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It's time. Past time: Announcing Bad President, the book that, as the warning on its cover promises, is resolved to inflict painful political humor.

Written by the team that brought us the #1 New York Times bestseller Bad Cat, with Jim Edgar, plus Bad Dog and Bad Baby, Bad President takes the "bad" format and puts it to the service of political satire. This is Bush and the gang cut down to size, the emperor not only without his clothes, but ...
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New York 2006 Paperback New 0761146202 0761146202 Product Description Filled with hilarious, undoctored photographs, cutting captions, "Bad President Early Warning Signs, " and ... "Sad Truths" about the Bush administration, "Bad President" captures the US commander-in-chief doing what he unintentionally does best-the word "clueless" comes to mind-and delivers a book's worth of long-overdue laughs. Releasing in early October, this is the perfect impulse gift for anyone counting down to the end of this administration, or just needing more ammunition to make fun of Americans! About the Author James Friedman is a professor at the University of Maine School of Law, and specializes in constitutional law and counterterrorism. He lives in Portland, Maine. Harry Prichett is a former member of Chicago City Limits and the creator of the off-off-Broadway one-man show, Work=Pain=Success. R.D. Rosen is an Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist and a humorist whose work has appeared on PBS, HBO, CBS, and-with Harry Prichett- Read more Show Less

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Overview

It's time. Past time: Announcing Bad President, the book that, as the warning on its cover promises, is resolved to inflict painful political humor.

Written by the team that brought us the #1 New York Times bestseller Bad Cat, with Jim Edgar, plus Bad Dog and Bad Baby, Bad President takes the "bad" format and puts it to the service of political satire. This is Bush and the gang cut down to size, the emperor not only without his clothes, but without his stage managers and news-spinners. The photos are surprisingly candid, the captions subversive, and with a good counter-punch, the humor is shored up by the "Sad Truths" on every third or fourth page, the real truths that remind readers of the maddening reality of the Bush administration.

Sure, there are lots of important books coming out now that highlight the follies and foibles of the Bushies, but Bad President has two key advantages: It takes only about 17 minutes to read, and it is laugh-out-loud funny.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761146209
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/25/2006
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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Harry Prichett is a former member of Chicago City Limits and the creator of the off-off-Broadway one-man show, Work=Pain=Success.

James Friedman is a professor at the University of Maine School of Law, and specializes in constitutional law and counterterrorism. He lives in Portland, Maine.

R.D. Rosen is an Edgar Award–winning mystery novelist and a humorist whose work has appeared on PBS, HBO, CBS, and—with Harry Prichett—on National Public Radio.

Rob Battles is Senior Vice President of Creative Services for Rainbow, a cable network company.

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Preface

Most political humor is a form of reasoned argument, but with all the supporting evidence left out. What remains is the joke—and those who get it are expected to already know the critique that prompted the gag in the first place. In this book, we’re not taking any chances. We’ve put the evidence back in; on roughly every fourth page, we present a “Sad Truth”about George W. Bush’s presidency, a factual reminder of the painful realities that made this book possible. Think of the Sad
Truths as a brief refresher course on the Bush Years. The photo captions are entirely made up; the Sad Truths are entirely not. The sources for them—reputable news organizations, research entities, government records, and court decisions—are listed in the back.

We don’t think that George Bush’s presidency is a laughing matter. That’s why we’ve written a humor book about it. Sure, time eventually stops the spin, rubs off the makeup, and reveals men and women in power for what they are, and were; but in a democracy, this is a poor consolation prize. Our hope is that we might soon look back on this maddening time and laugh at jokes that aren’t on us.
R. D. Rosen
Harry Prichett
Rob Battles
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Introduction

Most political humor is a form of reasoned argument, but with all the supporting evidence left out. What remains is the joke--and those who get it are expected to already know the critique that prompted the gag in the first place. In this book, we're not taking any chances. We've put the evidence back in; on roughly every fourth page, we present a "Sad Truth"about George W. Bush's presidency, a factual reminder of the painful realities that made this book possible. Think of the Sad
Truths as a brief refresher course on the Bush Years. The photo captions are entirely made up; the Sad Truths are entirely not. The sources for them--reputable news organizations, research entities, government records, and court decisions--are listed in the back.

We don't think that George Bush's presidency is a laughing matter. That's why we've written a humor book about it. Sure, time eventually stops the spin, rubs off the makeup, and reveals men and women in power for what they are, and were; but in a democracy, this is a poor consolation prize. Our hope is that we might soon look back on this maddening time and laugh at jokes that aren't on us.
R. D. Rosen
Harry Prichett
Rob Battles
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    Outstanding. Highly recommended!

    This terrific comedic take on 'the decider' should be required reading for all, regardless of which side of the aisle you're on. It concisely lists the foibles and absurdities of George W. Bush, and his failed, incompetent, lying administration, by showing real photographs, and quoting real quotes. Don't miss this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

    Horrible

    This book was so insulting to Bush and just plain stupid. I would NOT recommend it, ever.

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