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Leituras presidenciais

26.07.08
Nós por cá não sabemos quais são as leituras do Presidente da República mas, na América, tudo conta para ganhar mais um ou dois votos.

Dessa forma, e engrossando os fair-divers habituais das eleições americanas, onde as controvérsia sobre a roupa que Hillary usava ou o facto dela beber whiskey a tragos para provar que era forte foram os pontos fortes, temos um artigo comparativo entre aquilo que McCain e Obama lêem.

O resultado é interessante (ainda que fabricado por spin doctors) e comparativo (com anteriores presidentes):

«Both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton's proclaimed reading habits show intriguing overlap, including both the classic American novel Invisible Man and Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. (Translation: "I am with you black America; I have some liberal tendencies; I fear the wrath of both God and the electorate in the midwest.") And so on
[...]
what is McCain's would-be presidential library telling us? Well, he's often advertised his fondness for Hemingway, saying "I read anything by [him] all the time. He's my favourite author." Indeed, his 2002 memoir, Worth the Fighting For, describes adopting the hero of For Whom the Bell Tolls, Robert Jordan, as his role model at 13 ("... aspiring to Jordan's courage and nobility and certain I would possess it someday"...).
As well as reminding us how tough and gritty a survivor of Vietnamese prison camps needs to be, this also seems to suggest that inside what would be America's oldest-ever president lurks the spirit of a brave teenager.»

E sim, parece que G.W. Bush afirmava ler.

Ler aqui.
(NSL)