Alan Stang — John Sidney McCain and Perestroika Sunset
…But when I say “McCrud,” or “Hillary,” you don’t know where to start. In both cases, there is a lifelong train of unspeakable crime. In the womanoid’s career, for instance, there are those dozens of corpses, including the women and children who died in the massacre at Waco.
There is the rape victim she intimidated, to protect Attorney General husband Bill, the rapist. It continues today. As I write, she must testify in a trial for fraud in Los Angeles. And has she hired dozens of private detectives, just in case any of those 800 super delegates have anything in their pasts they could be blackmailed about, like bareback Client No. 9, who has just resigned as Governor of New York?In McCrud’s case, there are the fellow Navy pilots who died because of the information he gave the Communist enemy. Indeed, there are the some 132 men he killed himself on the U.S.S. Forrestal. Of course we shall go through all of this in pieces to come. We shall certainly cover Hussein, but he is not old enough to have done anything resembling the exploits of these others.
Right now, a few loyal readers tell me that Hat Halstead, one of the main characters in Perestroika Sunset, is a dead ringer for John McCrud. This is especially remarkable because when I wrote that book – one of my six novels – I knew very little about the putative Republican nominee, so he certainly was not in my mind. Yet, according to these readers, Perestroika turns out to immortalize him.
Perestroika Sunset is a novel about a decades-long Soviet scheme to seize power in the United States, using as pawns the POWS our government let the Soviets keep in Vietnam. A couple of readers tell me it brought them to tears, maybe because it is based squarely on the history. For instance, people who were present at some of the incidents it portrays, kindly corrected my version of the events. Perestroika was published in 1999.
One of those Perestroika readers says Congressman Hatton “Hat” Halstead “so closely resembles John McCain that it isn’t funny.” Here is her comparison, proving the point I was completely unaware of. Does this prove that “life imitates art,” or does it prove the opposite?……………..