If a candidate for president should be an “open book”, shouldn’t a president running for reelection explain why he misrepresented his past in his own book?
At about the one-minute mark in the video embedded here, in response to a question about whether it’s “unpatriotic for someone to have a Swiss bank account,” President Barack Obama said that, “what’s important if you are running for president is that the American people know who you are, what you’ve done and that you’re an open book.”
Via Hot Air.
Amazing the softballs this reporter tossed at the president; it almost sounds like he’s working for the Democratic National Committee. Wonder why he didn’t follow up by asking the candidate who believes his opponent should be an open book about the “38 instances in which [his] biographer [David Maraniss] convincingly disputes significant elements of Obama’s own story of his life and his family history.”
Seems a guy who believes a presidential candidate should be an “open book” would be forthcoming about misrepresentations in his own memoir.
UPDATE: Listing some parts of Mr. Obama’s book which he has not opened to the American people, Greg quips that “the guy who demands that his opponent be ‘an open book’ is clearly not one himself — and where he has been ‘an open book’ has apparently been been a work of fiction.“
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