All the big names in town would do it: stop by the Georgetown Barnes & Noble or Politics and Prose, stare admiringly at the cover, then furtively flip to the index to make sure your place in the power structure was secure.
“I suppose we’ll actually have to read the whole book from now on,” said former Clinton adviser and CNN commentator Paul Begala. “Heaven forbid.”
What's Missing from Sarah Palin's Book?
Going Rogue, Sarah Palin's new memoir was published without an index. So was Obama adviser David Plouffe's The Audacity to Win. While the reason for this may simply be timing -- indexes take time to make and can delay publication if schedules are tight -- the absence has been noted in the nation's capitol. The Daily Beast reports that we may be seeing the end of the "Washington Read."