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Bizarre Politics
by Joe Rhatigan
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Charlesbridge, 2012 (2012)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The subtitle of this book says volumes - 'The Audacity, Stupidity, Incompetence, and General Idiocy of our Leaders ... Unfortunately!' With the U.S. presidential race in full swing this paperback will serve as a much needed antidote to assuage the negativity of the political blitz.

As you'll learn, the country has had a long, a very long, history of bizarre politics and the author has captured many of these moments here. He digs deeply into the loony bin to drag forth not only some pretty unlikely candidates for office but also shows how adept they were in the foot-in-mouth campaign speech. Of course, there are plenty of outrageous false promises or unabashed lies that were meant to lure gullible voters.

You'll meet the mule that got elected to office, a prison inmate who ran for Congress (that's sort of reversing the process I guess!) and other equally
amazing politicos.

Filled with tidbits that hopefully will elicit a chuckle or two, the contents of this humorous book underscore a simple fact. Some things seem to never change. When it comes to politics we have a long history of insane, inane, and often totally ludicrous behavior that makes one wonder how we have actually managed to make this system work for so long!

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