Woodward Working on Obama Book
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2009 11:59 AM CDT
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(Newser) – It's almost a political rite of passage at this point: Bob Woodward is writing a book about the Obama administration, reports Gabriel Sherman in the New Republic. No word on the focus, but Sherman notes that Woodward has a knack for making administrations nervous. “Every White House is wary of Woodward,” a veteran reporter tells him. “If you want to hide things from Bob, it always comes out,” another says. “It always does.”

“I'm in the preliminary stages of working on it,” Woodward says. Sherman thinks the author will try to pack the book full of juicy scoops to sell more copies after disappointing sales for State of Denial. “He had been lamenting the fact his last Bush book didn't sell as well,” a friend said. And the administration, Sherman writes, hates “the sort of exhaustive, in-the-room descriptions of high-level debates at which Woodward excels.”