Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'll have what he's having

After years of books designed to empty so many progressive spleens, it might be nice to start reading to find our better angels again.
Find your light Mr. President.

"In yet another sign that the entire media industry is completely Obama-dependent, the President-elect's magic touch is being felt in book sales. Obama's mere mention on Sunday's 60 Minutes that he was reading a book about FDR without "specifically naming a title or author," reports the New York Times, caused all hell to break loose. Which book could it be? Publishers have gone insane, re-printing FDR books that they'd published and scrambling to see if theirs was really the book that Obama had mentioned. He's being compared to the new Oprah for his new influence on the book-buying habits of middle America, which is normally hard-pressed to read the back of a cereal box. Can a Presidential Book Club be the bailout the book industry is looking for?"
via here.

Speaking of bailouts, I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but a bailout package for independent bookstores in America?
Wow, up here where casual anti-Americanism is in much of the water supply we couldn't even get the GST off of books when we were swimming in federal money.

I still miss the early 90's though.

Posted by David

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