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Invasion Of The Party Snatchers
     

Invasion Of The Party Snatchers

by Victor Gold
 

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Victor Gold wants his party back.

Gold is the former press aide to Barry Goldwater and the former speechwriter and senior advisor for George H. W. Bush. He is incensed that the Neo-Cons and the Evangelical Right have betrayed the ideals of the conservative cause. Now he's fighting back.

A Republican insider for 40 years, Gold is ready to tell all about

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Victor Gold wants his party back.

Gold is the former press aide to Barry Goldwater and the former speechwriter and senior advisor for George H. W. Bush. He is incensed that the Neo-Cons and the Evangelical Right have betrayed the ideals of the conservative cause. Now he's fighting back.

A Republican insider for 40 years, Gold is ready to tell all about the war being waged for the GOP's soul, the elder Bush's opinion of his son's presidency, the significance of the Democratic resurgence, and how Goldwater would have reacted to it all.

Among Gold's explosive disclosures is the truth about Cheney's manipulation of George W., and the chilling, puppet-like role of the President amongst Neo- and Theo-Conservatives.

"Entertaining, provocative . . . Mr. Gold is on to something."
-The Washington Times

"For those disillusioned with the state of the GOP, this quick, uncompromising polemic provides substantial support, along with a large dose of cold comfort."
-Publishers Weekly

"Like his political mentor Barry Goldwater, Gold pulls no verbal punches in telling the story of how the Bush Cheney White House has made a mockery of the conservative values it claims to uphold."
-Frank Mankiewicz, former press secretary to Robert Kennedy and George McGovern's campaign manager

"Victor Gold unleashes a bitter yet comic blend of ferocity and ridicule at the neo-conservatives and theocrats who have taken over his party."
-Jules Witcover

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402247903
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
621 KB

Read an Excerpt

Where Do Elephants Go to Die?


"Sometimes party loyalty asks too much."
-John F. Kennedy, on refusing to nominate
a Democrat he disliked to a judgeship (1961)


November 7, 2006 (- 5 minutes to midnight): You know something has gone wrong in your political universe when the party you've worked and voted with for over forty years is getting blown out in a national election and you feel good about it.
Election Night Flashbacks:
November 2, 1994: Twelve years before, I'd been at an election night party at Dick and Lynne Cheney's home in McLean, Virginia, cheering the Republican landslide that swept a corrupt, self-aggrandizing Democratic majority out of power on Capitol Hill. Some called it "the Gingrich revolution," though the new Speaker of the House had nothing to do with a GOP sweep that included George W. Bush's unexpected victory over Ann Richards in Texas and George Pataki's upset win over Mario Cuomo in New York.
November 7, 2000: Six years later, I'd celebrated the news that a cascade of ballots coming out of south Florida had carried the state and the election for the Bush-Cheney ticket. Premature cheering as it developed, but Al Gore's concession speech a month later cleared the way for the first Republican takeover of both the White House and the Congress in nearly half a century.

Meet the Author

Victor Gold was a speechwriter for Bush Sr. and was a prominent Goldwater disciple. He is a personal friend of the Bush family and many other prominent politicians. His previous books include Looking Forward, the autobiography of George H. W. Bush, and a satirical fiction, The Body Politic, coauthored with Lynne Cheney. He is national correspondent for Washingtonian magazine.

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