Thursday, June 24, 2010

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann


After reading this, I've learned something about myself...I love reading about other people's problems, especially famous, super rich people. I lap it up like a dog attached to a soup bone. I don't want to know what that says about me..

Some suspicions that were confirmed by this book:

- Bill Clinton is just as gross as I assumed he was. Smart, but ew. Ew. Eeewwww!

- Hillary swears like a f%$#^&king sailor. You rock,#^^$&#@*&, Hillary! And surprise, surprise, she may actually love her husband! Go figure!

- McCain had an affair in the 90's with someone my age.. oh.my. gosh. Can you imagine? Probably you shouldn't. That gag reflex is a hard one to control.

- Biden didn't get along too well during the campaign. Really?? By the way, where is Joe Biden? Sounds like a book name doesn't it. Has anyone seen Joe Biden on the news lately? What, he fall of the face of the Earth?

- My biggest surprise of the book?? I actually came off feeling slightly bad for Sarah Palin.. Yes, I know, I'm currently clutching my chest and breathing heavily at the thought of it.

Ah, you poor, poor multi-millionaires. Life would be rough without you for entertainment. As for me, I'd rather have my feet scraped than run for office...(And I'll mail you a pretend dollar if you know from what movie that last line is from...except you Suzette..)
A must read for any political junkie..
4 stars.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

- Ahem...it's an alleged affair. Which doesn't mean it didn't happen, but I can then pretend it never happened and then I never have to think about it. *shudder*

- You left out Obama. Of course, he comes out of this book looking pretty good. You may not agree with his politics, but you have to admit, that man is cool under pressure.

- I know that quote! Same movie as, "She's not outside eating chicken, that's for sure," right?

- I love bullet points. That is all.

Hamilcar Barca said...

i know the movie answer! although i cheated and looked it up. how do you remember stuff like that?

Lula O said...

No way! I thought they totally said he confirmed he'd "acted inappropriately." ew.ew.ew. And reporters only write the truth...don't you know...

Even when Obama swears he comes off cool.

Ah, the chicken line. Also one of Suzette's favorites.

HB - We're sick, sick I tell you!! I bet you're wife would know which movie it was from.

Mandy said...

You felt sorry for Palin? Did hell freeze over? :)

I also know that movie quote, but only because I've heard you say it before.

Lula O said...

Yes. I'm afraid it did. Hell that is.

And, ah, Seems Like Old Times..what a great flick! I'm sooooooooooo old.

The Bradfords said...

Dang it! You're discriminating against me. I'm going to make sure you paid Stephanie that dollar.

I'm pretty sure all that time at girls camp caused brain damage or something. You feel sorry for Sarah Palin??? I think all those Beehives got to you. You better go read some more Georgette Heyer.

FYI you can watch Seems Like Old Times on Netflix on the Wii! Maybe you should come over and watch it sometime and we can laugh ourselves silly.

hmsgofita said...

This one fascinated me as well. I saw it featured on the Colbert Report and had to read it. Yup, learned so many great things. But I never felt bad for little ol Palin....was does that say about me!!!!