A new ‘biography’ on the Obamas is set for release Tuesday.   “The Obamas”  written by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor and published by Little, Brown & Company claims a tiff between First Lady Michelle Obama and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.  There are other allegations that haven’t been verified.  The White House released a statement regarding the book:

“The book, an overdramatization of old news, is about a relationship between two people whom the author has not spoken to in years. The author last interviewed the Obamas in 2009 for a magazine piece, and did not interview them for this book,” Schultz’s statement reads. “The emotions, thoughts and private moments described in the book, though often seemingly ascribed to the President and First Lady, reflect little more than the author’s own thoughts. These second-hand accounts are staples of every Administration in modern political history and often exaggerated.”

Kantor recently appeared on the Today Show to promote the book.  She was asked by host Matt Lauer if she interviewed the President and the First Lady.  She answered:

“The book is mostly reported through top aides and close friends of the president and First Lady. I’m one of the only people to get access to the East Wing and the First Lady’s staff there. What I found is that aides and friends were able to tell stories that the Obamas don’t talk about.”

Hmm. It will probably be a best seller.  Who knows what’s true?  People will say and write anything to sell books.

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