:50 pm

    BHO picked up “Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia” for research that will feed into the foreign policy section of his Presidential memoirs – working title is “Mission Accomplished: The Decline and Fall of the USA.”

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  2. john galt on 27/27/11 at 8:46 am

    He needs to read Atlas Shrugged. He is in it – Mr. Thompson is his character name.

  3. MassJim on 27/27/11 at 9:02 am

    What? POTUS has to buy a book to find out what is going on in the area? I guess he doesn’t trust the advisors that he has hired. Amazing. This goes further to the idea that he doesn’t like dealing directly with people. He should pick up the phone and ask people.

  4. the permanent newbie on 27/27/11 at 11:03 am

    “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” is the most moving and lovely and visually beautiful book of its kind in years. At last Obama has finally done ONE THING I can get behind!