Friday, January 26, 2007

Wrap-Up: Jimmy's mea culpa, Corsi goes Vanguard, PGW turmoil

* Jimmy Carter has apologized for the wording of this passage in his book, which seems to imply that defend terrorist bombings are justified because of Israeli occupation of disputed territories:

"It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted by Israel."

There's no word yet as to whether Carter will also apologize for comparing Israel to South Africa, the killer rabbit episode, Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer, and his presidency.

* Jerome Corsi -- co-author of Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders -- writes that he is also signing on to advise, the new conservative answer to the moonbats over at MoveOn. I am indeed in good company!

* The fallout continues from the bankruptcy of Advanced Marketing Services (AMS), the owner of Publisher Group West (PGW), a major distributor of independent publishers. Reports indicate that the creditors' committee recommends liquidation, a move which will further increase the urgency of the dozens of PGW's publishers to find new distribution to the major retailers like Borders, B&N, and Amazon.

Earlier this week, Perseus Book Group made an offer of 70 cents on the dollar to take over PGW's accounts, but that deal has to be approved by the bankruptcy courts, so there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding facing PGW's presses. I know firsthand how tough this business is, so I wish all of those publishers the best.



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