After reading Robin’s article in At the Back Fence , I found myself a little taken aback at the tone and largely unmoved. Politics and romance. A nice mix, eh? You want my honest opinion? Are you sure?
I think as romance readers we should pick and choose our battles. Do I care that some ass backwards unknown politician labels a book pornography just to get votes? It’s been stated that said politician has little to no funds and has no chance of winning. Yet in still we must get up and arms about this idiot calling a romance novel “pornographic.”
Clearly he hasn’t read a book in years stating that the opponent’s name being almost on every page of the novel in question is indicative of a huge ego. [Laughter.] This man has no influence. Are we seriously waging war against this idiot? Yes, it’s frightening that someone this stupid can run for office but why must we defend ourselves to this clown?
I can’t be moved to this campaign. Sigh. I have more important things to sorry about. Sorry. The RWA Chapter in Texas have voiced their opinion. As for me, silence is powerful. If there hadn’t been a response, no one would have known anything about this whole thing and the only take home message would have been for me was that I need to make sure I vote. All this is just smoke and mirrors, folks.
I may stand alone in my thoughts on this whole thing but in a nutshell, that’s how I feel.