You Say O’Grady, I Say O’Reilly
See, it’s not just me hyping the Book Wars. The whole meme gets hotter than a Hart Senate Building bathroom stall this week (5th foor, tap tap tap) as both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal square them off in their respective Labor Day weekend books sections.
On the cover of the Post’s book section this week, Veno-American socialite Alexandra Starr hedges her bets. Starr, known mainly for her freelance dispatches from Caracas’ finer malls, believes that Both Books Are Gr8!!! except that one is kinda outdated and stupid while the other one doesn’t talk about Chavez’s sex life enough. Hey, it is Larry Craig week after all, tap tap tap.
The Journal piece is a really fun read though. In a sign of things to come under the régime Murdoque, they unleash the full force of crazy lady Mary Anastasia O’Grady as a “reviewer.” The fact that O’Grady’s bizarre anti-Venezuela screeds in the Journal are actually a topic in Bart Jones’ book apparently isn’t an issue for the editors, and neither is the fact that she uses her review as a platform to yell at Jones for talking mean about her in his book. All’s fair (and balanced!) in love and Book War.