Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Insanity Runs Amok

Well, I started my day with email and discovered that some yahoo who is running for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is trying to undermine his opponent, Susan Combs, by making an issue of the fact that she wrote a romance novel! He dedicates an entire page of his website to how we're not trust her because she's a pornographic book writer. It's a Kismet paperback published in 1990, and he's actually posted pages on his website, which is no doubt infringing on her copyright. Anyway...this can't end well, at least for him. The Houston chapters of RWA are up-in-arms (rightly so), trying to organize, make a statement, solicit a statement from National, notify other Texas chapters, etc. Politically speaking, this was likely not a smart move for this man. On every other level, it's just ridiculous and laughable.

Something this man should have considered...if romance novels are pornographic, then romance readers are reading pornography, and I doubt all those Texas Republicans are going to like being accused of that... Or maybe his next rally will be overrun with women in t-shirts, proclaiming, "I read porn, and I like it!" You never know.

If you'd like to check out his website, it's



kathrynoh said...

How crazy is that!

Catherine Avril Morris said...

Ha--I've been following this little debacle too...and we talked about it the other night at our Austin RWA meeting. We're also talking about submitting a statement. Whatta guy, that Fred're exactly right, not a smart move on his part. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Heather Harper said...


That's nuts.