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Posted July 16, 2007
This book is a metaphor for its central thesis: unless the Democrats do some serious introspection about their platform direction, their relevance will be inceasingly marginalized. When on Jan. 20, 2009, a Reagan-esque GOP president is sworn into office, it will be too late to do anything but finger-point and recriminate (this from 'Progressive' zealots who preach tolerance of others as long as they don't challenge the lefty-liberal party line). How, Democrats will be stupefied, could we not get the Oval Office back following George Bush's fiasco in Baghdad, not to mention his jihad against the English language? Simple declarative sentence too draining to make an effort, as long as our guy can enunciate we'll flip red to blue in state after state. Oh wait. First we need a mainstream candidate. Which is why Mark's tome is perfectly timed. Mark, playing the role of political stenographer with erudite detachment and mere presentation of how the Blue party self-destructed, interest group to activist troupe, faction after faction convinced they were owed government loot. (Our tax dollars.) Mark takes no stance, just records the spectacle for future political anthropologists, creating a time capsule disguised as a book. Talk about giving readers a hook! Nominate Hillary if you believe two thongs make it right. Obama if you can cite anything he's accomplished in the Senate. Edwards, who will hector us to the correct way, as long as he gets fifty thou in pay. If only you had a Bob Kerrey or Sam Nunn making a run. Otherwise read this book and prepare for President Fred Thompson.
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