Tarry for the Nonce

October 19, 2005

Barbara “Bronte” Boxer

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 3:46 pm

Senator Barbara Boxer lacks somewhat of the nuance of the finer authors:

The New York Times questioned Mrs. Boxer’s portrayal of Republicans as “snakes” and Democrats as “saints” in the book, which chronicles the adventures of a diminutive redhead who assumes her husband’s Senate seat after he is killed, then tries to foil the nomination of a conservative woman to the Supreme Court.

I do enjoy liberals and their conviction that the masses won’t be able to understand subtle allegory.

“Suffice it to say, this effort reads more like a cross between a bad romance novel and a soap opera script. The Congressional Record might be more entertaining. And it’s free,” noted the Sacramento Bee, which obtained an uncorrected proof of the novel last month but was prohibited from quoting directly from it.

So if you want to read it, you better pick up a copy soon. Grisham and Clancy probably do it better.

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6 Comments

  1. Oh, right. Forgive me whilst I delve into the deliciously meandering prose of Newt Gingrich.

    Comment by Matt — October 25, 2005 @ 11:59 am

  2. Who reads Newt Gingrich?

    Comment by laura — October 25, 2005 @ 1:44 pm

  3. Nobody, and that’s my point. He’s written some amusingly bad fiction, and even in spite of his lack of literary merit, I do salute him as a gentleman and a scholar, as one of those people with whom I may often disagree but whose opinions I do my best to understand and consider.

    Comment by Matt — October 25, 2005 @ 4:02 pm

  4. Hey now, Newt’s not dead…he’s just in hiding. You would be too if you got smacked around as much as he did, not to mention all the scandals and such. Of course, he did write a book, but I know I don’t own it.

    Anyway, its not like you can define a party by one person. That’s like saying Rush Limbaugh embodies all radio personalities.

    which chronicles the adventures of a diminutive redhead who assumes her husband’s Senate seat after he is killed, then tries to foil the nomination of a conservative woman to the Supreme Court.

    Besides, Barb’s a PITA…and she knows it. What I want to know is…do these Senators really think that we’re itching to get our hands on a copy of some fictitious story that centers around Senators stopping judicial nominations?! What kind of delusional. narcissistic world do they live in?! Now, if she would have written a fictional story about, say, Iraq’s transition to a new government…and somehow used it as an allegory for the problems in the Senate, I’d be impressed. But she’s too liberal to be THAT creatively intelligent.

    Comment by Andrew P. — October 25, 2005 @ 4:12 pm

  5. “What kind of delusional. narcissistic world do they live in?!”

    Washington, DC my friend. Washington, DC. And that’s a great description of the place, especially for those of you who come down hard on Hollywood liberals all the time, because the culture is essentially the same.

    “Now, if she would have written a fictional story about, say, Iraq’s transition to a new government…and somehow used it as an allegory for the problems in the Senate, I’d be impressed. But she’s too liberal to be THAT creatively intelligent.”

    I don’t think the Iraq story would be that interesting unless you could find some characters to center it around – the plot is too amorphous as you present it – but that aside liberals are usually the more creative types. Square Republicans who scream about personal responsibility and paying your taxes generally don’t tend to see the world from an angle.

    Comment by Matt — October 26, 2005 @ 11:44 am

  6. I disagree, but then, I’m creative. And, for the most part, a centrist republican (see old posts somewhere on Laura’s blog)…

    Comment by Andrew P. — October 27, 2005 @ 3:47 pm


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