Clinton Backs Away from Criticism of Obama

Bill Clinton’s new book Back to Work is being widely regarded as critical of President Obama, a view Jon Stewart made subtle reference to in the beginning of Clinton’s appearance on the Daily Show last night. Stewart asked whether Obama had been sent a copy, because he might be “very interested” in the book’s specific prescriptions for running the country. Clinton carefully responded that Obama has already advocated several of the ideas in the book and that he gives the administration credit in each instance. Clinton went on to direct his criticisms at the Tea Party.

Click here for Parts Two and Three of the interview.

It’s clear that the White House has read the book. In a separate appearance, Clinton says he received a “clarifying memo” from Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling, which caused him to recant one of the book’s specific criticisms of the administration.

The book is #8 on Amazon sales rankings and rising. Where ordering is light, libraries are showing heavy holds.

Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Bill Clinton
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2011-11-08)
ISBN / EAN: 0307959759 / 9780307959751

Also available on OverDrive, RHAudio and RH large print.

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