Sent to you by Sean McBride via Google Reader: Romney Favors Hubbard
Novel via Alex Constantine's Blacklist by Alex Constantine on 11/15/08
April 30, 2007

“What’s your favorite novel?” is a perennial campaign question, the
answer to which presumably gives insight into leadership.

A Moby Dick lover may understand the perils of obsessively chasing of a
goal. A fan of To Kill a Mockingbird may well focus on racial justice.

When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the
Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to Battlefield Earth, a novel by
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a
film by John Travolta, a Scientologist.

A spokesman said later it was one of Mr. Romney’s favorite novels.
“I’m not in favor of his religion by any means,” Mr. Romney, a Mormon,
said. “But he wrote a book called Battlefield Earth that was a very fun
science-fiction book.” Asked about his favorite book, Mr. Romney cited
the Bible.
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