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Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America

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Publisher Comments:

A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America.

Review:

"Ivins's mordant wit, political passion and uninhibited energy are unique among political writers and translate into entertaining reading for anti-Bushites." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Bushwhacked, without a doubt, will prove itself one of the most important books of the year." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Dubose and the razor-tongued Ivins have done their homework, offering a well-researched, comprehensive examination of the dark side of the Bush administration's agenda, served up with enough saucy language and humor to make it an entertaining read." Rocky Mountian News

Review:

"[T]he writing...is pure Ivins, frank and funny and eminently readable." Ilene Cooper, Booklist

Review:

"The book overflows with anecdotes about hard-working Americans...injured by Bush's policies. Bolstered by facts and figures, it skillfully summarizes the case against Bush." David Grenberg, The Washington Post

Synopsis:

Ivins and Dubose take the wire brush to the Bush presidency and show how they believe he has applied the same flawed strategies he used in governing Texas to running the largest superpower in the world.

About the Author

Molly Ivinss column is syndicated to more than three hundred newspapers from Anchorage to Miami. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, she is the former co-editor of The Texas Observer and the former Rocky Mountain bureau chief for The New York Times. Her freelance work has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Harpers Magazine, and other publications. She has a B.A. from Smith College and a masters in journalism from Columbia University. Her first book, Molly Ivins Cant Say That, Can She?, spent more than twelve months on the New York Times bestseller list.

Lou Dubose has worked as a journalist in Texas for twenty years. He has been editor of The Texas Observer and politics editor of The Austin Chronicle, and is the co-author of Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush. His freelance work has appeared in The Nation, Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Liberty, Texas, Vindicator, and other publications. He is currently working on a book about Tom Delay. He lives with his wife, Jeanne Goka, in Austin.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Aloha, Harken 3
2 Julia Jeffcoat's Jobless Recovery 20
3 Class War 31
4 The Blues in Belzoni 50
5 Leave No Child Behind 72
6 Green Rabbits and Yellow Streams 97
7 Kill the Messenger 112
8 Ready to Eat? 125
9 Dick, Dubya, and Wyoming Methane 152
10 Warm in the White House 175
11 The United States of Enron 184
12 Army Surplus: Two Veterans at Enron 204
13 God in the White House 214
14 Dubya Bush's Bench 228
15 Shrub II: The Empire Strikes Back 248
16 State of the Union 276
17 What Is to Be Done? 293
Acknowledgments 307
Sources 309
Index 333

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713118
Author:
Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Ivins, Molly
Author:
Dubose, Lou
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
June 1, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.81 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375713118 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ivins's mordant wit, political passion and uninhibited energy are unique among political writers and translate into entertaining reading for anti-Bushites."
"Review" by , "Bushwhacked, without a doubt, will prove itself one of the most important books of the year."
"Review" by , "Dubose and the razor-tongued Ivins have done their homework, offering a well-researched, comprehensive examination of the dark side of the Bush administration's agenda, served up with enough saucy language and humor to make it an entertaining read."
"Review" by , "[T]he writing...is pure Ivins, frank and funny and eminently readable."
"Review" by , "The book overflows with anecdotes about hard-working Americans...injured by Bush's policies. Bolstered by facts and figures, it skillfully summarizes the case against Bush."
"Synopsis" by , Ivins and Dubose take the wire brush to the Bush presidency and show how they believe he has applied the same flawed strategies he used in governing Texas to running the largest superpower in the world.
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