The Cat And The Mitt's a hit
Amid the barkers and the jesters and the Occupy folks and the plain-barking-mad working the margins in Tampa, Loren Spivack may well be the happiest camper of the lot.
Spivack, 46, is a "business consultant" and self-styled "free-market warrior" from Amherst, Mass. Or at least he used to be. But here in at RNC Spivack's turbo-conservative children's book parody, The Cat And The Mitt, is, emerging as the go-to souvenir for many GOP faithful.
Toronto Star: "So does this mean you're a writer now?"
Spivack, with slight surprise: "I suppose I am?!? I've sold many thousands of these. This is really fun. And somewhat lucrative. I guess this will be my occupation."
The book riffs along in Suess-speak, starring President Barack Obama as the reckless feline. Example: "'Let's be clear,'" said the cat/I know just what to do/I'll take over GM/And then Chrysler too!"
Spivack is already thinking sequel, though he won't say if the next hardcover parody will play on Dr. Suess or draw inspiration elsewhere.
"It depends how the election goes. If Obama gets re-elected, I might be looking at The Cat Came Back," he said.