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Is the president moonlighting on the side now?

NEW YORK – From one Nobel winner to another: President Barack Obama is writing a foreword to Nelson Mandela's new book.
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Wednesday that Obama will contribute to Mandela's "Conversations With Myself." It is a collection of diaries, journals and other personal materials of the former South African president and apartheid foe.
The book comes out Oct. 12.

With all that's going on in the world right now, he's got the time to be doing this crap?!?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (16)
  • Many presidents have done this...he is not the first.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Yes, many Presidents have done this. And it is NOT crap. It won't take much time either. I am aware that most Moms who post here are very young and have no clue about history but.....this is silly. It is so typical of people who dislike the President to criticize him for little things and make fools of themselves in the process. Grow up.okay?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • I write a blog every day. It takes about three minutes. This is no big deal. It's the millions of rounds of golf and vacations that bother me.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:17 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Apparently you are the youngin as all of the current presidents brillant (sarcasm) ideas have been tried before and FAILED.His ideas are hardly original.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • considering he'll be unemployed in 2 years he knows he needs the extra income.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:22 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • LOL! Jewjew!

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:49 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • writing something in a book is extra income?
    I am constantly amazed by the narrow-minded,ignorant replies whenever there is discussion of Presidents and history.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Keep talking about golf games and let me know when he catches up to W's most vacation days of any President in history. Most of which were spent in TX; not anywhere near DC or Camp David.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • He's not the first. He does have some leisure time and any executive decisions can still be made while he's writing. Most people can multi-task ya know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Just like the other presidents they failed us because they are thinking about their future $$$$$$ not what is on hand.

    Answer by gammie at 2:16 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

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