Lawrence O’Donnell on Obama’s Memoir: ‘Finest Literary Work Ever’ by a President

‘No one running for president on the Democrat or Republican this time has ever or will ever write or say anything that honest’

“Now, the most honest answer ever given to the drug use question came from Barack Obama. He gave it long before anyone ever asked him the question; long before we ever saw Barack Obama give a speech; long before he was running for president.

He had written the answer in a book called Dreams From My Father. It stands today as the finest literary work ever authored by a president of the United States. The book doesn't contain the whole truth of Barack Obama's life. Books can't do that, but it is, by far, the most honest and open book and artful book ever written by a president.

'Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection. And if the high didn't solve whatever it was that was getting you down, it could at least help you laugh at the world's ongoing folly and see through all the hypocrisy and bullshit and cheap moralism.’

No one running for president on the Democrat or Republican side this time has ever, or will ever, write or say anything that honest.”

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