, July 08, 2009
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LIBERALS, GET READY FOR A TREAT!
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Posted 7/8/2009: If you’re a liberal, progressive, independent or just plain middle-of-the-roader in the game of politics, you will adore this book. You really, really should NOT miss it. It will make you laugh and cry. It will inform you. It will entertain you with a face-paced love story about a romance between a young liberal and a young conservative.
The author very realistically and unobtrusively peppers her book with a rainbow of all the different kinds of people sheltered under the big beautiful wing of the Liberal Way of looking at the world: black Americans, lesbians, the elderly, a biracial couple, a liberal activist who takes on Fixed Noise (aka Fox News), and a female university Classics professor and ardent supporter of the Democratic Party (mother of the main character, Pandora Duncan).
The author also, however, manages to pull in – again, unobtrusively – a set of sterling representatives of the Other Side – the Neo Cons: a Christian fundamentalist; a hack for one of Dubya’s henchman; and a main character whose family is so close to the Bushes that George Herbert and Barbara attend his mother's (this character is Jerry, the physician turned soldier who is also Pandora’s fiancé).
All this makes for a rollicking good read as well as a view straight from the American trenches – with lots of humor pitched in to soften the blows -- of the horrors of Dubya’s first four years as the pResident who managed to occupy our White House for a time. This book will walk you down memory lane, through that battleground that was America from 2000 to 2004, and will help you make sense of that indescribably horrific period in American history.
And last but not least, this book will treat you to some darn good writing, writing that will knock your socks off in places with its fresh, new and exciting descriptions of people, places and things.
Get your hands on a copy of this book; you won’t be sorry you did (unless of course you are a Neo-Con, or one of the remaining five people in the country who still think George Dubya smells like roses).