A Promised Land

February 06, 2023 · 1 min read By Barack Obama

Not a lot of notes for this one. I did like it, especially in audiobook version narrated by the author. One quote that I liked, and is the sole reason this page exists:

“Your problem,” he said, “is you keep trying to answer the question.” “Isn’t that the point?” I said.

“No, Barack,” Axe said, “that is not the point. The point is to get your message across. What are your values? What are your priorities? That’s what people care about. Look, half the time the moderator is just using the question to try to trip you up. Your job is to avoid the trap they’ve set. Take whatever question they give you, give ’em a quick line to make it seem like you answered it…and then talk about what you want to talk about.”

“That’s bullshit,” I said.

“Exactly,” he said.