It’s only fiction, but is it legal?

teaperson writes “Although this was discussed already when reported by the Independent, the Christian Science Monitor’s book editor, Ron Charles, gives his take on Nicholson Baker’s upcoming book:

‘The last time a US president and Nicholson Baker appeared in the same sentence, the subject was sex: In 1998, Kenneth Starr discovered that the world’s most famous intern had given Bill Clinton a copy of Mr. Baker’s erotic novel “Vox.”…

Baker’s newest work, “Checkpoint,” is literary fiction, and

…it carries Michael Moore’s case against Mr. Bush to extremes that the partisan moviemaker has never dared approach. It may also be the most specifically articulated argument about killing a sitting US president ever published by a major commercial publisher.’