My all time favorite movie is Gone with the Wind so Living By Scarlett Rules by Lisa Bertagnoli sounds like a book I can really get into.

At age 16, Lisa Bertagnoli read Margaret Mitchell’s classic Gone With the Wind. Scarlett O’Hara, the iconic southern belle, has been Bertagnoli’s muse ever since.

Scarlett Rules, Bertagnoli’s new book, focuses on the heroine’s resourcefulness and ingenuity in offering two dozen lessons for the modern woman. For instance, as the subhead advises, “When Life Gives You Green Velvet Curtains, Make a Green Velvet Dress.”

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is the scene in which Mammy fusses at Scarlett about Miss Ellen’s portieres. Scarlett decides she needs to make a new dress using the green velvet curtains and Mammy is suspicious about her motives. (and for good reason.)

For some reason this brings to mind Nancy Pelosi’s plans for measuring the drapes in Congress. It seems the woman has her eyes on Mr. Hastert’s po’teers. President Bush said yesterday she just might get the rug pulled out from under her.

Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have a clue about Scarlett’s rules. That’s one reason why she’s not going to be the Speaker and her side will not win back the House on November 7th.