Rove probably fixed the Emmy nominations, too. 15 for The Sopranos and none for Jason Isaacs in Brotherhood? Conspiracy, I tell you. At least Shatner and Spader got theirs, despite near-constant criticism of the Bush administration on Boston Legal.
By the way, if by some chance those early books do turn out to be fakes planted by Scholastic to distract people from trying to steal the real thing (and fake subpoenas and injunctions as part of that conspiracy), I will happily send them another $20, because that would be so brilliant.