Jeff Greenfield is the CBS News senior political correspondent, and a veteran of CNN and ABC News. A four-time Emmy Award winner, he is the author or co-author of eleven books. He lives in New York City.
The People's Choice: A Novelby Jeff Greenfield, William M. Adler
What happens if the President-elect of the United States dies before the Electoral College has a chance to officially vote him in? What happens if the Vice President-elect is a man who nobody dreams could be President? What happens if the highest office in the land is suddenly up for grabs—and the most ruthless pols, the smoothest power brokers, the minions of the media, and just plain ordinary citizens get into the wildest act in the three-ring circus of American politics?
You don’t have to wonder. A four-time Emmy winner and veteran of CNN and ABC News, Jeff Greenfield has written a novel that does for politics what Catch-22 did for war. Read it and weep—with sidesplitting laughter.
“A juicy, laugh-out-loud novel written with biting wit and piercing satire . . . hilariously plausible.”—Washington Post Book World
“This year’s meanest, funniest, liveliest political novel!”—Philadelphia Inquirer
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It was nice timing even though it was far away! I expect at least 6 days but oh well!
The United States faces a constitutional crisis as president elect MacArthur Foyle dies before the Electoral College can convene to officially enact the will of the people. When the Republican National Committee meets to endorse his inept running mate, Governor Ted Block (who does for Dan Quayle what Jack Stanton did for Bill Clinton in Primary Colors), a handful of electors object to the nomination, plunging the country into national chaos. The fate of the country suddenly lies in the hands of its electors, who must choose between Block, failed Democratic candidate Bill Mueller, and a host of other colorful write-ins. In The People¿s Choice, CNN senior political analyst Jeff Greenfield turns your high school civics teacher¿s worst nightmare about this would-be constitutional catastrophe into an easy, humorous read -- for anecdote-craving political junkies. But for the rest of us, 309 double-spaced pages are about 300 more than necessary: the underdeveloped plot is better suited as a short story parody in a weekly political science journal than a satirical novel for convenient readers. To his credit, Greenfield portrays the mayhem proficiently, sufficiently covering all the intricacies of American politics. His decades of experience in Washington (Greenfield¿s career began in the late 1950s under Bobby Kennedy, and later, as speechwriter for President Kennedy) shine through as he relives moments from numerous presidential elections.