Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sarah Palin's Just Plain Nutz

November 17, 2009

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ RELEASES SARAH PALIN’S JUST PLAIN NUTZ AS A COMPANION TO HER BESTSELLER, GOING ROGUE.

Santa Cruz, CA. — As of today, Bookshop Santa Cruz is offering an essential item as a companion to the new Sarah Palin book, Going Rogue—with every book we will give you a free bag of nuts, Sarah Palin's Just Plain Nutz, to be exact. A bag of Sarah Palin's Just Plain Nutz is also available for $3.98 to those who can stomach a 1 ounce bag of walnuts, but can't stomach 432 pages of Sarah Palin's writing. Nutz can also be ordered at www.bookshopsantacruz.com.

"Our bag of nuts is an honest one ounce; it’s also good for you, and won't cause you to feel compelled to go out and shoot a moose. Sarah's new book of fictions is none of those things," says Bookshop owner Casey Coonerty Protti. "We felt we needed to strike a balance."

Bookshop Santa Cruz has a long history of commenting on political books. In 1993, Bookshop Santa Cruz weighed Rush Limbaugh’s book, See I Told You So, and sold it for the price of baloney. In 1995, when Newt Gingrich was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year, Bookshop Santa Cruz sold each copy of his book, Contract With America, along with a custom-made barf bag.

Before the 2008 election, Bookshop Santa Cruz manufactured and sold over 65,000 George W. Bush Countdown Clocks to help depressed Americans know that there would be an end to the national nightmare created by the Bush administration. Clocks were sold to fans as far away as China, Germany, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, England and New Zealand, as well as at over 80 outlets across the Unites States. Many famous people had the clock, including Former President Bill Clinton, The Dixie Chicks, and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

In the great American tradition of political commentary on current events, Sarah Palin’s Just Plain Nutz is a little bit of nutritious needling. We can’t see Russia from our doorstep, but we can plainly see a bit of fun on our bookshelves.

Congress postpones sanity!

In an article in today's Wall Street Journal, Senate to Put Off Climate Bill Until Spring, we learn:

"Momentum for a climate bill has been undermined by fears that capping
carbon-dioxide emissions -- the inevitable product of burning oil and coal
-- would slow economic growth, raise energy costs and compel changes in the
way Americans live."

This is encouraging, despite the fact that the Senate postponed consideration of this climate bill due to political expediency (if Democrats don't get re-elected, they won't be around to support the bill). It's good to hear that capping carbon emissions will have such good social effects as well as reducing greenhouse gases.

It's a win-win situation! Less economic growth will reduce greenhouse gases. Higher energy costs will encourage transportation alternatives. Americans (some of them at least) will finally wake up to the effects of their profligate lifestyles.

Everything really is hitched to everything else.