Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush [NOOK Book]

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 ...
See more details below
Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

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.
Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013486843
  • Publisher: Moorethink
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 576,546
  • File size: 183 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.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Delete

    Dated boring political hit piece. Was not much good when it was new. Move along folks.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)