Scott Ott’s wonderful Scrappleface comes up with the perfect retort to Hillary Clinton’s recent call to raise taxes for the common good: “Publisher Revokes Hillary’s Advance for Common Good:”
In the same week that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, told a San Francisco audience that future President John Forbes Kerry will take money away from wealthy Americans “on behalf of the common good”, the former First Lady’s publisher announced it would not pay the $5.3 million deferred advance it owes for her book Living History.
“To get the publishing industry, and our company in particular, back on track, we’re going to cut that short and not give it to you,” a spokesman for Simon and Shuster reportedly told Mrs. Clinton. “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
Mrs. Clinton’s office released a statement saying she was “delighted to help cover the publisher’s losses from unpopular books by other authors, bad management decisions and bureaucratic waste.”