Yes, but the real question at this point is, "Would you swap Obama out for John Edwards?"
If the book was funny I might be able to slog my way through it, but come on, a book that reveals that politicians are scumbags? This is not news, except for those that think that Baracky is the fucking second coming.
If I am going to read about politics I will hold on to my tattered Parliament of Whores, still the best book on that den of thieves in DC. More relevant today than in the past.
If only the blogs and on-demand publishing had been around in ol' Ben Franklin's time.
I'd love to read a write-up of his adventures.
OH! And imagine reading about Jefferson's little fling with Miss Sally.
Funny. They managed to screw around. Find time for adventure. Invent and patent various devices. And still found time to author and sign the Declaration of Independence.
Oh how today's ruling class must make them spin in their graves.
John Edward's Two Americas schtick was a kinder, gentler class warfare. It's hard to say that he'd be noticably better than Obama. Fucking us slightly less internationally, and slightly more domestically.
The silver lining would be the schadenfreude of seeing two Dem Presidents in a row that can't keep their dangly parts in their pants.
And imagine reading about Jefferson's little fling with Miss Sally.
Which most likely didn't happen. Sally's kids are the children of a Jefferson, but not necessarily Thomas. Prolly his shiftless brother.
WEll, Dicentra, so the right-wing fascist consipracy would have you think. If the National Enquirer had been around during those days, we would know the real story!
Or, You know, at the very least, we could watch Perez Hilton tearing apart the whole powdered wig thing.
Boy, I'll take mine straight up. Fresh ground beans of course, and a shot of BBBC on the side.
Go on...get after it.
(I was going to offer the metaphor of no light being able to escape a black hole, but that would be racist, like Harry Reid).
To the contrary V-Man. It is a perfect description of the lack of light (transparency) in this blackest and darkest of administrations and Congress. Well said.
"-- tiny of brainpan, but convinced I am ordained by the gods."
I do believe that a certain amount of conceit is a part of every political persona, just part of their basic makeup, and I can accept that. After all, they can say, "I have been elected because people want ME to be their leader!!"
But the 'ordained by the gods" part tends to burn me quite a bit. No more ordinary citizen, no more guy next door, no longer someone you could run into in their home town.
They have stepped up, become an elected official, and, therefore -- in their minds, evidently -- have also magically become more knowledgeable and know better what the people need than even the people themselves. You can almost see them glowing when they speak, they are so special.
And when I say that, John Edwards comes to mind. Never thought he was anything but a complete, in-your-face, slimy, fake, phony.
Wonder when he'll run again?
Apparently, I'm in the minority who thinks this latest mouth-fart from Reid is his action least deserving of apology.
I don't see racism there (though he may be a racist, for all I know), any more than I see idiocy (though I know him to be an idiot). He was proving himself to be master of the obvious. No, we don't want politicians throwing gang signs during their campaigns. Obama knew how to properly play the campaigning (if not the governing) game. BFD. Where's the offense?
The book will be interesting, but for reasons other than Reid's truly innocuous comment. But I second the emotion of Cocklebur - this has all been done, surely far better, by PJ O'Rourke.