"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Book Controversy

As I have been busy the past few days on preparing several blog articles and other matters, I almost missed this one!

Imagine this: You are the President of a modern, civilized country.  You have written a book (at least you claim to have even though the evidence is pretty clear that terrorist Bill Ayers was the ghost writer) - an autobiography of sorts - years ago.  Your State Department buys thousands of copies of your books and distributes them as gifts around the world.  Do you see anything wrong with this picture?

It takes a great deal of arrogance, narcissism, and down right corruption for an Administration to spend tax dollars on buying the President's own book (the proceeds from which will almost undoubtedly go in to his re-election campaign).  Other than the obvious ethical questions, how sickeningly narcissistic must a President be to allow that to happen?  Moreover, since different embassies have ordered the book at different times, obviously the order had to come from high on down. 

Whether Hillary or Barack, we are not simply dealing with ineptness here.  This is the corruption of an Administration down to its rotten, stinking core.  Nearly everything this Administration does is calculated.  I am sure, as always, the media will be glossing over this incident as well.  Oh well, welcome to the 21st century banana republic extraordinaire.


usmcpgw said...

dont forget that its taxpayers money that paid for the books.

just another day of enriching ovomit at taxpayers expense. the emperor has no clothes.

Common Snse said...

Am Pat,

Funny that it was the State Department. State was the principle target of the communists during the FDR and Truman administrations. Americans were paying for Voice of America libraries in foreign countries to spread American values. Yet they found out the the State department was stocking them with pro-communist books.

Having "Dreams from my Father" is deja vu all over again.