Honestly, Franken offers some great insight, some interesting ideas and is generally pretty funny. Though I know Franken has poked fun at the democrats and liberals in the past, this book is definitely written for liberals, so realize what you're getting. Conservatives and liberals have been calling one another liars for centuries. Chances are, if you're a conservative Republican, this book will just piss you off. If you're a liberal Democrat, this book will make you cheer and laugh out loud. Liberals enjoy! Conservatives enter with an open mind and light heart or look else where for your entertainment.
Somewhere under the overflowing, thinly veiled criticism of Pres. Obama and The sales pitch for the conservative Party line, there's a pretty good story with our favorite Clancy characters. The story is ruined by the author's political agenda. (BTW I do consider myself conservative and frankly agree with many of the characters' political opinions, but I don't need an idea shoved down my throat, repeatedly, over and over, without any additional plot development.)
No new news here. An enjoyable listen with moments of interest, particularly surrounding September 11th. Conservatives will cheer his reasoning and liberals (who actually finish listening) will still consider him a criminal. For those few reasonable men and women left with a open mind, you'll find this look back at Pres. Bush's Presidency unsurprising. The writing is uninspired and the explanations are superficial. Light reading at it's best. If you want a great book, read his father's autobiography.
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