[Homestead] Enjoy the quiet while it lasts...
akkabhomestead at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 11 15:56:09 EDT 2008
Not really doubting you Lynda, but can you please cite references for the publishing deal info and the tenure thing? Who published the book? Who gave him the advance? I'm trying to follow the money...
--- On Thu, 9/11/08, Lynda <lurine at softcom.net> wrote:
From: Lynda <lurine at softcom.net>
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Enjoy the quiet while it lasts...
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 8:33 PM
Most folks without any experience, no credentials, straight out of college,
don't generally get paid a $40,000 advance then get a fellowship at a
university, not for research or advanced studies, which is the norm, but to
play Virginia Wolf. Not
teach during that year as he likes to imply. And when that book doesn't
happen during that year, get paid to take a sabbatical when they haven't
even put in the usual 5 to 10 years to get tenure. AND get to go sit in
Bali for 8 months on an extended honeymoon with the wife. BTW, more than
half the book was written before he got the contracts. He was mainly
supposed to do some editing and do the final couple of chapters. Nice
"work" if you can get it.
Oh, then have the book tank until he decided to run for president. A book
inwhich he admits he took "artistic license" and was "blending
and changing names" and the sections about his parents, his drug use and
others now appear to questionable, at best, and arguably lies at worst.
Also, those who continue to whine over the *supposed* Rove politics being
used against Teflon should really look into the history of their boy.
see, we could start with folks like Alice Palmer but let's go more recent.
Let's look at what happened to Blair Hull. He's WAY ahead in the poll
looks to do a cake-walk to the nomination when an annoymous someone sent
newspapers and television stations "allegations" that Hull had abused
ex-wife. And then there was Jack Ryan. I'm sure everyone remembers him
his actress ex-wife Jeri Ryan. Again an "annoymous" someone sent
and television stations previously sealed divorce records about sex clubs.
And, while we're on the subject of Teflon, y'all might want to look a
closer at all the pretty speeches. Ya see, doing my homework, I find that
maybe ol' Teflon gives a pretty speech, not because he's a good speech
writer but because he employs David Axelrod. Who, surprise, surprise, was
Devel Patrick's speech writer. Hmmmm, could this be why there were big
lumps, verbatim, from Devel Patrick's speeches in Teflon's speech???
why when first asked about the speech he looked blank? Could this be why
Teflon is soooo good when he's got a teleprompter but stumbles and stutters
like crazy when he has to speak off the cuff?
So, again, I'll call this the Election Year of No Choices and not even a
lesser of two evils.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene GeRue" <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> Writing a book is easy. You just sit and stare at a blank screen until
> blood begins dripping from your forehead.
> Somebody famous said something like that except he said blank piece of
> paper. It was back in the dinosaur days.
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