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Re: Madelein’s Blockbusters

Re: Madeleine Albright’s two book deal (scroll down to the last post of last night), you’ve got to hand (heh) it to Albright. I would bet that the book she really wanted to do was the one one on her decorative pins. Who else would come up with that idea? Not HarperCollins, to be sure. But in order to get that book published Albright had to agree to write some tiresome anti-theo-neo book on something or otherzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Sorry, I dozed off. I can’t imagine how dull and cliché-ridden that book will be. Almost makes me wish the decorative pin book and the foreign policy book could be combined. “And we see here a lovely jade and ruby scene depicting Christian fundamentalists burning down a Muslim-owned 7-11. See how the ivory setting brings out the hatred in the rightwingers’ eyes? Perfect for accentuating your décolletage at any NARAL, CAIR or Council on Foreign Relations fundraiser.

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