Obama Reads Joe

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My colleague will be too modest to brag, but a new GQ profile of Robert Gibbs singles out someone on Barack Obama’s reading list with whom Swampland readers may be famililar:

Obama does reserve a certain respect for opinion writers such as Tom Friedman and David Brooks of The New York Times, Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal, E. J. Dionne of The Washington Post, and Joe Klein of Time. “My impression is that he reads a lot of columnists,” says Brooks, “and therefore he sort of cares about what they say.”

Here’s Joe’s latest column on Delaware’s temporary Democratic Senator, Ted Kaufman, which happens to conclude with a direct appeal: “So, Mr. President, if you’re reading this, you need to pass the Ted Kaufman Employment Act. Hire this man.” Maybe he will!