NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, July 3, 2008

HOMO POLITICUS

by Dana Milbank



Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes that Run Our Government is a quick, humorous, but unsettling look at the behaviors of the people that lately have been the movers, shakers and "deciders" of the United States. Everyone from elected officials of all levels and parties to journalists, lobbyists and lowly staffers are open game. Written loosely in the form of an anthropological study, the book would be outright hilarious if it didn't make you want to cry at the pathetic, selfish, greedy and often criminal activities that are rampant in Washington D.C. There I go again using my outdoor voice. . . :-) I'll go back to my historicals now before I start getting all soap-boxy on you.



11 comments:

Jeane said...

This sounds like one my husband might enjoy. I'm going to suggest it to him.

Lezlie said...

Jeane ~ Peter plans on reading it, too. He's such a news addict though that it's probably all old hat to him. :-)

chartroose said...

I went to Amazon and read about it. Now I'm doubly certain Cthulhu should be elected president! We should no longer allow these megalomaniacal cretins to continue to destroy our country.

--Sorry, I think I need to lie down now (:

Lezlie said...

Chartroose ~ No need to apologize here! It's sad, the mess these people have made.

L.

Jaimie said...

My husband and son would love this one! Thanks for the review!

Diana Raabe said...

I'm almost afraid this one might be too depressing!

Lezlie said...

Jaimie ~ You're welcome! It was very interesting to read. . .

Diana ~ It wasn't depressing, but it did make me angry, that's for sure!

Lezlie

Andi said...

This one sounds great! Yet another title for my hulking wishlist.

Lezlie said...

Andi ~ I was thinking you might like this one! :-)

Teddy Rose said...

My husband would like this book too. He's a huge Keith Olbermann and Dana Milbank has been on the show lots.

Lezlie said...

Teddy Rose ~ I've never watched Olbermann, but I really like the woman who is filling in for him this week. Rachel something. I can't remember her last name. She cracks me up!

L.