|Who Is Barack Obama?|
|Remnick makes effective use of interviews he did have with members of the President's oft-interviewed inner circle. He offers shrewd insights--theirs and, sometimes, his own. You feel you're getting close to understanding something important when you hear Valerie Jarrett, the President's confidante and adviser, say of him: "He knows exactly how smart he is.... He's been bored to death his whole life. He's just too talented to do what ordinary people do."|
I guess that's why so many in his administration full of smart, talented people have problems with the IRS.
Somehow, I don't think the understanding I get from hearing Valerie Jarret's breathless Obama-worship is the understanding she thinks I get from it...