Nov 10, 2008

The ins and outs


Becky said...

That is awesome.

Anonymous said...

This reminded me of an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle a while ago.

"If we are what we read, then the books the presidential candidates claim to hold dear present clues to their character. Or do they?

Among John McCain's favorite books, culled from news reports, are 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' by Ernest Hemingway, 'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque and Edward Gibbon's 'History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.'

According to Barack Obama's Facebook profile, his favorite books include 'Song of Solomon' by Toni Morrison, 'Moby-Dick' by Herman Melville and Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'Self-Reliance.'


Daniel Handler, author, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket:

All of us polish those lists for public view, and you can't get more public than running for president. But these lists do tell us something, even if it's not the truth.

Obama's list says that he'd like to convey a willingness to face heartbreak and irony, that he's open to the new and to the experimental, but that he's serious of purpose and true of heart.

McCain's list says that sure, he reads books, but he's not a pansy boy."