In Newtown Tragedy, Life Imitates Art

In 1998 I started writing my first novel, 2006: The Chautauqua Rising, and the following year I shocked myself by finding a publisher.  Set in Western New York State in the year 2006, the book tells the story of a largely non-violent Tea Party-like insurrection against the soft, creeping tyranny of an Al Gore presidency.  An apolitical, small-town newspaper editor, TJ by name, finds himself unexpectedly at the center of the storm.  His immediate problem is Josh Kennedy, an ambitious New York State attorney general whom I modeled on Eliot Spitzer.  Kennedy and his advisers have been caught on tape, plotting evil.  This fiction more closely tracks with the Gabby Giffords shooting, but the impulse to exploit a school shooting remains an irresistible temptation for our friends on the left.  ----- That afternoon the mood in the office took a hard turn south.  Rosen pulled the first report off the AP wire and ran it into TJ as soon as he read it. ...(Read Full Article)

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