By John McCaslin
Washington Times columnist John McCaslin brings his unique and successful column to a full-length format in this collection of WashingtonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs funniest, strangest and most touching stories.
For more than a decade, John McCaslin has covered the Beltway beat for the Washington Times, in his extremely popular, widely quoted, award-winning column.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ___
McCaslin uses a storytelling format in his Times column to illustrate both the humanity and compassion and the deceptiveness and hypocrisy of the political elite.
Now, in this book, McCaslin explores a vast array of little-known political tidbits. He uses humor, touching stories and exclusive inside details to show readers exactly how the political game is played, revealing the humanity (for better or worse) of todayÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs biggest politicos.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ___
With his characteristic blend of humor and warmth, McCaslin relates exclusive stories that will make readers laugh, leave them outraged and touch their hearts about politicians on both sides of party lines and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
McCaslin tells stories such as:
- that of a practical joke former Louisiana Rep. Bob Livingston played on Oregon Rep. Mark O. Hatfield. Hatfield is a history buff who reveres Abraham Lincoln, so at a dinner he was presented with what he thought to be a priceless Lincoln document. While making a toast, Livingston spilled his drink all over the document and cried out, "What have I done?" Shortly after rushing over nearly in tears, Hatfield was let in on the prank. The whole presentation had been only a setup.
- or the 1974 quote by Bill Clinton about President Richard Nixon: ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇI think it's plain that the president should resign and spare the country the agony of this impeachment and removal proceeding. I think the country could be spared a lot of agony, and the government could worry about inflation and a lot of other problems if he'd go on and resign.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«
His book is filled with ironic and often strange anecdotes as well as heartwarming reflections from the heartland of America. He couples stories from the political realm with stories from the landscape of everyday Americans ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å creating an irresistible collection.
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