Wednesday, May 2, 2007

What does Mitt Romney love about Battlefield Earth?

In case you missed it, Mitt Romney recently declared that his favorite novel was L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth. Jon Swift knows why:

I'm sure that Romney must have had great sympathy for these misunderstood aliens who were trying to fit in to their new homeworld while at the same time defending their values by any means necessary. It's not easy being accepted when you're a furry nine-foot-tall, 1,000-pound alien with talons instead of fingernails. Being the governor of a blue state, Romney must have felt a bit like an alien himself.
Believe it or not, I've actually read Battlefield Earth. The whole thing. The reason was that I was going to Mexico and needed a big ol' book to keep me busy. I wouldn't call it great, or even particularly good, but it's not as terrible as many people make it out to be. You can't even tell it was written by a crazy person.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should see the movie. You can definetly tell it was written by a crazy person. A crazy person who grasped enough of the English language to be able to pump out a script with little regard for coherent character development or engaging plot, or even originality.

But hey, nice special effects, eh?