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    8/01/2006
    When you put it that way...
    "Would you vote for a candidate who wrote a trashy, pornographic romance novel that glorifies premarital sex and seeks to arouse sexual interest as your State Comptroller of Public Accounts?" Head asks in a campaign flier.


    yes, yes I will vote for her... full story here
    8 Comments:
    1. I'm with you Sybil. With the amount of women who read romance out there, you'd have thought he'd find something else to focus on.

      I wonder why some campaigners insist on playing the 'Let's fling as much mud on the opponents as possible' Game, instead of addressing real issues. That shit just pisses me off.

      Yes, I would effing vote for her, just cuz he comes off as a sexist ignorant bigot.
      What am I saying? He's a male politician, of course he's an arsehole.

      By Blogger Karen Scott, at 8/01/2006 01:07:00 AM  

    2. Oh, good Lord. Another moron. I'd vote for her, too.

      We had something sort of similar happen here recently. A woman who was running for coroner had her Match.com profile plastered on windshields at Wal-Mart parking lot the night before the run-off election. They'd written "Would you want this woman as your coroner?" across the top and circled the word "erotica"--which had been listed under her preferences--and asked the question, "Are you into erotica, too?" Nevermind that she'd listed holding hands and candlelight dinners as turn on's too.

      Sheesh.

      Thanks for sharing, Sybil!

      By Anonymous Rhonda, at 8/01/2006 09:31:00 AM  

    3. I'm confused. I thought Republicans were the conservatives. So how come a Democrate candidate is attacking a Republican candidate for writing a romance novel 16 yrs ago?

      And, of course, what is the relevance? How does writing 1 novel years ago make you a bad Comptroller (whatever that is)?

      That guy is such a loser...but I'm not happy with the arguments presented by her staff either.

      By Blogger La Karibane, at 8/01/2006 09:46:00 AM  

    4. You'd think she could/would get the woman vote by being proud of the fact that she wrote romance.

      Frankly, I don't know if I'd vote for either one of them.

      By Blogger Emma Sinclair, at 8/01/2006 12:15:00 PM  

    5. Honestly I didn't look into what she was saying about it and ten to one I wouldn't want to vote for her because it is very rare I find a Republican I do want to vote for.

      But I would vote for her just because I don't want Head to win. I don't like this kind of crap but I am one of those odd people who could give a fuck less clinton got a blow job but am concerned about bush lying to get us into a war.

      yeah I know, shot me ;)

      By Blogger sybil, at 8/01/2006 12:39:00 PM  

    6. WTF? I mean really, W T F??

      Does the moron have any idea how many women read romance novels? I can't see them appreciating being told their reading trasy, pornagraphic romance novels.

      What a fuckhead.

      Says a conservative, right wing republican who just happens to write trasy, pornagraphic romance novels!

      By Anonymous Sharon, at 8/01/2006 04:38:00 PM  

    7. OK, the politician weighs in.

      They're BOTH dickheads.

      The opponent is picking the one thing he's sure he can use to fling mud, reagardless of the race in front of him. However, she's being just as bad by ducking the fact that she's a Published Author.

      "Yes. I wrote the book. I worked hard at it and got published in a competitive field where most manuscripts are rejected. Nonetheless, I am presently running for comptroller and my reasons for running are A, B, and C and my priorities are D, E, and F."

      Her staff is idiotic to belittle what she did as a creative exercise in genre fiction. Stand up. Say you wrote the damn thing, raise an eyebrow at the idiot who labels it as porn and Move On.

      (But then, her staff is probably ashamed that she ever wrote the book to begin with.)

      By Blogger Suisan, at 8/03/2006 08:25:00 PM  

    8. I agree with Suisan... I was particularly offended by her spokesperson's words: It was written as kind of a lark, not serious literature," Bashur said. "It was described to me as paint-by-numbers formula writing, a genre."

      I can't imagine any self-respecting romance writer letting her work be called paint-by-numbers formula writing.

      Shame on both of them.

      By Blogger Lara, at 8/06/2006 08:08:00 AM  

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