That best-selling author, Barack Obama, is scheduled to appear at a campaign fundraiser in New York on June 18, hosted by members of the publishing industry.
That would be the same President Obama whose administration filed anti-trust cases against five leading publishers in April, claiming they exercise an abusive monopoly.
In any other field of business, the timing would suggest a classic political shakedown - Nice little literary business you got here. It would be a shame if anything were to happen to it - or an attempt by a shady commercial interest to grease its way in Washington.
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