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Book Rec: Smells LIke Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire

6 February 2008 at 4:27:20 PM

by Matt Taibbi. Great, great book, and it reminds me of how the Republicans ran this country into the ground.. As he says at the end.

.you can boil the whole sordid mess downto a few basic concepts. Sloth. Greed. Abuse of Power. Hatred of democracy. Government as a cheap bakcroom deal, finished in time for thirty-six holes of the world's best golf. If we have learned nothing else in the Bush years, it's that this Congress cannot be reformed. The only way to change it is to get rid of it.

That was written BEFORE the last election but still applies as long as the crooks who are still being investigated, like Jerry Lewis, are still around.

P.S. If you want to see something scary, go read the excerpts of the letter from Duke Cunningham. I missed this at the time, but the man is not close to literate.

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