Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them
The best part of a vacation is being able to read books. One of the books that we (my husband and I) read on vacation was “Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right” by Al Franken.
I had read Al’s past book, Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. It was hilarious. The latest book is a must read. Al Franken is such a clever writer. His musings of George Bush and the Conversative Media are so dead on that it makes you wonder what type of country are we living in? A scary one, as Al states. He goes after the conservative pundits who do not do any research, and rant on to the American public who actually believe everything that they tell them. Talking heads such as Bill Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Al takes his assistant down to the admissions office at Bob Jones University, posing as son and father, is frightening and hilarious at the same time. He writes about a possible 3 person play where a waitress is lamenting to the lawyer (her customer) about how excited she is about the Bush tax cuts. The lawyer explains the reality of the tax and that to get that tax cut she is actually looking thousands in other benefits, gives great insight into the misperception that most American have come to believe. It is brilliant.
The book is witty and entertaining yet gives incredible insight into the realities of the present administration. You want to stand up on a table and scream!
Perhaps Al Franken should consider running for President?