The Truth (with Jokes)eBook - 2006
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Senator Al Franken, author of Giant of the Senate
Senator Al Franken’s landmark bestseller, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a “bitterly funny assault” (The New York Times) that rang “with the moral clarity of an angel’s trumpet” (The Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all of us.
In these pages, Senator Franken reveals the alarming story of how:• Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of “fear, smear, and queers,” and then claimed a nonexistent mandate.
• “Casino Jack” Abramoff, the Republicans’ nearest and dearest friend, made millions of dollars off of the unspeakable misery of the poor and the powerless. And, also, Native Americans.
• The administration successfully implemented its strategy to destroy America’s credibility and goodwill around the world.
Complete with new material for this paperback edition, The Truth (with jokes) is more than just entertaining, intelligent, and insightful. It is at once prescient in its analysis of right-wing mendacity and incompetence, and inspiring in its vision of a better tomorrow for all Americans (except Jack Abramoff).
Baker & Taylor
Picking up where the best-selling Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off, a new work of hard-hitting political satire draws on a wide range of resources to expose the mendacity of the Bush administration and its conservative Republican supporters. By the author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
9781101213339 (electronic bk.)