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The Republicans won the White House and Congress in November. In Fall 2005, Al Franken strikes back. His new book picks up where Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off. Armed with an arsenal of facts and research (and comedy!), Al is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and their right-wing cronies. Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Al's hard-hitting work of political satire is poised to become the most talked about book of the year.

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Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them?a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a bitterly funny assault (The New York Times) that rang with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.Because after Lies, comes The Truth?.Al reveals the alarming story of how: ?Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of fear, smear, and queers, and then claimed a nonexistent mandate?Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make a great political issue?Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from? Vladimir Lenin?Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror showThis is truly a book for everyone.If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or Bible.If you're a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America's finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican Congress.And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn't do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called failed states. But because his countrymen evidently failed to listen. In any case, enjoy the book.

Synopsis:

Picking up where Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and the Al Franken Show leave off, Al delivers the most timely, controversial and laugh-out-loud funny book of the year: an insightful and hard-hitting work of political satire aimed at the Bush Administration, and the rest of the right.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593357887
Read:
Franken, Al
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Franken, Al
Read:
Franken, Al
Author:
Franken, Al
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.60x6.32x.60 in. .23 lbs.
Media Run Time:
720

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Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781593357887 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them?a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a bitterly funny assault (The New York Times) that rang with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.Because after Lies, comes The Truth?.Al reveals the alarming story of how: ?Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of fear, smear, and queers, and then claimed a nonexistent mandate?Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make a great political issue?Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from? Vladimir Lenin?Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror showThis is truly a book for everyone.If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or Bible.If you're a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America's finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican Congress.And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn't do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called failed states. But because his countrymen evidently failed to listen. In any case, enjoy the book.
"Synopsis" by , Picking up where Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and the Al Franken Show leave off, Al delivers the most timely, controversial and laugh-out-loud funny book of the year: an insightful and hard-hitting work of political satire aimed at the Bush Administration, and the rest of the right.
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