Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The tax payers are picking up the tab for the remainders

President Obama reported between $1 million to $5 million in royalties in 2010 for “Dreams from My Father,” and between $100,001 and $1 million for “The Audacity of Hope,” and now the State Department has spent $70,000 buying up probably what's left of Dreams. I've seen them in used book sections for about $2.00. According to a State Department rep, it's just SOP. “We also provide key library collections with books about the United States,” Noel Clay, the spokesman, told The Times. Analysis of his books--style, word choice, etc. and his lack of previous experience writing, have left some doubt as to whether he's actually the author.

It's not the money--this is pennies in government waste of tax dollars. It's the appearance of narcissism and impropriety.

State Dept. spends $70K on Obama books - Washington Times

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