I don’t want to live in a country where we need machine guns to guard our gated communities. But that’s the direction we’re headed when we cut taxes for the rich and after-school programs for our kids.
I don’t want to live in a country where we lose the separation of church and state . . . or that the rest of the world doesn’t trust . . . or in a country where my partner Charles and I are second class citizens . . . or in a country where our “checks and balances” on Trent Lott and Rick Santorum and Bill Frist — who votes the same way as Trent Lott — are Tom DeLay and John Ashcroft and Antonin Scalia.
We have to win this next presidential election — and we are going to.
1. Our candidates are better
2. Our policies are better
3. Our party infrastructure is light-years ahead of where it was
4. We have Al Franken.
How many of you have read Al’s new book, Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right?
You must! You must! I’ve bought 13 copies so far – I kid you not – and I’m just getting started. I particularly love leaving it out on my tray table when I’m on airplanes. I always get an aisle seat, as close to the front as I can, so everybody passes by and sees it. I get a lot of thumbs up.
The language in the book can be pretty raw – warn your Mom before you give it to her. But this book is filled with facts. Actual, verified facts. And some of them are, like – to put it in the language of up-speak – really, really important? And you’ll wonder why you didn’t already know them? And why the so-called liberal media hasn’t been pounding them home day after day?
Well, Al pounds them. And he pounds Ann Coulter and Karl Rove and Richard Mellon-Scaife, and you really, really need to get this book.
Salon’s David Talbert put it this way:
The instant, runaway success of Franken’s new book is not just a result of Fox News’ inexplicable decision to shoot itself in the foot by launching an idiotic trademark-infringement lawsuit, but also the author’s bold — and roaringly funny — knack for confronting the Bush presidency and its prevaricating apologists . . . Again and again, Franken finds that the bullies of the right quickly fold when confronted, or are unable to back up their big talk when challenged on their facts . . . They can’t take the heat when it finally comes their way.
Al is bringing it their way.
His book is #1 on the New York Times best-seller list for the fifth week. Read it!
Quote of the Day
To produce an income tax return that has any depth to it, any feeling, one must have Lived and Suffered.~Frank Sullivan, American humorist
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