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You can’t even give away audio version of Scott McClellan’s book

I took some time off from blogging and my dissertation yesterday for a second visit to the Borders on La Cieneg.  The bookstore has slashed prices (4o% off on books) as it prepares to liquidate its stock, even its fixtures, before it closes its doors this coming Saturday, January 16.

Given my bibliophilia, I may even return again, expecting the management to reduce rates even further in the store’s final days.  Today, I just “collected” books on CD as I usually buy a new one every time I prepare to head up to San Francisco to visit the most important person in the state.  After my purchases today, I won’t have to for some time.   Today, they had reduced most titles to $3.99, then discounted that price by 70%, meaning you could take home an audio book for $1.20.

I bought about 15 for a total cost less than I normally pay for one book, plus I tossed 7 or 8 copies of a reading of the Gordon translation of the greatest poem written in the first century of the Common Era into my shopping cart, wanting to share this great story with my friends.  They can hear of the exploits of one of the greatest heroes of all time as they navigate Los Angeles traffic.

Oh and one audio CD that wasn’t selling, even at $1.20, Scott McClellan’s What Happened, a title which has long since outlived its publisher’s purpose.  Obama’s Democrats notwithstanding, Bush-bashing no longer sells.

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5 Comments

  1. I’m trying to remember who Scott McClellan was.

    Comment by heliotrope — January 12, 2010 @ 10:44 am - January 12, 2010

  2. Thus be to traitors…

    While public employees…and ALL White House operatives are public employees including the President…can’t be sworn to confidentiality agreements, it’s unseeming when political campaign operatives write their “tell-all” books after the campaign badmouthing their own staffs, their bosses, and their candidate. Worse, they do so proudly declaiming that “…it’s in the public’s interest” and the “…we have a right to know”.

    WTF!

    And worse; the next dumb smuck comes along nect campaign-cycle, hires them based on their book, and doesn’t gag them either…

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — January 12, 2010 @ 11:28 am - January 12, 2010

  3. So not even 30 pieces of silver?

    Damn.

    That’s cold!

    Comment by John — January 12, 2010 @ 11:40 am - January 12, 2010

  4. Beowulf was written prior to 100 AD?

    Comment by EssEm — January 12, 2010 @ 1:28 pm - January 12, 2010

  5. His book didn’t bother me, at least not after hearing an interview with him where he seemed genuinely disenchanted. He worked with Bush for years in Texas IIRC, and it seemed he was more angry with Rove and Cheney. I mean people have fallings out, it happens. Write a book, whatever. I don’t care. One of his messages which I think is pretty good is the culture of “constant campaigning” that affects Washington now, maybe since Clinton. Certainly we see it with Obama and some others.

    What did bother me was the Left’s reaction. After years of saying mcClellan was an idiot who no one should trust or listen to, suddenly he is this smart and wise insider whom we should all listen to. Wait a minute only a week ago you said he was an idiot.

    Comment by plutosdad — January 12, 2010 @ 1:39 pm - January 12, 2010

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