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Which Section Of The Sunday Newspaper Would The Candidates Turn To First?
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October 09, 2012, 01:33 PM
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It`s the Sunday between Christmas and New Year`s Day and not much is going on. Which section of the Sunday newspaper would various famous politicians turn to first because it`s most personally interesting?

Richard Nixon: Reports from foreign capitals, followed by the NFL news.

Ronald Reagan: The op-eds

Adlai Stevenson: The society page.

Bill Clinton: The movie news. (Maybe there`s an Air Force One sequel in the works! Air Force One IIAir Force Two? Hmmmhmm ... needs work.)

George W. Bush: The sports page to catch up on the baseball Hot Stove League news.

Lyndon Johnson: Politics

Mitt Romney: The business section

Barack Obama: The book reviews, especially new upper middle-brow fiction. Obama has good taste in novels (better than mine), such as David Mitchell`s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet. (That`s a Shogun-like story of the Dutch trading outpost in Japan on an island in Nagasaki harbor in 1799. It really takes off toward end when a British navy ship arrives, as in the Nagasaki Harbor Incident of 1808 when an improvising British captain almost conquered the Dutch entrepot. Mitchell is tremendous at explaining the real-time decision making of an Age of Nelson captain. Mitchell would make a good successor to C.S. Forester and Patrick O`Brian as a writer of sea stories.)