Monday, July 23, 2007

Neck Deep's 'Flap' Language

By Robert Parry
July 23, 2007

Often, before buying a book, I like to read the “flap” language, what’s written on the dust jacket that folds inside the front and back covers. So, below you will find the “flap” language for our new book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush:

“The rain pelted down in icy-cold droplets, chilling both the protesters in soaked parkas and the well-dressed celebrants bent behind umbrellas to shield their furs and cashmere overcoats. Drawn to this historic moment – a time of triumph for some and fury for others – the two opposing groups jostled and pushed their way through security checkpoints, joining the tens of thousands pressing against rows of riot police lining Pennsylvania Avenue.

Read on.


EvilPoet said...

I'm very much looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, until my clogged cash flow starts flowing again it will have to wait on my wish list.

brainski said...

It is similar to the end of the Roman republic, when one general after another marched on Rome, and then had the captive Senate ratify whatever he had done. This administration hasn't even bothered to follow the forms of our Republic because they are too busy smoking the "executive privilege/commander in chief" pipe. We're at "war," so the President can do whatever he damn well wants to do. The Constitution is just a "god-damned piece of paper," after all. Why bother even having the then-captive Congress authorize unconstitutional wiretaps when that would just mean that some future Congress (like today's) could de-authorize them.