To counter the effects of the wingnuts’ going all happy happy joy joy over Chicago’s lost Olympic bid, I’ve been trolling Amazon for heavily discounted laughs on Bush hagiographies.
These are reviews for Jerry Bowyer’s 2003 gem, The Bush Boom: How a Misunderestimated President Fixed a Broken Economy. Brace yourselves: There's a foreword by Larry Kudlow! According to the book’s publisher, “If you like books by conservative authors Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Mona Cheran [sic], and Gary Aldrich, you'll love Jerry Bowyer.”
And if you don’t love those great thinkers, then you’ll write reviews like these.
*As a serious study of current political economy, this book is a joke. As an example of the total disconnection of conservatives with basic human reality, however, it is a tour de force.
*Finally! A book that proves the existence of an alternate universe. Obviously, a rip in the space/time continuum between this universe and the other universe where Bush is presiding over a “boom economy” opened up and this book fell through. Can there be ANY other explanation?
*Unintentionally hilarious cultural artifact! I read the title of this book and my jaw dropped. It’s a goof right? Wrong -- unfortunately the author was serious.
*It's really the perfect [gag] gift to a banker. Maybe wrap the book in Zimbabwean 100 million dollar bills or the like...
*Hahahahahaha! Haha, hahahaha ha hahahaha, hahahaha.
Works like a charm every time.
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