Books are in the news this evening.
First, we're indulging in wide Cheshire cat grins over Tony Blair's latest predicament. The poor man has canceled a book signing in London after having been pelted with shoes and eggs on the first stop of his "promote-the-memoir" tour. Serves him right. We find it appalling that this war criminal would make money off his little tome in the first place. Let him have to spend some of it at the dry cleaner's.
Surely one other "memoir writer" is keeping an eye on the botched Blair tour: The Worst Person Who's Ever Lived. We cats fervently hope that he's subjected to the same treatment when the time comes to peddle his "book." Our only regret is that he apparently won't do so until after the midterm elections.
Meanwhile, some nut in — where else? — Florida is threatening to burn a bunch of Korans on Saturday. This crazy lamebrain says he's doing it to demonstrate that — well, we're not sure what point he's trying to make, actually. It's a silly gesture that's beneath the dignity of all thinking Americans. On top of that, the right wing's hero, General David Petraeus, says it could even get some of our troops killed.
But it's a bad idea to burn any book. Even Going Rogue. Yep, that's how strongly we cats feel about this. We wouldn't even burn Going Rogue.