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Posted May 5, 2010
Posted August 24, 2009
Too Much Information
"Obama's Blackberry" by Kasper Hauser is comedy extra-ordinary ranging from uncanny satire, to dry humor as the messages to and from the president reveal caricatures of political personalities. This was a light-hearted and fun compendium as a stress reliever from being too serious about the political players and roles, and, of course, the recession is a lovely backdrop. The author does not take himself seriously as he verbally roast entries with common personality traits and a general understanding of what is thought of these positions and their relationship to the president.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Amusing muse, sometimes obtuse, but always fun. I enjoyed it immensely, especially the choice of personalities and the varied subject matter. Since Obama is said to bring e-information into e-politics, I found it an appropriate, yet unique and ingenious presentation. Quite refreshing approach (communications via Blackberry) in an otherwise serious treatise (making fun of the national debt, the competence of office holders and their ability to focus on a subject of the nature of information brought to bear on a political issue). Such parody ingratitude!
That said, I'm still a stickler for protocol and the office of the president as protagonist in the nature of communication may be funny but I am not sure of the motive. It lowers the dignity and esteem of the office. Also, since Obama is the current president, there is an element of disrespect that humor can not compensate for nor does questionable taste.
Reviewed by: Gail