| US House of Representatives member Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio),|
announcing the renaming of French fries to Freedom Fries in 2003.
When Michael decided to write a script about the aftermath of the Bush years, he used the Freedom Fries reminiscence as a trigger for a change of heart of (or in) the former president---with predictably unpredictable consequences for him and a few other people.
Michael finished the script quickly but couldn't get it produced. So he decided to turn it into a novel. The manuscript is still unfinished because (1) he developed second thoughts about the libel-legal feasibility of the whole thing (the main characters do fairly funny things) and (2) he started to work on a new novel, Green Eyes.
Most of the available Freedom Fries draft was published on this blog. All FF posts were removed a month ago when Michael decided to revamp this blog as a platform for the Green Eyes.
But we are having second thoughts now, whence the decision to re-introduce the Freedom Fries in a new changed format, with longer fragments posted occasionally.
Here's the first installment.