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Old 11-03-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Favorite authors of American presidents and candidates

From the NYTimes:
You can tell a lot about a president — or a presidential candidate — by what he reads, or says he reads. We know the iconic examples: George Washington and his rules of civility, Thomas Jefferson and the thinkers of the French and Scottish Enlightenments, Lincoln and the Bible and Shakespeare. Though a generation apart, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt both loved Alfred Thayer Mahan’s “Influence of Sea Power Upon History” and savored the imperial poems of Kipling. Together such works created a kind of Anglo-American ethos in their minds — an ethos Franklin Roosevelt would make concrete during World War II, when he and Winston Churchill quoted Edward Lear’s nonsense rhymes to each other as they fought Hitler and Japan.
Full essay (requires login): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/bo...=1&oref=slogin

The essay includes a list of the books and writers most treasured by McCain and Obama.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #3
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...and daffy4u... anything by Stephen King. (vote for me!)
I did, three times now!!! (Don't worry, I used different names each time)
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:20 PM   #4
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I did, three times now!!! (Don't worry, I used different names each time)
me too !
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:39 PM   #6
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I have a place in my cabinet for both of you!

Oh, goodie!! (claps hands and does the "Elaine" dance.)

You're gonna pay me too, right?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:42 PM   #7
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You're gonna pay me too, right?
Uh... what?
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:20 AM   #8
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You do realize that The Duck is telling you that he has room for you both in his medicine cabinet, right? Right behind his lithium stash (be sure to take one every day, Duck).
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:45 AM   #9
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You do realize that The Duck is telling you that he has room for you both in his medicine cabinet, right? Right behind his lithium stash (be sure to take one every day, Duck).
Actually, I was thinking of the kitchen cabinets. They're new and comfy.
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