The 267 Stupidest Things Republicans Ever Said/The 267 Stupidest Things Democrats Ever Said

The 267 Stupidest Things Republicans Ever Said/The 267 Stupidest Things Democrats Ever Said Cover

The 267 Stupidest Things Republicans Ever Said/The 267 Stupidest Things Democrats Ever Said

By Ted Rueter

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780609806357, 128pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2000

Description

A hilarious bipartisan collection of rants, malapropisms, doublespeak, and just plain idiocy from lifelong politicians and Washington wannabes.

Whether it's a Republican mayor on crime -- "The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe (Frank Rizzo) -- or his Democratic counterpart on the same subject -- "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country" (Marion Barry) -- political discourse is often off-course, not to mention unintentionally hilarious.

Wickedly funny when read from either direction, this book presents both Republican stupidity ("Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from vegetation"-- Ronald Reagan) and matching head-slappers from Democrats ("For those who died [in the San Francisco earthquake], their lives will never be the same again" -- Barbara Boxer).

The 267 Stupidest Things . . is the perfect antidote to election-year bombast.



About the Author
TED RUETER teaches political science at UCLA. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at Middlebury College, Georgetown University, and Smith College. This is his eighth book.