Friday, January 16, 2004

Aluminum Hats in Abundance?

I don't know, maybe the left wing reads more, but a look at the New York Times best seller list for nonfiction hard cover books certainly indicates that the non-Bush crowd is gathering steam and speaking bluntly about White House ventriloquist Karl Rove and his hapless puppet, Dubya.
While there are a few best sellers that represent the dark side, I'll let the right-wing Bloggers tell you about them. Suffice it to say, Bill O'Reilly is one of the authors, but even he's been taking potshots lately at Dubya over his inane amnesty for illegals/Vincente Fox ass kissing scheme.

Number one:
"Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)" Al Franken's satirical critique of the rhetoric of the right-wing pundits and politicians.

Number two:
"Dude, Where's My Country?" Michael Moore's call for a regime change in Washington.

Number nine:
"Had Enough?" James Carville rips into the GOP and inspires Democrats to get active.

Number thirteen:
"The Funny Thing is" Ellen Degeneris. Big lovable lesbian liberal. Her book's not political but her very presence on the NYT bestseller list is.

Number eighteen:
"Bushwhacked" Molly Ivins. As a revered Texas pundit who knows the shady Bush family history well, Ivins pulls no punches, pushes the envelope and never gets sued for libel.

Number twenty-one:
"Living History" Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Number twenty-six:
"Madam Secretary" Madeleine Albright, our last competent Secretary of State.

Ron Suskind's new book, "The Price Of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill," hasn't hit the NYT Bestseller list yet, but it will.
Efforts to discredit O'Neill, who served in two other GOP administrations besides this one and enjoyed a respected reputation as CEO of Alcoa Aluminum, seem groundless, shrill and petty.
Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter. Hardly wearing a colander on his head, yet the right-wing claims he merged with O'Neill to perpetrate a cruel hoax against the American people. Few had bothered to read the book before reaching that conclusion, but hey, why let a little thing like that cloud their vision?

Stupidity is most amusing when it's this palpable.

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