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4.0 out of 5 stars top political satirist, November 23, 2011
This review is from: The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass (Hardcover)
Yes, he is irreverent...the top political satirist of our time. He also has a deep reverence for our planet and how we humans treat each other, and he has a disdain for much of the nonsense that besets our political institutions. Being a fan of Bill Maher and his insightful humor, it is that very humor that veils his profound unease, and creatively expresses it through his rapier wit as a wake up call to his readers and listeners.

About ten percent of the humor in this book will make you laugh out loud. Such passages as,
"If you married a manic-depressive, three of your children died, and while you were president civil war broke out and someone shot you in the head, your coin really shouldn't say `In God We Trust;'" and,
"Republicans must stop pitting the American people against the government...it's easy to tear government down---Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' But that was before 'I'm Sarah Palin, now show me the launch codes.'"

This book reveals his broad knowledge of our social issues, and does so in an entertaining way that will keep you turning the pages for the next reward of laughter.

One more, "You don't have to teach both sides of a debate if one side is a load of crap. President Bush suggested that public schools should teach "intelligent design" alongside the theory of evolution, because after all, evolution is `just a theory.' Then the president renewed his vow to `drive the terrorists straight to the edge of the earth.'"

In many of his essays his profound concern for the country, its people, and his frustration, breaches his humor.

Joe Arrigo
Author of, Fostering Cooperation: Power and Harmony through People
and, The Secret Factor for Uncommon Sales Success.
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