Friday, September 29, 2006
The Novel Republicans Don't Want You to Read
Since the topic of literature has been so very popular in Virginia's blogosphere lately, Howling Latina thought she'd try to get her hands on a copy of the erotic book Sisters by Second Lady Lynn Cheney.
You know, just to do a little analysis mano-a-mano with literature scholar Spark it Up!
But alas, no copy is available since its publisher refused to reissue the novel in spite of great interest from others. USA Today reported last year that Mrs. Cheney claimed "the book did not represent her 'best work."
Cheney's attorney, Robert Barnett... contacted the publisher, which agreed this week to pull the novel.
Why, that's rubbish. Mrs. Cheney is simply being too modest. Let the audience be the judge of that sentiment through book sales, for there is no nobler truth that the Grand Old Party's core platform that capitalism reign supreme.Indeed, it's a lamentable shame that the simple fraternity of literature lovers are deprived of such lofty words and work; only copies at $282.50 a pop are available on Amazon.com.
Well, here is the sweet fragrance from one of her passages:
Yes, the cross-stitching is all that is left for us poor saps who can't afford to fork $282.50 to read quite possibly one of the greatest American "pieces" of lesbian erotica.
"Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl," Miss Travers had written to Helen."
And let us not fail to bow our heads and give thanks to such stalwart moral pillars like Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida for guiding us away from the filth of Jim Webb's novels.