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July 15, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

BOOK PLUG....Our new issue will be up any day now, but in the meantime here's a plug for Hope is a Tattered Flag: Voices of Reason and Change for the Post-Bush Era, a collection of interviews from the Monthly's radio program. Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review:

These transcripts are full of wit and surprising insights; Bill Richardson, for instance, tells a story about winning over notorious dictator Hugo Chavez with the gift of a baseball glove. Bill Clinton's speech-writer, Paul Glastris, admits they "cribbed like crazy from Ronald Reagan." The Nation editor Christopher Hayes explains why corporate entities are begging the federal government for more regulation; to quote a Chamber of Commerce head, Hayes says, "You want to be sure you're at the table to make sure you're not on the menu."

Buy it online or at your favorite bookstore. It's never too early to being preparing for the post-Bush era, after all.

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Posted by: cleek on July 15, 2008 at 12:27 PM | PERMALINK

Huge Chavez is elected...

Posted by: MNPundit on July 15, 2008 at 12:42 PM | PERMALINK

"...notorious dictator Hugo Chavez"?

What's so post-Bush about that?

Posted by: Kenji on July 15, 2008 at 1:07 PM | PERMALINK

Today's quote from the George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown desk calendar:

"One thing is clear, is relations between America and Russia are good, and they're important that they be good."

That's our Preznit!

As for dictators, what if you're NOT "notorious"? Is there a Burton-Marsteller to help you?

Mark Penn: "I guarantee I will make you notorious!"

Posted by: SocraticGadfly on July 15, 2008 at 1:23 PM | PERMALINK

Any sane person should want more regulation, within reason. Otherwise, it's a race to the bottom. If your competitor faces no penalty for undercutting you with child labor, unsafe working conditions, and deceptive advertising, then sooner or later, it will happen, and either you must cut profits, quit the business, or turn to the dark side yourself.

Posted by: dr2chase on July 15, 2008 at 1:43 PM | PERMALINK

Yes indeed, dr2chase, but what about all those insane persons? Lots of them vote, they write for magazines and blogs, they blabber on the radio, they get elected ...

Posted by: Neil B. ♪ ♪ ♪ on July 15, 2008 at 5:57 PM | PERMALINK

Christopher Hayes explains why corporate entities are begging the federal government for more regulation...

Because God knows, if they don't start regulating Big Oil Business pretty soon, even our banks are going to go belly up. AND that ain't no joke!

Posted by: Me_again on July 15, 2008 at 6:44 PM | PERMALINK

Christopher Hayes explains why corporate entities are begging the federal government for more regulation... -KD

How about some regulation to keep the taxpayers from footing these bailouts of the corrupt Wall streeters who keep gaming the system knowing the PTT will bail them out?

Posted by: Jet on July 15, 2008 at 8:41 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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