Idiots, Hypocrites, Demagogues, and More Idiots: Not-So-Great Moments in Modern American Politics

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 4, 2008 - Humor - 240 pages
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There's nothing more enjoyable than when political bigwigs stick their feet in their mouth. Whether discussing foreign policy, the choice of vice-presidential running mate, the State of the Union, or the state of their marriage, the chances to screw up political careers are seemingly endless. In Idiots, Hypocrites, Demagogues, and more Idiots, humorist Paul Slansky gathers together some of the most outrageous, hypocritical, self-serving, demagogic, criminal, offensive, surreal, and just plain idiotic moments in American politics over the last fifty years. With deliciously subversive sections entitled "Inaccurate Prognostications," "Delicious Wallows In Schadenfreude," "Bizarre Blurts," and "Freudian Slips," this book brings together the worst mistakes America's politicians, policy-makers, and wonk-heads ever had the audacity to commit-sometimes two or three times.
 

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With the rise of the 24-hour news cycle, "opportunities to screw up have increased exponentially" for politicians, paving the way for this studied catalog of official gaffes. The New Yorker and ... Read full review

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Paul Slansky is the author of The Clothes Have No Emperor and The George W. Bush Quiz Book. His work is frequently featured in the New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles.

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