Am I different? Yeah. Deep down, you know you want to wear wider bottoms; you're just not secure enough. . . . Do I do my hair with a weed whacker? I admit it. --Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio, 1985-2002)
Supposedly some of our brightest speakers, politicians say some pretty stupid things. Members of America's major political parties put out a roaring stream of downright dumb comments, pronouncements, and observations. For proof, look no further than Ted Rueter's 449 Stupid Things Republicans Have Said.
449 Stupid Things Republicans Have Said includes subjects ranging from cloning and federal spending to foreign affairs and kissing. Asked what he and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair have in common, President George W. Bush remarked, Well, we both use Colgate toothpaste. According to then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, If you set aside Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, the safety record of nuclear energy is really very good.; Rueter catches the best of the best, whether the gaffes came from Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Strom Thurmond.
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About the Author
Ted Rueter is a self-described political junkie and a professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the author of eight books and has written for the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at Middlebury College, Georgetown University, Smith College, and UCLA. He is the founder of Noise Free America (Noisefree.org). His Web site is DrPolitics.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a lot of fun. Who knew Republicans could be so funny?! Usually they're making people cry, not laugh! If you like making fun of Republicans like Arnold and 'Dubya', get this book. It turns out our president has said more dumb things than I knew. I wonder why the person who wrote this book stopped at 449, though?