While reading The Daily Beast tonight, I came upon Paul Theroux's account of his rather Palinesque encounter with Hawaiian governor Linda Lingle:
I was introduced to Gov. Lingle at a political event not long after her reelection by a friend who insistently repeated my name. When the governor looked blank, my friend said, “The writer! He writes books!” She said, “I don’t have a lot of free time for reading,” and moved on.
Is this a new plank of the Republican platform -- that books are bad, and you shouldn't read them? That, in fact, you should be proud of the fact that you don't read books, and because of this don't recognize the names of famous authors?
Two-and-a-half hours from Canada...that's what I keep telling myself...two-and-a-half hours from Canada...