Oy Vey! Jodi Kantor’s new book is coming out Tuesday and the newspaper of
the adored record has already run a preview.
The long long knives that are going to be out at the GOP debate tonight will look like butter knives compared to this slice and dice.
I’m still working my way through the galley copy so I won’t be able to give you a full report until tomorrow. Butt I can tell you this: I’m glad I’m still on the road. After reading the first few chapters, I can assure you that somewhere in the Big White right now, paint is peeling off the walls and glassware is being shattered.
To say Jodi hasn’t painted one of the pretty pictures of MO that we’re accustomed to getting from our lapdogs is an understatement.
It will make yesterday’s controversy, as relayed by cub reporter Anonymouse, about the racist depiction of Lady M as Michelle Antoinette seem like child’s play. Although the tome does seem to play into the NON-racist interpretation of the meaning behind the depiction: Lady M as a model of imperialism extraordinaire.
Butt that was just intended to be a joke - as illustrated in this creatively staged-for-amusement-purposes-only pose of Lady M in her "let them eat cake" mode.
From what I’ve read so far, Jodi seems to have taken that meme a bridge too far.
So after I finish my road trip today, I’ll try to complete my reading assignment so I can post my book report tomorrow.
From the road, somewhere in flyover, this is MOTUS, signing off.