Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Ego of Obama

If I were a DemoLefty, I would be very cautious about predicting victory for Obama.

The Other McCain quotes a story:

"A book proposal by Obama about his life was submitted to publishers and a deal was reached with Poseidon, a small imprint of Simon & Schuster, for what is known in the industry as 'six figures' (about $125,000, I am told). Several years passed and Obama was too busy finishing law school and embarking on his career to get the book done. Simon & Schuster canceled the contract, which probably meant that Obama had to pay back at least some of what he had received of the advance."

And goes on to note:

Whoa! A six-figure advance for a 27-year-old law student with no significant previous publishing experience? Who ever heard of such a thing?

What strikes me is not that he was a 27-yo-law student--but that he thought that HIS life story-to-date was of interest to a publisher.


Other Side said...


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I agree, life at 27 isn't worth writing about, well at least not Obama's anyway.