Rob Port at SayAnythingBlog took a tour of the White House before attending CPAC, and visited the White House Library. A tour guide told the group that the Obama White House Library was stocked with books chosen by Michelle Obama. Rob took this pic. See an update below 2-20-10 from the L.A. Times.
Socialism throughout the years of our long political history has been unable to bring down capitalism. Is that the message MO is sending? Nah, I don't think so either. Visit SayAnythingBlog for the original reporting, which reminds us of Chairman Mao's representation on the White House Christmas Tree this year.
Big Dog's Weblog received a comment saying that the LA Times via the Washington Post reported that the books mentioned above were placed in the White House while Jackie Kennedy was First Lady, not MO, and Kennedy hired a Yale librarian, James T. Babb, to stock the Library. Kennedy's library became an instant library with 1,70 volumes placed on the shelves.
Babb said the works "represent the history and culture of the U.S....essential for an understanding of our national experience," and he knew the selections would be controversial:
Babb told The New York Times in 1963 that there was "bound to be criticism" of the choices. "There will still be people telling us what should be in this library, but we'll just have to be adamant," he said.
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Others talking about the White House Library and Michelle Obama:
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