Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

July 5th, 2016 § 0 comments

A great article in The New York Times about how Obama spends his evenings. A night owl he stays up late working alone or watching sports getting around 5-6 hours of sleep each night. I love these humanizing stories about the greatest president of our time but as someone that has had to make a lot of decisions in the past few years this part struck a cord with me.

There is time, too, for fantasy about what life would be like outside the White House. Mr. Emanuel, who is now the mayor of Chicago but remains close to the president, said he and Mr. Obama once imagined moving to Hawaii to open a T-shirt shack that sold only one size (medium) and one color (white). Their dream was that they would no longer have to make decisions.

During difficult White House meetings when no good decision seemed possible, Mr. Emanuel would sometimes turn to Mr. Obama and say, “White.” Mr. Obama would in turn say, “Medium.”


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