by Al Franken
The 2004 paperback, with added material on the utterly baseless Fox lawsuit over the subtitle ("a fair and balanced look at the right". What can one say about this book? It’s enormously funny but at the same time rage-inducing. The sheer hypocrisy of the right is one thing, but the fact is that Bush’s administration is destroying American values and the middle class. That is no exaggeration and no joke. Franken paints a picture of a Bush who is no amusing bumbler, but a shrewd, if ignorant, politician using a false stupidity as a front. His deliberate lies and anti-intellectual attitude brought about a war that has cost so far 430 billion dollars, even as he cuts all programs that might possibly benefit American society, and rewards big corporations for despoiling God’s creation. A truly evil presidency.