Make a $250 donation to Obama via the organizer's Obama fundraising page and author Ayelet Waldman will send you a tote bag with ten autographed books, randomly chosen from the donations she's received from hundreds of authors. (Don't forget to send your address in the "note" field at the bottom.)
News of the program came at a particularly good time - I've been very impressed with Obama's proposals regarding the banking crisis, and simultaneously disgusted by the way Republican leadership wants to throw our money at the problem without any oversight or desire for repayment. ("[The $700 billion number is] not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." What?)
And then of course there's John McCain's petulant whining over the debate scheduling, because he's apparently incapable of thinking about both the economy and the debate over the next two days. (Inability to multitask is one of many things that should functionally disqualify you from the Presidency.)
So today's a good day to donate... and a pile of books is a good reason to do so, I think.