03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

No Instant Presidents

Among the joys of writing a book with Helen Thomas is watching her cut to the chase no matter the mood of the moment. Not even President Obama's delightful Nobel Prize dissuades Thomas from her view that he still has plenty to learn. In this clip with CNN's Campbell Brown you'll see her develop the thought, saying there's "no such thing as an instant president."

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