Too Funny to Be President

Too Funny to Be President

by Morris K. Udall, Randy Udall, Bob Neuman

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ISBN-13: 9780816521753
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
1The United States of Laughter1
2Fire in the Belly: On the Campaign Trail13
3Kiss My Donkey: Election Night '7628
4Flooding the Sistine Chapel: A Grand Canyon Debacle46
5Saving the Crown Jewels: The Fight for Alaska Wilderness65
6A Boy for All Seasons: Origins of a Politician80
7Seven Good Eyes on the Starting Five: My Formative Years93
8A "Caucasian in the Woodpile": The Seniority System and Adam Clayton Powell105
9The Straddle, the Weasel, the Waffle, the Fudge: The Art of Political Inconsistency119
10The Wits and the Witless: Political Humor133
11"You're on Your Own, Big Shot": Dinner Speaking and Other Nightmares150
12Tongue Twisted: Malaprops and Metaphorical Bloopers166
13"Get Cancer, You Parasite": Letters from Home176
14The Punch Line: Getting Laughs Almost Anywhere189

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