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The Truth (with Jokes)

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Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Thema 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. <BR>Because after Lies, comes The Truth. <BR>Al reveals the alarming story of how: <BR>7Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of "fear, smear, and queers," and then claimed a nonexistent mandate<BR>7Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make "a great political issue"<BR>7Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from Vladimir Lenin<BR>7Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror show <BR>This is truly a book for everyone. <BR>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. <BR>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. <BR>And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Notbecause 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. <BR>In any case, enjoy the book. <P>

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Franken, Al
Brilliance Audio
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Franken, Al
Franken, Al
Franken, Al
Topic - Political
United States - 21st Century
Government - U.S. Government
Government - Executive Branch
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Politics - General
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