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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Cap ital Kindle Edition
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Mark Leibovich is the Chief National Correspondent of The New York Times Magazine, he is in the know and has written a portrait of those who run the politics in the United States. President Obama is not part of this book, but many others are!
The author has separated this book into two of the most important funerals in the town, Tim Russert and Richard Holbrook. He describes the 'in' groups, those who want to be included and the climbers. Funerals are not only to bury the loved ones, but to meet and be seen. To discuss who is not there and why not. He tells us who the 'heavy lifters' are and who to avoid.Tammy Haddad is someone who comes off as crass and obvious, but everyone continues to want no be seen at her parties. The author spares few and here are a few of my favorite digs.
Joe Scarborough of the MSNBC 'Morning Joe", sees himself as a possible Presidential candidate. What a laugh, the man has an ego bigger than his head. Mark Leibovich calls this act as "the ultimate example of the political -media complex flying up it's own a**."
Joe Biden "is a lovable rodeo clown of the Obama administration."
Harry Reid Dem Leader of the Senate, "is endowed with all the magnetism of a dried snail."
Mr. Leibovich also makes some major points. 50% of retiring senators and 42% of retiring congressmen become lobbyists. It is a recyclable circle. He also discusses in depth ow the town DC, is run by journalists and what this has done to our country.Read more ›
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Well written but seems more like a series of anecdotes than any more substantial.Published 14 months ago by JAMES R ELRICK
This is wonderful gossip about Washington, D.C. folks. I started reading it, but then had to travel, so couldn't carry a hardcover around. So, haven't yet finished it.Published on 17 Nov. 2013 by sinantim
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