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Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress

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Theres a reason The Nation, Americas leading progressive magazine, named Robert Wexler the countrys “Most Valuable Congressman.” It's the same reason right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh refers to him as “disgusting.” It's because for the last twelve years Wexler has been Congresss most outspoken liberal — taking on George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Alberto Gonzales, General David Petraeus, and, when necessary, even his own party.

In Fire-Breathing Liberal, Wexler brings readers onto the floor of the House and puts them at the center of some of the last decades biggest controversies. He passionately describes how he defended Bill Clinton from impeachment and how he stood up against the Bush brothers when the “butterfly” ballots in his Florida district wrongly decided the 2000 presidential election. He also offers an honest and brutal assessment of the Iraq war and explains why he has become a leader in the movement to impeach Vice President Cheney. And, with warmth and wit, Wexler shares some of the funniest stories from the corridors of Congress, including how he became The Colbert Reports most talked-about guest.

This is a remarkably candid first-person account of recent political history that shows government as it has rarely been seen — by a Democrat in the middle of the storms.

Synopsis:

Five-term Florida Democrat Rep. Wexler gives fascinating insights into the workings of Congress and puts readers at the center of some of the most significant political events of the last ten years. 8-page b&w photo insert.

About the Author

Robert Wexler is a six-term Democratic congressman representing Florida's 19th district. A member of the House Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Financial Services committees, he was named "Most Valuable Congressman" by The Nation in 2007 and one of "The 50 Most Effective Legislators in Congress" by Congressional Quarterly. He and his wife, Laurie, have three children.
 
David Fisher is an author and journalist who has co-written fifteen New York Times bestsellers. He most recently co-authored William Shatners memoir, Up Till Now.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312366445
Subtitle:
How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress
Author:
Wexler, Robert
With:
Fisher, David
Author:
er
Author:
Fisher, David
Author:
Fish, David
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Government - Legislative Branch
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Edition Description:
Fan
Publication Date:
20090707
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 8-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.665 in

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