Book of the Year -- 'Game Change!'
"PRESIDENT OBAMA has been on the receiving end of more flak -- courtesy of Mars Retrograde on his descendant, now re-approaching
Well, I suppose astrological whiz
"OK, for all you astrologers out there, the planet Mercury has been in retrograde since
COME ON, people, and all you doomsayers, the world did not jolt to an end when the
The President is still the one with the power. He can collect himself and his power and start throwing his weight around if he wants to. And, believe me, by the time it gets to be 2012, he will have both himself and the Democrats back in line and in force to command again the nation's faltering respect.
IF YOU want to refresh yourself on
You may believe you know what happened in that important election, but until you read these reporters, you can hardly imagine the amazing details. I know it has been hard to buy a copy of "Game Change." That's how hot this book became almost overnight.
I spent two days last week reading every single word of "Game Change" and never have I learned so much about American politics, nor have I had quite so much fun as reading the down, dirty juice on those we think we know and love and hate.
I do mean the people behind the candidates, the candidates and wannabes themselves, as well as
And there are totally believable unbelievable recordings of the behavior of Bill, Hillary, Sarah, John,
I feel their presentation of the major players is "right on" -- warts and all, plus the ubiquitous use of the four-letter, all-purpose Anglo-Saxon word "f---."
Ladies, gents and the cultured all employ this as an all-purpose verb, noun, and descriptive scream of anguish. It will soon lose its profane connection and if one wants to be truly emphatic, they can employ the ancient comic strip word of
The one phrase that constantly reoccurs in "Game Change" is the one uttered by every single candidate or public person. "The press is trying to ruin me! ... The press is trying to f--- me! ... The press is out to get me!" This feeling seems to be universal.
Well, good for the press and for journalists Halperin and Heilemann. They have done a yeoman job of American history and an examination of the political system that is unparalleled in its depiction of humanity, corruption, greed, ambition, hubris, paranoia and peril.
Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent or a Tea-sipper (I am sorry to say, that the latter "new" phrase used to be a description of students at the
It heartened me, however, to read that as
Nice to know there are still patriots in the trenches.
Read "Game Change"
-- there's a thrill of recognition on every page. The analysis of
As an American citizen, I have seldom spent a more rewarding and substantive time than in the two days it took me to carefully read "Game Change."
I don't know the authors. I have no axe to grind. But I know the startling truth of something when I see it.
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