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Saturday, April 03, 2004

Terrible news from the White House...

Penguin Press will not be "re-issuing" Lynne Cheney's 1981 classic novella "Sisters."

Dammit.

According to an article in today's NY Times, Penguin will not reissue "Sisters," an "historical romance...that includes brothels, attempted rapes and a lesbian love affair," because Frau Cheney does not feel that the book represents her "best work."

(That honor belongs to her childrens's book, "America: A Patriotic Primer.'' It's a sort of "ABC" book that introduces the kiddies to important patriotic words. You know, "A is for America, B is for Bechtel, C is for the Carlisle Group, D is for Demoncrats," yada yada, yada yada.)

Apparently, Lynne has "forgotten the plot." I'm not sure what the plot is me-self, but the posted excerpts are pretty kick-ass. Like this one:

"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.''

Hubba hubba.

Away from the "anger and imperatives of men?" Hmm. Who's she talkin' 'bout? Hubby was in the House of Reps during that era. Busy working for the people of Wyoming. Busy carving up Wyoming. Busy working on bills to privatize the military. Musta been good times for the Cheneys. Don't ya think?

So...why the lesbian fantasy, Lynne?

Does this need further comment? Answer: no.

Please call the White House at (202) 456-1414. Tell 'em that you had an original copy of the book, that you read it so many times it disintegrated into nothing, that you "really, really need an new one," and that you'll die without one. Better yet, tell 'em you will not vote for Bush/Cheney until Lynne changes her mind and re-issues her masterpiece. With Rosie and her wife on the cover.

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