Skip to comments.First Page Of New Harry Potter Book Takes Swipe At Bush
Posted on 07/15/2005 10:25:17 PM PDT by Williams
Well the new Harry Potter book has arrived and I can report the first page of the first chapter contains an obvious jab at our president. The book begins with the British Prime Minister awaiting a phone call from the "President" of an unnamed distant country, and wondering when the "wretched man" would call.
As a fan of the books and for that matter of Rowling's personal story and success, I'm saddened that liberal madness had to invade this children's classic. The first chapter was otherwise perfectly enjoyable.
I'm not saying anything else in the chapter was intentionally connected to current events, but I had to draw the comparison with what has ended up in British headlines at the same time as the book release. In the book, the Prime Minister is dealing with unexplained events, at least some of which could be terrorist like. Indeed, they are the work of sinister forces. Whereas I'm sure in this book series, ultimate help will come from the wizarding world, in reality Britain needs the support of the leader J.K. Rowling refers to as that "wretched man." How sadly misguided.
One more reason why some kids minds are mush and now match their parents minds, imo
Is there a Briton with any courage left?
hmmm. wonder when "Harry Potter and the Tin-Foilers" will be published?
How pathetic, I have never wasted my time on any of the Harry Potter books, and this is just one more reason not to start
I heard Tony Snow today and he said he likes the Harry Potter books. Wonder if he will have any feedback on this one.
This is a joke, right?
Not all Presidents are the President of the United States of America.
Brits spend their days hatimg us.
Don't be fooled.
As I have stated, before, the UK is NOT a large island of proper white folks with bad choppers.
Send me some pictures of pasty folks around Picadilly.
I'll wait right here.
I think you are speculating WAY TOO MUCH..
No it's not a joke and I love the Harry Potter books and movies, but do you think the extraneous reference to a "president" of a distant country who is a "wretched man" is referring to the president of Indonesia perhaps? Please and on the first page no less.
Just think about it. Bush will live on forever in a book where he saves their country. You couldn't ask for better PR. It's the Prime Minister who should be ashamed, berating the very person who will come to his rescue. It shows what a shallow and weak person he is.
Considering British attitudes, the "wretched man" would most likely be the President of France.
Plenty of great classical literature out there just begging to be read, by creative geniuses who don't use their art as vehicles for propaganda ... especially inane propaganda.
France woulda been my bet. :-)
She made a point of saying a "distant country." France is next door, a stone's throw across the Channel. Face it, she meant America and Bush.
Is this the Harry and the Purple Crayon book?
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