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Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill (Hardcover)

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Ohio Rep. Bob Ney pleaded guilty to federal charges of corruption and falsification of federal documents in connection with Jack Abramoff, a Washington superlobbyist-turned-criminal. As a six-term member of Congress, he found himself caught up in a culture of greed, backstabbing and corruption that eventually destroyed his career. In this book, Ney recounts the events leading up to his resignation, his own guilt and how a powerful member of Congress and the Bush administration officials played leading roles in both the Abramoff scandal and Ney's own downfall.

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ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Remarkable. CouldnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt put it down. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ Usually these kinds of books are filled with excuses and self edification. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ Ney doesn\'t mount a white steed and take you through a fantasy land where he fights the forces of evil only to be crucified as a result. His honesty of his shortcomings was astonishing, and the insight to the inner workings of the Washington DC political machine was very unique. There were times I laughed, got infuriated and came close to weeping. Our system is broken, and you can sense the frustration by the author as he goes from idealism to cynicism to despair to personal redemption.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å SK

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«My family is in politics. I know how things work in the halls of power. When I heard that former congressman Bob Ney was releasing a book, I\'d taken it as just another former, washed out politician seeking to try and regain his glory days. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ Bob Ney is no saint, and does not make himself out to be one. He is a man who made mistakes, but the biggest mistakes are not the ones he went to jail for. His biggest mistakes were in crossing key, and powerful people. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ Cross checking it against documentation and evidence, his book is spot on the money. He names names, he tells all ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ This is a book every political scientist, wannabe politician, or anyone who wants to understand the corruption of power and the dog-eat-dog world in DC, must have on their shelves.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Nate Downes

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I do not condone his behavior during his days in Washington but I salute the courage he had in taking charge of his life and making great changes. Unlike some of his associates he has become a good human being trying to do good for his family and fellow man. I wish him success and happiness and applaud him for getting out of the "SWAMP"" and standing tall and proud. He is so far ABOVE those he left behind. Three cheers for you BOB!!!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Mildred Rinker