I had a great time speaking with Ed Klein today about his book, “The Amateur” and am pleased to offer the interview as a special Public Podcast. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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  1. ffigtree says:

    Excellent interview Tammy! Sharing :o)

  2. dennisl59 says:

    Bravo and Well Done Tammy! A fantastic ‘get’ for ‘The Tammy Bruce Show’ weekdays Noon to 2pm Central on ‘Talk Stream Live’ via the Interwebtubes on Planet Earth!

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  3. Maynard says:

    I see that Klein’s book on Amazon (link) now displays: “Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.” That seems to indicate the publishers sold out the first run and are rushing to print more.

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  5. Mutnodjmet says:

    I read Klein’s book on Kindle in a day, it was that good. The interview was awesome, Tammy. I am sharing this link with everyone, and encouraging them to listen to the podcast.

    The thing that was most surprising to me was how much Policy Power that Michelle Obama has — implementing ideology with absolutely no concerns of the political costs.

  6. Maynard says:

    A question for anyone that has read the book: To what extent is it substantially documented that Bill Clinton called Obama an “amateur”? I can certainly believe Clinton thinks it and has said it, because it’s true and he’s savvy enough to know it; I’m just wondering how such a thing gets documented. He won’t admit it and I’d be surprised if there are many witnesses who would support the assertion — or are there? That’s always the tricky business with these “he said/she said” situations…what is a hard fact versus what is probably true but you’re not sure you’d want to stake your life on it? This business of plausible deniability matters in the court of public opinion.

  7. Maynard says:

    Going off topic, but I just wanted to mention this…With respect to that “born in Kenya” book note…First, I agree with Tammy this issue is a distraction, and I accept that Obama was indeed born in Hawaii. But when the “birther” movement cropped up, I was curious where this began? Who started the urban legend? Was it spontaneous and honest, or did someone work behind the scenes to get everyone talking about this point? (There’s a limit to which social phenomena can be controlled, but some people do work in this dark art — Tammy has spoken of such things from her days of leftist organizing.) Anyway, it’s interesting to find out that the legend perhaps had entirely innocent roots. We didn’t start this thing; they (whoever they are) did. And I don’t mean it in a sinister way; rather it was just a “cool” thing. Wow, a real African at Harvard! And later this came back to bite them, although nobody remembered where it started. I bet that’s how we got here.

    I think part of the reason the “birther” thing appeals is that, regardless of its literary truth, it conveys a dramatic truth. Obama has the mind of a foreigner. He doesn’t understand Americans. And I think he got this way because he spent his formative years outside America. That’s why he can, for example, get the number of states wrong. Just like you might get the number of Mexican states wrong. The problem with Obama isn’t his birth, it’s his afterbirth.

  8. geezee says:

    Excellent interview, Ms Tammy! No silly stupid questions; all brill all the time!!

  9. geezee says:

    And the fact is, if Obama was born on THE MOON, no one is gonna do a damn thing about it anyway.

  10. WalkStar says:

    Great points, Maynard. Tammy’s interview was amazing & I am going to have The Amateur delivered to my wireless device!

  11. Kellp says:

    Downloaded the book on Kindle yesterday and over half way through it. Fascinating…just fascinating.

  12. Shifra says:

    I really should get the book on Amazon. But it’s just so much fun to get Conservative books at the Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side of Manhattan; The clerks’ looks of horror/contempt/self-righteous indignation are priceless…. And the check-out clerk always spits out: “Do you want a bag with *that*?” I am always tempted to respond: “No bag. I’ll just walk out of the store, holding the book, so your security people can grab me and arrest me for shoplifting.” Instead, I smile, and tell them a bag would be soooo appreciated.

    I’ve heard Klein interviewed by others, but never wanted to get the book. But Tammy’s interview was superb, and now I really want to get a copy. Brava, Tammy 🙂

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