'O' author revealed to be McCain speechwriter

O-Mark-SalterImage Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP ImagesO, what a trip it’s been. Less than a month after politicos and journalists got themselves all frothed up over an Amazon.com posting for the anonymously written O: A Presidential Novel, the author has been unmasked. Mark Halperin of Time has confirmed that John McCain aide and speechwriter Mark Salter is the pen behind the work of speculative semi-fiction. Well, that was certainly quicker than with Primary Colors: Scribe Joe Klein managed to elude identification for about seven months back in 1996 when that anonymous political novel was published. Salter and Simon & Schuster head Jonathan Karp have yet to confirm this revelation.


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  • LOL

    GOP fears Obama.

    • Tom Strong

      No one fears Obozo.

      • Wottadoosh

        Gee Tom, it is really sad that you feel that way about yourself. It is kinda cute though that you give yourself such a gem of a nickname.

      • mark in nyc

        it’s going to be a long six years for you Tom

      • stan

        Sorry, all “bozo”-related nicknames, as well as “moron” and “intelligence-challenged”, are trademarked by George W. Bush Enterprises, Ink.

      • Dominic

        I’m offended Tom Strong used the name of a most awesome science hero! Sending Dhalua over there now, she’s scary!

      • Princess Leia

        Im offended too. Come on Every one loves Bozo the clown. I would vote for him before any Republican these days. OH and this book goes under the category ” SORE LOSERS” can be found in the book shelves next “has-beens”, and ” your 15mins are up”

      • Tom Strong’s Evil Twin

        Yep, that’s why they write these books and have a network full of hateful morons reading garbage from teleprompters.

    • DGH

      I don’t believe Obama’s own children fear him!

  • ashley

    stupid.
    i can’t believe anyone would spend money on that book.

    • Broody

      I can’t believe Rip Torn wrote it

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    • Tom Strong’s Evil Twin

      I can’t believe a publisher published it?

      No wait, I can…

  • clio

    Man, the unmasking of Klein was more fun, too, with the giant text analysis that NY Mag commissioned.

  • Mason

    Does this seem pathetic to anyone else?

  • DGH

    Why do people say the Republican party is dead? If it was dead then how did they take control of the house away from the Dems? Are the Dems that bad a leading that they get thrown out by a bunch of has-beens if so what does that say about Dems?

    • Um…

      please tell the voice inside your head that no one brought up that topic.

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