That tears it, Ramesh. Those philistines at Regnery have made you change the title of your book (edited by BEN DOMENECH) and forced you to say, like Peter did of Jesus, "I deny thee":
Franke-Ruta mentions my forthcoming book The Party of Death, which she describes as a "book on Democrats." The book does have quite a bit to say about the Democrats, and it’s tough on them. But the book is about more than that, and the title isn’t meant as a pejorative term for the Democrats. I explain, mostly in the introduction, what I mean and don’t mean by the phrase. I’m not saying this to complain about Franke-Ruta. It was nice of her to mention the book, and her assumption was an easy one to make, partly because the Amazon page on the book is a bit misleading. (I’ve tried to get Amazon to change it a few times.)
Do they not understand that YOU ARE AN ARTIST, RAMESH? How could they force you to utter such pure gibberish? The cynical Digby has expressed the belief that you changed the title from "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life" to "The Party of Death: The Assault on The Sanctity of Life" because you "had second thoughts about spending every day for months defending that slanderous, scurrilous title." But I’m not buying it.
I smell the hand of Pat Sajak.
Even as we speak I am busy combating that big headed, pick-a-letter-motherfucker Sajak and his scurrilous attempts to appease the liberal media by making you change your title. Fear not, Ramesh! I see that after The American Prospect linked to Regnery this morning and your photo with the original title they have now pulled it. But you should always rest easy and know that I am in your corner, my brother, because I made sure to make screen grabs of EVERYTHING last night (including the Amazon cover) so that when we show up to support you at your book signings we can have flyers that will give testimony to your pure, original undying genius.
My vigilance against defamatory shit like this knows no bounds, Ramesh, no bounds:
Ramesh, just for the record: when I publish my upcoming book, The Party of Right-Wing War-Mongering Evangelical Bush-Worshipping Cocksuckers, please be aware that it is not about the Republican party.
My book does have quite a lot to say about Republicans, and I’m kind of tough on them, but the title does NOT refer to them.
Not at all.
After that book, I am planning a sequel, entitled Ramesh Ponnuru Is A Right-Wing War-Mongering Evangelical Bush-Worshipping Cocksucker. However, while I might be kind of tough on Ramesh Ponnuru, it won’t actually be about him.
Fear not, Ramesh. We on the left are all on the case, blog brother.
PS: Do you know John Cole? I think you guys might really like each other. I can hook you up.