Former governor of Arkansas
Should tell reporters he’s read “By His Bootstraps,” by Robert A.
Heinlein: A hard-working man learns he will one day ascend to a position of
great power if he can just trick history into repeating itself.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Senator from New York
Should tell reporters she’s read “Dune,” by Frank Herbert: Left adrift
to wander in a desert wasteland, the scion of a deposed dynasty retakes the
family’s lost throne in thrilling and violent fashion.
Congressman from Ohio
Might also consider reading “The Running Man,” by Richard Bachman: A
desperate participant in a brutal TV contest appears to be the only person who
doesn’t realize there’s no way he can win it.
Former senator from Tennessee
Should tell reporters he’s read “Oryx and Crake,” by Margaret
Atwood: After rousing from a lengthy slumber, a mysterious hermit emerges
from his cave to pass on his religious and moral teachings to his circle of
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Read Any Good Books Lately?
The NYT suggests (with equal-opportunity snark) that, if asked, the candidates for President should tell reporters that they've read these classics from Science Fiction. For example: