January 13, 2012
JODI KANTOR’S NEW BOOK ON THE OBAMAS yields more revelations: Book Depicts Cranky Obama On Baghdad Visit: The then-candidate “didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers.”
Devastating quote: “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take fucking pictures with them?”
UPDATE: Oops! My mistake. The quote isn’t from Jodi Kantor’s book but from The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Thanks to Jim Treacher for pointing out the error.