Posted by: Kevin | August 22, 2007

I Don’t Care How Many Books You’ve Read, You’re Still an Idiot

Pat Schroeder is the President of the American Association of Publishers.  One would think, that one of her primary jobs is to encourage reading amongst all Americans.  More reading, more books sold, more money for publishers, it’s not a complicated formula.  Sadly this formula is beyond the grasp of Ms. Schroeder, who said the following in response to the news that Liberals read more books on average than Conservatives.

“The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple slogans: ‘No, don’t raise my taxes, no new taxes,'” Pat Schroeder, president of the American Association of Publishers, said in a recent interview. “It’s pretty hard to write a book saying, ‘No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes’ on every page.”

She said liberals tend to be policy wonks who “can’t say anything in less than paragraphs. We really want the whole picture, want to peel the onion.”

Prior to her current job, Ms. Schroeder was a Colorado Democrat and one of Congress’ most liberal House members.  This quote would seem to indicate exactly why she is a FORMER member of the House of Representatives.  She is demonstrating exactly the same kind of thinking that she is accusing Republicans of and furthers the conservative narrative of Democrats as out of touch limousine liberals. 

Way to go Dumbass.  Not only does your quote not fly for your current job, it would have hurt you in your prior job. 



  1. you still don’t answer my question. I am an 8 year old girl in burlington and im try to write a book and I wpould like to see how many books are in the earth if you can find out this information email it to

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