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On the home front, Franken covers President Bush's attempt at Social Security reform, explaining how they came up with the projected shortfall figure of $11 trillion. For one thing, they adjusted life expectancy to 150 years, while leaving the retirement age at 67: "That's an eighty-three-year retirement. They're never gonna get to that without stem cell research." He also takes some wickedly funny swipes at Karl Rove, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pundits and hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Tim Russert, and Sean Hannity, and, of course, President Bush. The Truth succeeds in providing ammunition to liberals and others dissatisfied with the current power base in Washington, D.C.--only this time (with jokes). --Shawn Carkonen
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This is a great read, even if, perhaps, not Franken's best book. Certainly not his funniest. But there is a lot of good stuff here. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bron
Al Franken has a way of taking infuriating situations, see them for what they are, and then help us laugh about them, or at them! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lynn B. Schornick
Written in the deep dark days after George W. Bush's first election victory (2004), Al Franken's "The Truth With Jokes" must have been therapeutic for those in the United States... Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by S Wood
When Al Franken asked me to write the Amazon customer review to this astonishing and profoundly moving book, he had only one condition: that I, George W. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by LJH
This item has been given me as a gift. I removed it to avoid duplication. I have not read it yet.Published on June 19, 2011 by Ron Crawford
Reading this book, one can almost say that Franken presaged the recent antics of Tom DeLay. Notice also, the small -- if actually convicted -- sentence DeLay faces for his recent... Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by Geoffrey Halston
This is my first Al Franken book, so I can't compare it with his past books. There seem to be an awful lot of angry reviews about it! Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by Rachel
How the heck does such an ignorant person become senator of a state?! This book is such a joke (no pun intended). Read morePublished on September 18, 2010 by KB
I really enjoyed Lies but found this book by Franken to be bitter, unfunny, and just demoralizing. Franken spends most of the book just complaining about the fact that Bush won the... Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by Wood is Good