"Maybe a Little Blow" Becomes a Bestseller


Obama's new book The Audacity of Hope is selling a hell of a lot of copies:

Since it went on sale Oct. 17, the book has sold 182,000 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan, which accounts for about 60 to 70 percent of a new hardcover book's sales by tracking purchases at large booksellers like Barnes & Noble, online retailers and independent bookstores. Mr. Obama's publisher, Crown Publishers, said the book is in its seventh printing, with 860,000 copies in circulation.

In it, according to New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani, Obama is very "candid about his youthful struggles: pot, booze and 'maybe a little blow,' he wrote, could 'push questions of who I was out of my mind,' flatten 'out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory.'"

Here's hoping 860,000 more people get annoyed about the continuing low-key hypocrisy of Democratic support for the drug war.