Heroes & Hypocrites: Poems of Politics

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Humor - 124 pages
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In this collection of poems about politics and political life in America, Earl Baker tells the reader how our system of democracy really works in practice. Written to entertain as well as inform, it reveals how people in politics think and feel, what motivates them, and what makes our system successful despite the flaws and quirks. Taking his cue from Ogden Nash, Earl uses verse to express his thoughts with tongue-in-cheek humor, and makes some serious points as well.
 

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Contents

Democracy
1
Women In Politics
7
Talking Heads
13
Dont Know Much About Art But I Know What I
19
The Political Process Person
25
The National Bird Not The Eagle
63
Political Patois
69
What Every Experienced Actor Knows
75
Simple And Complex
81
Let Us Eat Cake The Basic Aim Of Each Person
87
If You Want A Friend Get A Dog
93
Grist For The Mill
98
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Earl Baker has done it all in American political life. From being elected a Committeeman in his own town of Malvern, Pennsylvania, then three-term Chester County Commissioner, two-term Senator in the General Assembly, State Chairman of his party, to being a National Convention Delegate and Presidential Elector, he was on the ballot 16 times and never lost an election. He has also been a naval officer, college political science professor, corporate executive, government relations consultant, and is a member of the Chester County Library Board. Earl is uniquely qualified to write these poems from deep inside the culture of our political system! You can visit the Author's website at earlbaker.com to read more about his activities and interests and you may email him at earlbaker@earlbaker.com where your feedback is welcome.

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