As of yet there are no excerpts from Karl Rove's upcoming memoir which has been mistitled "Courage and Consequence". At 608 pages you would think that Simon and Schuster would be able to throw out a bone or two, but it's all being kept under wraps, so as of yet, we can only speculate as to how poor the book will actually be.
In fact, let's just look at it for it's size. 608 pages. Do you really want to read a book that won't really reveal anything at all about the man most appropriately known as "turdblossom"? I mean, it's not going to have any startling confessions about his hand in the Swift Boating of John Kerry, or the push-polling tactic used against John McCain, or his involvement in the Valerie Plame affair. Instead it's just going to be 608 pages of him espousing his conservative start with the College Republicans and his more obvious and mundane administrative work with various Republican campaigns. Probably nothing about his student deferments and missing eligibility transfer to the draft board in Maryland, nothing about his brush with Watergate, his two divorces, or anything else of real substance. He's not going to write a confessional or come anywhere close to the truth, so why read a single page of it much less 608 of them?
Courage and Consequence the book. A waste of trees for a minimum of content.
Courage and Consequence the album will not be a waste of trees. Vinyl records are made of polyvinyl chloride, a thermoplastic polymer. Up to 57% of it's mass is chlorine, which means that it requires less petroleum than other polymers, which means that you don't have to worry too much about massive consumption of fossil fuels when enjoying the music that it will produce. So listen to some emotive blasts about Karl Rove and forget about the 608 pages of pointless drivel about to be published by a man whose hand would be clammy and flacid and unpleasant to shake.