Bushwhacked brings to light the horrendous legacy of the Bush tax cut, his increasingly appalling environmental record, his administration's involvement in the Enron scandal, and the real Bush foreign policy - botched nation building in Kabul and Baghdad, alienation of former allies - and, unfortunately, much more. Ivins and Dubose go beyond the too frequently soft media coverage of Bush to show us just how damaging his policies have been to ordinary Americans - "the Doug Jones Average," rather than the Dow Jones Average. Bushwhacked is filled with sharp observation, humor and compassion for the people often ignored by the federal government and the Washington press corps.
With the war on terrorism posing unprecedented challenges to our civil liberties, and with the Bush economic policy in shambles, it is high time for a close look at the state of our Union. Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose provide just that in Bushwhacked - an incisive, entertaining and damning indictment of the Bush presidency.
©2003 Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Published By Arrangement With Random House Audio Publishing Group, A Division of Random House, Inc.
"Ivins's mordant wit, political passion, and uninhibited energy are unique among political writers." (Publishers Weekly)
"[Ivin's] reporting is so detailed and writing so witty that even those who come to the book undecided about Bush will likely be outraged by the time they finish it." (Amazon.com)
"Frank and funny and eminently readable." (Booklist)
A brilliant book read by an eqully brilliant reader. Anna Fields captured the spirit, voice, sentiment, and intellectual power of Molly Ivins writing.
I used to think if a book was fantasy, devoid of facts, it would be listed as Fiction. If your the type of person that enjoys Bush-bashing then this is the book for you. For me, I would rather read real history!
Although a little "whining" at times, this book is well researched and logical in thought. Presents historical and factual examples of how we all have been "wacked" by the "W" and his buddies
Save your money - more angry rhetoric about the right. Take a nap instead of reading this nonsense ... time better spent!
Molly Ivins should be ashamed to call herself a Texan. She has learned well from Al Franken - if you can't write and your books don't sell, just put an influential conservative on the cover and trash him in your book and you'll have a million helpless liberals pony up the cash to pile on. If you want to get a taste of what hell will truly be like, treat yourself to this unabridged marathon of fingernails on the chalkboard drivel. Just be thankful she doesn't host a radio talk show.
More pulp from the partisan attack contingent. Good grief. The Moores, Frankens and Ivins of the world would have more credibility if they were a little more balanced. This book is marginally more thoughtful than Moore's or Franken's but more disturbing in that it comes from a self hating Texan that built her career pandering to the Northern press. Argh.
Gee, I've lived in Texas the entire time Bush was Govenor, and some facts bear repeating: 1. He defeated an incumbant 2. He was re-elected. 3. He set the state right on the direction for our educational system (no more social promotions) and fiscal policies. 4. Texas voted for him for president, and will again. Where does she get these anti-Bush people? What planet is she from? He was a popular Govenor, and is a popular president...despite the looney ramblings of socialists like the author. In Texas we would call this menudo (tripe)
If hate is your thing this diatribe is for you. Pure vitriol spewed by a woman with a black heart and a losers tongue. Save your time and money and pass on this exercise in self loathing disguised as a critique of the president. The monotonous tone of the reader coincides well with the constant thumping of the president ad nauseum. A good book for those who need help falling asleep.
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