If you haven’t heard of it by now, I’m surprised. Game Change, the controversial new book by John Heilemann (New York Magazine) and Mark Halperin (Time) has been lighting the pants of politicians all over the country as it retells the behind the scenes machinations of the 2008 presidential election.
“Liar Liar Pants On Fire” is the phrase that comes to mind as many politicians (read: Sarah Palin) deny the book’s charges. Senator Harry Reid on the other hand, has come forward since the book’s release and apologized for his incredibly racist comments about Barack Obama.
“He (Reid) was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama – a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he later put it privately,”
Yikes. But the book doesn’t stop there. The venerated and pitied, Elizabeth Edwards is not as sweet she appears and behind closed doors is something of a manipulative, caustic, and demeaning shrew. Huh, maybe that’s why John Edwards had the affair. And yet according to the book, he wasn’t the only one. Bill Clinton is also noted to have been discovered by Hillary’s camp as dipping his wick once again into the American female population. Team Hillary prepared strategies to stop the presses (how about a divorce, Hillary?), but the reporters never found out or if they did, they didn’t run with it. And last, but certainly not worst was Cindy McCain. The book tells that Cindy Lou had to be cut-off from her boyfriend by McCain aides when her romping around town grew increasingly more and more obvious. Like that one was a surprise. $20 dollars says her boyfriend was Bill Clinton.
And of course, there was Sarah Palin. She might really be a dumb as we all feared. McCain’s campaign strategist appeared on 60 Minutes last night to give his account of Palin. It ain’t pretty. See below for yourself. (hee-hee-hee)