Election Year Books
Here's my current list of "Election Year Books."
Yes, most of them are about how George W. has screwed up America and lied to us
all. If you want a list of reading materials for the Right, visit the
RNC home page or
click here (I wouldn't know where to start).
Books I've read (or am reading)
Where's My Country? by Michael Moore
After watching "Bowling for Columbine," Michael Moore became my new hero. I
really wasn't much of a fan before that. "Bowling's" exploration of America
and its love affair with guns is a jumping off point for the culture of fear
we live in. "Dude, Where's My Country" is a scathing review of the Bush
record, filled with little-known facts, humorous diatribes, and letters to
George. (My favorite little-known fact: Hours after 9-11, Bush allowed the Bin Laden family
members who were in America to fly back to Saudi Arabia right.
The rest of America was grounded.)
- Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and
Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken
Driving across Eastern Washington with my wife and
son, I began listening to this book on CD. The first chapter alone had us
crying with laughter (well, maybe not my son, who's three). The book appears to be an attack on the right-wing
media. Franken makes mincemeat of Ann Coulter by Chapter 3. Of course, he
did have a team of Harvard researchers helping him.
- The Price
of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul
O'Neill by Ron Suskind
I found out about this book while watching 60 Minutes. Watching the
interviews with O'Neill stunned me. Here was an insider crying foul on the
tax cuts for the rich and questioning the abilities of the president. I
think this will be one of the most damning documents of the Bush
Administration, exposing the biggest lie of them all: Bush and his bandits
were planning on invading Iraq well before 9-11.
Lives of the U.S. Presidents by Cormac O'Brien, Monika Suteski (Illustrator)
As the title suggests, this book explores
little-known facts about U.S. Presidents. Most interesting are the decisions of the presidents as they
try to deal with abolition, and especially Abraham Lincoln's courageous
fight where others had failed. (I heard Hillary Clinton say
that Lincoln is probably our greatest president, and reading the facts in
this book only confirmed that.) My favorite funny fact was that President Ford
used to fart (a lot) and blame the Secret Service.
On my reading list
- Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of
Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq by Sheldon Rampton, John C. Stauber
Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of
Bush by Kevin Phillips
- The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of
Deception by David Corn
Bushwhacked : Life in George W. Bush's America
Dubose, Molly Ivins