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Friday, February 16, 2007

Greenspan, Coulter keynotes; PGW's fate; Air America fire sale

Late-breaking news from the ever glamorous world of publishing:

* Alan Greenspan will be the keynote speaker at this year's BookExpo America in NYC on June 1. He's there to hype his book (a Sept. release from Penguin), which is understandable, but the format sounds like a clunker -- a Q&A by his wife, Andrea Mitchell.

* Forget Greenspan, a bigger name in the publishing world, Ann Coulter, will headline News Expo 2007 in Washington DC on May 11. I'm looking forward to attending both events since World Ahead will have a booth at News Expo and BEA.

* There's been another development in the sad saga of AMS -- the parent co. of Publishers Group West -- publishing's equivalent of the Anna Nicole Smith affair. PW reports that the court just ruled that publishers distributed to the retail trade by PGW will be picked up by Perseus, which beat out rival National Book Network (World Ahead's former distributor) for the deal.

* And speaking of bankruptcy judges... One just approved the sale of Air America to real estate developer Stephen Green for $4.25 million. That price probably went up after windbag Al Franken quit earlier this week to run for Senate in Minn. (He looks quite the statesman, doesn't he?)

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  • Al Franken was the lead writer of the most successful comedy television series years in TV history.

    In contrast:


    epublican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

    Mark Pazuhanich Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

    Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

    Edison Misla Aldarondo Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted rape of a juvenile.

    Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

    Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

    Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old which produced a child.

    Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a juvenile.

    Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

    Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

    Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

    Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

    Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges.

    Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

    Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

    Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a minor working as a congressional page.

    Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

    Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had sex with a 16 year old when he was 28.

    Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

    Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

    Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

    Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

    Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.


    Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.


    Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.


    Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

    Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

    Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

    Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.


    Keith Westmoreland - Tennessee official Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children). Committed suicide.


    Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was chargedKeola Childs with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

    Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a child.

    Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

    Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

    Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

    Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

    Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

    Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

    Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

    Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

    Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

    Matthew GlavinRepublican Party Chairman Sam Walls, who is married, was urged to drop his candidacy for Congress when it was found he likes to dress up in women's clothing

    Republican activist Matthew Glavin, who Edward Schrockpreached family values, was caught masturbating in public and fondling an undercover park ranger

    Republican Congressman and family values advocate Edward Schrock resigned from Congress after he was caught seeking sex on adult telephone lines for homosexuals

    Republican Congressman Bob Livingston was about to vote for impeaching President Clinton for sexual improprieties until it was disclosed he was an adulterer

    Republican Congressman Henry Hyde denounced President Clinton's extramarital affair until his own marital infidelities were revealed

    By Blogger gregrocker, at 6:46 PM  

  • great post--thanks...don't know if you've seen this video of Ann Coulter, but it's pretty classic:
    http://minor-ripper.blogspot.com/2006/12/ann-coulter-gets-owned.html

    By Blogger Minor Ripper, at 8:51 AM  

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