I know several people who would be happy to help with your home maintenance,
but none are named 'Manuel', unfortunately.
I'd try the "services for hire" section of the classifieds, and you can call
them and ask their name. But perhaps 'Pedro' would work out just as well?
Tacky! Are you related to George Allen, the "macaca" candidate for
I see so many hair-raising mistakes in spelling, grammar and syntax
on this and other NGs, but have learned to suppress my correction
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 21:51:42 GMT, email@example.com (Doug Miller)
Hard to tell with Doug, but he may be referred to a novel by James
Webb which contains the sex scenes required by most publishers,
especially in a first novel.
Lynne Cheney novel churns controversy in Senate race
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lynne Cheney is deflecting talk of the sexual
content in her novel "Sisters," a 25-year-old book that resurfaced in
a campaign Friday and is stirring up controversy.
The novel, featuring a lesbian love affair, was brought up Friday amid
a contentious Senate race in Virginia. Soon a Democratic committee and
Cheney herself -- in an interview on CNN -- were weighing in.
Cheney, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, convinced the
publisher not to reissue the book in 2004 during the presidential
election. Her attorney told the media at the time that Cheney "did not
think the book was her best work." (Watch Lynne Cheney discuss the
controversy with Wolf Blitzer -- 10:18Video)
Cheney's biography on the White House Web site says she is the author
or co-author of nine books, and it lists six of them, but not
Readers will have a hard time judging the content of the book for
themselves. The few copies available are selling for hundreds of
On Amazon.com Sunday, four used copies of "Sisters" were being sold,
ranging from $695.95 for one in "acceptable" condition to $999 for a
copy in "collectible -- good" condition. Ebay had two copies
available, with requested opening bids of $200 and $500. Froogle.com,
on Sunday afternoon, found the cheapest copies available barely under
Some of these prices were set before the latest blow-up over the work
of fiction. It was not immediately clear what impact the last few days
Reviews have long described the book as "racy" and "steamy." Excerpts
highlight a love story between two women and talk of sharing a bed.
"Sisters," which has triggered controversies in the past, returned to
the news after Sen. George Allen, a Republican from Virginia, pulled
up sexual passages that his Democratic challenger, Jim Webb, had
included in his novels.
In a statement and list sent to the Drudge Report Web site, Allen's
campaign accused Webb, a former Navy secretary of "demeaning women"
and "dehumanizing women, men and even children" through his fiction
Webb responded that it was a "smear" tactic and "desperate," and that
in his books he had described things he witnessed in horrible wartime
situations. (Full story)
Democrats pointed to a quote from Vietnam War veteran Sen. John
McCain, one of the highest profile senators and a Republican, praising
the book "Lost Soldiers" -- the first book the Allen campaign had
Speaking to Washington Post radio, Webb said, "I mean we can go and
read Lynne Cheney's lesbian love scenes if you want to, you know, get
graphic on stuff."
Cheney then told CNN, "Jim Webb is full of baloney. I have never
written anything sexually explicit."
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out a news release
listing sexual passages in books by Cheney and other GOP
conservatives, including Dick Cheney's former chief of staff I. Lewis
"Scooter" Libby and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The DSCC said Cheney's books featured brothels and attempted rape.
Though asked by CNN, Cheney did not discuss the imagery included in
Cheney is promoting a new book she's written for children.
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