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A Banner Day for Bad Books

A Banner Day for Bad Books

4/20/2021 4:22:00 AM

A Banner Day for Bad Books

It’s a day that ends in -y, so naturally two of your enemies have signed major book deals. I mean, maybe for you, personally, it’s more than two—I’m just here to tell you about Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and former Attorney General William Barr , who are both getting paid boatloads of money to write their respective books.

during her confirmation hearings. In any case, what’s striking to me about the description is that Barrett has notably only served as a judge since 2017, so it would seem thatshe has very little experience to draw on with regards to “how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into how they rule.”

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It’s not yet clear what the angle of Barr’s book is—which is to say, how negative he’ll go on Trump. Barrstepped down from his postin December after the Electoral Collegecertified the 2020 election results, but praised Trump in his resignation announcement.

Of course, in some sense it matters very little what these books actually say. Anyone who has even the slightest brush with the Trump White House has been virtually guaranteed a book deal over the last four years, though Politico reports that some former Trump officials have hard a “tougher time” selling their stories.

And really, it should be much tougher: Setting aside the obvious moral questions about rewarding Trump associates with multimillion-dollar book deals,I’m not sure there’s anything new anyone could tell me about Trump’s time in the White House that I would find remotely interesting at this point.

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