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50 Reasons Not to Vote for Bush Paperback – May, 2004
From Publishers Weekly
Fifty seems to be the number of choice for political handbooks this year (see MoveOns 50 Ways to Love Your Country and Ben Cohen and Jason Salzmans 50 Ways to Show George the Door in 2004). Sterling, of Konformist.com, appeals to those who are so disillusioned and cynical about both major political parties that they didnt even vote in 2000. "Lest the election be close enough to steal again, make sure that your friends go to the polls, if only out of anger," he advises. Most of Sterlings 50 reasons will be familiar to those who follow the news-the Enron corruption scandal, the failure to find Osama bin Laden, the charge that Bush disregarded intelligence about a terrorist move on the U.S.-and like other Bush-hating texts, this one brings together disparate pieces of information. The harsh tone (and four-letter words) wont appeal to all who want to unseat Bush, but those who sat on the sidelines in 2000 may be tempted to check this out. The book includes short contributions by bestselling author Greg Palast, Paul Krassner and others.
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Robert Sterling is bracingly rude. -- The Guardian (UK), 7/10/04
Sterling's concise handbook of facts, figures and felonies (is) enlivened by his sardonic (some would say "demented") wit... -- New York Press, June 2-8 2004
Very provocative... very informative tell-all book... laid out in a nice, neat and easily referenced format. -- L.A. Vess, gaywired.com