A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme #2020

A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme By Calvin Trillin A Heckuva Job More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme Somehow despite everything Calvin Trillin wrote about the Bush Administration in Obliviously On He Sails his bestseller in verse George W Bush is still in the White House Taking a philosophica
  • Title: A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
  • Author: Calvin Trillin
  • ISBN: 9781400065561
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme By Calvin Trillin Somehow, despite everything Calvin Trillin wrote about the Bush Administration in Obliviously On He Sails, his 2004 bestseller in verse, George W Bush is still in the White House Taking a philosophical view, Trillin has said, We weren t going to know whether you could bring down a presidency with iambic pentameter until somebody tried it Now Trillin is trying again, baSomehow, despite everything Calvin Trillin wrote about the Bush Administration in Obliviously On He Sails, his 2004 bestseller in verse, George W Bush is still in the White House Taking a philosophical view, Trillin has said, We weren t going to know whether you could bring down a presidency with iambic pentameter until somebody tried it Now Trillin is trying again, back at his pithy and hilarious best to comment on the President s decision to go to war in Iraq Then terrorists could count on what we d do Attack us, we ll strike back, though not at you , his religiosity He treats his critics in the press As if they re yapping Pekineses Reporters deal in mundane facts This man has got the word from Jesus , and whether he was wearing a transmitting device in the first presidential debate Could this explain his odd expressions Is there proof he Was being told, If you can hear me now, look goofy Trillin deals with the people around Bush, such as Nanny Dick Cheney and Mushroom Cloud Rice and Orange John Ashcroft and Orange John s successor, Alberto Gonzales The A.G s to be one Alberto Gonzales Dependable, actually loyal ber alles He tries to predict the behavior of the famously intemperate John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations in poems with titles like Bolton Chases French Ambassador Up Tree and White House Says Bolton Can Do Job Even While in Straitjacket Finally, in dealing with whether the entire Bush Administration, like the unfortunate Brownie, has done a heckuva job, he composes a small government sea chantey for the Republicans Cause government s the problem, lads,Americans would all do well to shun it.Yes, government s the problem, lads.At least it is when we re the ones who run it.
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    1. Calvin Trillin

      Calvin Bud Marshall Trillin is an American journalist, humorist, and novelist He is best known for his humorous writings about food and eating, but he has also written much serious journalism, comic verse, and several books of fiction.Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University, where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News and became a member of Scroll and Key before graduating in 1957 he later served as a trustee of the university After a stint in the U.S Army, he worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1963 His reporting for The New Yorker on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, An Education in Georgia He wrote the magazine s U.S Journal series from 1967 to 1982, covering local events both serious and quirky throughout the United States.

    523 thoughts on “A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme”

    1. Iraq is coming right along.We re confident we ll win this war.The way to honor lads we ve lostIs stick it out and lose some .I thought maybe reading a book of poetry about the disastrous Bush administration might make me feel a little better about our current White House mess I mean, we survived eight years of Dubya, our formerly stupidest president surely we can muddle through however long it takes to get rid of Trump.But, no This book only served to depress me further I d forgotten some of the [...]



    2. I m not someone who would ordinarily pick up a book on politics, let alone political satire But the cover is what got me It has what had to be the goofiest caricature of George W Bush I ve ever seen so I had to read it.I ll admit that I was laughing at a lot of the content But not because it was funny It was mostly out of embarrassment as the burns against the Bush Administration were BRUTAL This author held back nothing and took shot after shot at the administration and all involved While the m [...]


    3. This was both hilarious and well written Heck, it was also at least partially informative Truly though, i could not stop laughing out loud It s very hard to find clever political humor so I greatly appreciate Mr Trillin s work Thank you Jon Stewart for featuring Calvin Trillin on your show Here s a quick excerpt on the republican administration s decision to invade Iraq right after 9 11 Then terrorists could count on what we d do Attack us, we ll strike back, though not at you


    4. Calvin Trillin s follow up to Obliviously on He Sails is no less on target His comments, rendered mainly in verse, about George W Bush s malapropisms, surly expressions, ineptitude and inability to communicate without serious backup are witty and sobering looks at our previous administration.


    5. If your politics are left of center, you ll find Trillin s light verse history of the Bush administration entertaining You ll read about Five Deferments Dick, Heckuva Job Brownie and the rest of the Bush black box comedy team Mostly just some light reading though it did remind me of a few scandals I had forgotten about.


    6. I finished this on the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, and although its been six years since this pack of poems was composed, its still as funny, sad, and convicting of the Bush administration s policies, especially the Iraq War, as it was on the day it was first published.


    7. Quick read Beating up the Bush Administration in Rhyme He is preaching to the choir Enjoyable quick read A good bathroom book


    8. Humorous rhyme that is politically relevant Quite a small genre, but I think Calvin Trillin makes the most of it.





    9. Every rethuglican will hate this book for tearing down their president The rest of us will laugh and count our blessings that we survived.



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