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Take Them at Their Words: Startling, Amusing and Baffling Quotations from the G.O.P., Their Friends and a Few Others

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In the wake of the Republican Revolution of 1994, when the G.O.P. won majority status in the U.S. House of Representatives and House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America made best-seller lists, Bruce J. Miller began collecting the verbal and rhetorical gems of freshman Republicans and their many friends in the media — as well as a smattering of oddities from the other end of the political spectrum. Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide variety of sources such as the Congressional Record, radio and television, newspapers, books, magazines and websites. The quotes are grouped under headings like "Earth day at the G.O.P." and "Love Thy Neighbor." Twelve contemporary political cartoons are also included. Here are a few samples:

"[Sarah Brady] ought to be put down. A humane shot at a veterinarian's would be an easy way to do it. I wish she would just keep wheeling her husband around, wiping the saliva off his mouth once in a while — and leave the rest of us damn well alone." — Bob Mohan, talk radio host from Phoenix, Arizona, speaking on station KFYI about gun control activists Sarah and James Brady, 4-29-95.

"If I was still in office I would be raping and pillaging throughout the intelligence community to get to the bottom of this." — Then-retired Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, testifying before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about the exposure of U.S. troops to chemical weapons during the Persian Gulf War, 4-18-97.

"...Now depending on your circumstances and the nature of the attack, you might do better by staying put. Or it might be better to get away. You should understand and plan for both possibilities. Think about fresh water, food, and clean air." — From a voice recording of Tom Ridge at the Dept of Homeland Security, 1-800-BE-READY, 4-9-03.

Synopsis:

Bruce J. Miller and Diana Maio present an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide variety of sources.

Synopsis:

Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking, and revealing compendium of governmental quotes taken from a wide variety of sources such as the Congressional Record, radio and television, newspapers, books, magazines and Web sites.

Synopsis:

In the wake of the Republican revolution of 1994, when the G.O.P. won majority status in the U.S. House of Representatives and House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America made best-seller lists, Bruce J. Miller began collecting the verbal and rhetorical gems of freshman Republicans and their many friends in the media—as well as a smattering of oddities from the other end of the political spectrum. Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide variety of sources such as the Congressional Record, radio and television, newspapers, books, magazines and websites. The quotes are grouped under headings like "Earth day at the G.O.P." and "Love Thy Neighbor." Twelve contemporary political cartoons are also included.

About the Author

Bruce J. Miller has written for public radio in Chicago and Iowa City. He is a special contributor to the RedEye edition of the Chicago Tribune and co-author, with his wife Julia Anderson-Miller, of Dreams of Bill: A Collection of Funny, Strange and Downright Peculiar Dreams about our President, Bill Clinton (Citadel Press, 1994). He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780897335218
Introduction by:
Sidney Blumenthal
Cartoons by:
Mike Luckovich
Illustrator:
Luckovich, Mike
Author:
Maio, Diana
Author:
Luckovich, Mike
Author:
Miller, Bruce Joshua
Author:
Miller, Bruce J.
Author:
Blumenthal, Sidney
Publisher:
Academy Chicago Publishers
Location:
Chicago, Ill.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Parties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
151-R
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
369
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Bruce J. Miller and Diana Maio present an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide variety of sources.
"Synopsis" by , Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking, and revealing compendium of governmental quotes taken from a wide variety of sources such as the Congressional Record, radio and television, newspapers, books, magazines and Web sites.
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In the wake of the Republican revolution of 1994, when the G.O.P. won majority status in the U.S. House of Representatives and House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America made best-seller lists, Bruce J. Miller began collecting the verbal and rhetorical gems of freshman Republicans and their many friends in the media—as well as a smattering of oddities from the other end of the political spectrum. Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide variety of sources such as the Congressional Record, radio and television, newspapers, books, magazines and websites. The quotes are grouped under headings like "Earth day at the G.O.P." and "Love Thy Neighbor." Twelve contemporary political cartoons are also included.
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