Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush

Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush

by James Moore, Jason Stanford
     
 

Steeped in Texas politics, New York Times best selling author James Moore, and co-author Jason Stanford have been watching Rick Perry, the state's longest-serving governor, from his earliest days in Austin. Here, in the first full reckoning with Rick Perry's record, they retrace the rise of an obscure cotton grower from the plains of West Texas to presidential…  See more details below

Overview

Steeped in Texas politics, New York Times best selling author James Moore, and co-author Jason Stanford have been watching Rick Perry, the state's longest-serving governor, from his earliest days in Austin. Here, in the first full reckoning with Rick Perry's record, they retrace the rise of an obscure cotton grower from the plains of West Texas to presidential candidate of the Republican Party.

Yep, another Texan. Who preached abstinence to school kids. And ended up with the most teen births in the country. Opposed gay marriage so vehemently he accidentally turned Texas into the gay marriage capital for post-op transsexuals. Pushed to privatize state highways and created corruption so huge it could be seen from space. Literally.

The air in Rick Perry’s Texas is polluted to the point that some schools have to cancel football practice because it is dangerous to breathe. His state budget is such a mess that his cuts threaten the jobs of 100,000 teachers. Perry campaigns as a “proud American in love with his country.” But he threatened to have Texas secede.

Texas is offering America another conservative, so godly, so ineffably manly that not only does he jog with a laser-sighted semi-automatic handgun, but he asked to be on the front page of the paper just to make it
abundantly clear that he was most definitely not gay. And this radical conservative, if elected, will take a blunt force instrument to Washington. Moore and Stanford predict that Perry in the White House will mean an attack on Iran, a ban on gay marriage and abortion, the end of Social Security, Medicaid, the EPA, funding for social research, and the Departments of Education and Energy--as well as any hope for compromise not just with Democrats, but with moderate Republicans as well.

Despite the strong sense of the ridiculous that surrounds Rick Perry, he has lost not one of the nine elections he's run. As funny and sadly accurate as it's title, Moore, who co-authored “Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential” teams up with Stanford in "Adios Mofo" to tell you the unintentionally hilarious stories about how Rick Perry is so bad at governing that it's been said he couldn't lead a silent prayer.

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Bryce
"The last thing the US needs right now is another Texan in the White House. In this vivisection of Rick Perry and his career in the Lone Star State, my friend Jim Moore and his colleague Jason Stanford give you plenty of reasons to vote for anyone – and I do mean anyone – other than Perry."

-- Robert Bryce, author of Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013486843
Publisher:
Moorethink
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
197 KB

Meet the Author

James C. Moore is the New York Times best selling co-author of "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential" as well as two other books of the Bush administration and the novel "In the Time of Man." He is an Emmy winning TV news correspondent and MSNBC political analyst.

Jason Stanford is a political consultant, columnist, and opposition researcher who writes for a number of publications including the Austin American-Statesman. He has managed dozens of successful election campaigns and has been involved in Texas politics for two decades. Described by reporters as a "quote machine" with a "quick wit and sharp tongue," Stanford ran the 2006 Democratic gubernatorial campaign against Rick Perry. "Adios Mofo" is his first book.

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