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Kurlansky said he was surprised to hear that Bush had taken his book to the ranch: "My first reaction was, 'Oh, he reads books?' "
The author said he was a "virulent Bush opponent" who had given speeches denouncing the war in Iraq.
"What I find fascinating, and it's probably a positive thing about the White House, is they don't seem to do any research about the writers when they pick the books," Kurlansky said.
Yes, Mr. Kurlansky. There are people out there who read books written by people who don't agree with them or written about positions that they don't agree with. You don't have a monopoly on enlightenment, Mr. Author Man.
I'm glad I got a copy of Salt from Book Closeouts. It was a copy that didn't sell in the bookstore, was returned to the publisher, then sold to me for FAR below market price. I'm glad because 1. it was cheaper and 2. Kurlansky sounds like a real douche bag after this.