Franken’s landmark bestseller, Lies, and
the Lying Liars Who Tell Them…a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was
praised as a “bitterly funny assault” (New
York Times) that rang “with the moral clarity of an angel’s trumpet”
(Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a
powerful and provocative message for all Americans.
reveals the alarming story of how Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of
“fear, smear, and queers,” and then claimed a nonexistent mandate; Republicans
decided that Terri Schiavo would make “a great political issue”; Conservatives
sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from: Vladimir
Lenin; and Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror show.
is truly a book for everyone. If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside
partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build
together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
(Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must
show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust
and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or
Bible. If you’re a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even most of
all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is
among America’s finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush
administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican
Congress. And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found
this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn’t
do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations
to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called “failed” states but because his
countrymen evidently failed to listen. In any case, enjoy the book. Download and start listening now!