Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway

Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway

A Vicious and Unprovoked Attack on Our Most Cherished Political Institutions

Book - 2001
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This book, which began as a study of recent Presidential elections, until we stopped having any, evolved into (1) a basic guide to our nation's capital, as it was before we moved it to Tallahassee (2) a primer to what-we-should-have-learned -in Civics-had-we been-paying attention (3) a learned commentary on politics.

It is, of course, none of those.

But it does contain major units on:

-"The Presidential Election Process, " subheaded "Goobers on Parade"

-A commentary on candidates, with verbatim quotes preserved for posterity, from forgotten figures in history like Bush-Quayle (the classic: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind as being very wasteful. How true that is.") to almost forgotten ones like Bush, Dub-yah ("I know how hard it is to put food on your family, " and "There is madmen in the world, and there are terror.").

-Dave's version of suitably re-written Constitution

-The transcript of a modern political ad campaign, complete with a subversive doing the voice-overs.

-Some of the funniest footnotes in the history of footnote fetish.

There is much more, of course, but it has to be (a) written (b) re-typed c) and then reviewed by our lawyers, those not involved in challenging the Supreme Court's right to life.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375502194
Branch Call Number: 320.9730207 Bar 3701 1
Characteristics: xvi, 180 pages : illustrations


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