Oh my. Big news today. It seems like the state of Texas has decided to protect its citizens from romance novels.
That has got to be the biggest issue facing taxpayers, right? Except for budget shortfalls, a failing infrastructure, severe cuts in education... but, as soon as we take care of those sassy books, all of our other pressing problems will go away. Right?
They're suing author Christy Craig, her publisher (Hachette Book Group) and Barnes & Noble over the use of their trademark motto, Don't Mess with Texas.
"The book," TxDOT's suit says, "contains numerous graphic references to sexual acts, states of sexual arousal, etc." Selling it at Barnes & Noble, which sells many TxDOT materials with the slogan, would cause irreparable harm, the agency says.
Maybe the city of Las Vegas needs to get busy suing the makers of the movie What Happens in Vegas. I hear there might be s-e-x in that one, too.
Then the citizens of both Nevada and Texas can rest easier at night, knowing their tax dollars are being put to good use. In the mean time, I think I'm going to buy a copy of Christie Craig's new book.