Wouldn’t it be nice if the clueless PR places that send out PR spam would at least take the time to read or at least look at the blogs they send this crap to? Here is a typical letter I get from “fans” who want to send me free stuff:br /br /blockquoteDear Dr. Helen,br / br /As a fan and avid reader, congratulations all around for the big victory this last election, definitely a team effort.br / br /And to spread the holiday cheer this season, I’d like to send you, on behalf of our publisher (a staunch Dem), comp. copies of our official 2007 George Bush Out of Office Countdown Calendar.br / br /It’s our bestselling contribution to the cause, and it’s flat hilarious; with a countdown to the glorious day when W gets the boot, and classic Bushisms on the dates he said them. Thought you might get a kick out of it. (www.sourcebooks.com)br / br /Whether you use them as a stocking stuffers or dartboards, thank you (and all the bloggers) for what you do. Again, I’d like to send you comp. copies for a gift, email me a shipping address and I can get them to you.br / br /Thanks,br /Tonybr / br /Tony Viardobr /Publicistbr /Sourcebooks, Inc.br /br /”Can’t stand the prez and his posse? Then look out for two new items in your local bookstore: The a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402207905?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1402207905″2007 George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown wall calendar: Two Years and Counting/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1402207905″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402209045?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1402209045″George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown Handbook: Hang in There, It’s Almost Over!,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1402209045″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /both filled with Dubya’s bloopers. Creator Deb Werksman says, ‘The experience of reading it is one of horror and hilarity at the same time…’ br /br / —U.S.News World Report, “Whispers,” August 14 issue /blockquotebr /br /My reply? “If you actually read my blog and were an ‘avid fan’ you would know that I would never want such a calendar.” As readers of my blog know, I just love “staunch” Democrats–yes, this blog just sings their praises all day. Right. Honestly, are PR people that damn lazy?