A great gift book for, well, anyone who's ever had a vice president. Funny, clever and not too nasty, you'll laugh, roll your eyeballs, and reach for your flak jacket. This book may just realize the impossible and finally unite the Republicans and Democrats in common cause--and take guns away from Dicks.
Although this book wraps a comedic cover on some of the topics it brings up, it brings up serious problems with the U.S. Government. I found it valuable because I learned a lot of damaging info about Mr. Cheney and hadn't even after doing a huge amound of research on the U.S. Government (for my hopefully soon to be published book on the U.S. Gov.)
I wouldn't recommend this book as a present for someone unless they are into politics or already know who Mr. Cheney is. It's not a good place to start for learning about the U.S. government either (and yes I know that wasn't the purpose of this book.)
I just read it - a great travel read. Like its companion book, THE BUSH SURVIVAL BIBLE, has good info for those who want to contemplate our current national predicament, and lots of laughs for those who just need some comic relief.
You don't have to be anti-Bush or pro-Kerry or Cheney-paranoid or Clinton-comforted for this one to crack you up. Quick read, good rhythm, like a well-paced stage show. You smile, you grin, you laugh, you catch your breath, and then you do it all again. Some solid jokes, then a couple of very inventive lists, balanced with a bit of history, followed by genius cartoonists, and then you do it all again. It's like not getting off of a good rollar-coaser. Much, much more of the unexpected, and barely a touch of the expected. It's a mess out there, this refreshes and pauses like a well-deserved martini. (Yet I still don't "get" haiku, even here where I enjoyed everything else.)