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Bushwhacked by Molly Ivins

Bushwhacked

Life in George W. Bush's America

by Molly Ivins


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For years, best selling political commentator Molly Ivins has been sounding the alarm about George W. Bush. In Shrub, her 2000 skewering of presidential candidate Bush, the inimitable Ivins, with co-author Lou Dubose, offered a devastating exposi of Dubya's career and abysmal record as governor of Texas. Now, in their second book on our current White House occupant, Ivins and Dubose take the wire brush to the Bush presidency and show how he has applied the same flawed strategies he used in governing Texas to running the largest superpower in the world. Bushwhacked brings to light the horrendous legacy of the Bush tax cut, his increasingly appalling environmental record, his administration's involvement in the Enron scandal, and the real Bush foreign policy - botched nation building in Kabul and Baghdad, alienation of former allies - and, unfortunately, much more. Ivins and Dubose go beyond the too frequently soft media coverage of Bush to show us just how damaging his policies have been to ordinary Americans - "the Doug Jones Average," rather than the Dow Jones Average. Bushwhacked is filled with sharp observation, humor and compassion for the people often ignored by the federal government and the Washington press corps. With the war on terrorism posing unprecedented challenges to our civil liberties, and with the Bush economic policy in shambles, it is high time for a close look at the state of our Union. Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose provide just that in Bushwhacked - an incisive, entertaining and damning indictment of the Bush presidency.


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LOLDavid
Reviewer LOLDavid
 February 17, 2006
Molly Ivins strikes me as someone who when she does her research she only lists the items that support a liberal agenda, and ignores just about everything else. “Bushwacked” goes from personal stories to facts and figures about life in America under President W. Bush all with a sort of liberal cynicism. It didn’t help that the narrator Anna Fields had a very sarcastic Southern accent which is supposed to sound like Ivin’s Texan disenchantment. The book covers way too much ground and it doesn’t come together as a whole, but it’s still interesting and informative in parts. Ivins humor isn’t particularly funny and her strict following of the liberal agenda all the way down the line gets predictable, but through it all she makes some excellent criticisms of a Bush who she’s been following closely since he was governor of Texas.

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  • Published: 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B000081
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