You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You
by Molly Ivins
In her long-awaited new collection, the Colt Peacekeeper of American political
humor draws a bead on targets that range from the Libido-in-Chief to Newt
Gingrich, campaign funny-money to the legislative lunacy of her native Texas--and
hits a bull's-eye every time.
Whether she's writing about Bill Clinton ("The Rodney Dangerfield of
presidents"), Bob Dole ("Dole contributed perhaps the funniest line of the year
with his immortal observation that tobacco is not addictive but that too much
milk might be bad for us. The check from the dairy lobby must have been late
that week"), or cultural trends ("I saw a restaurant in Seattle that specialized
in latte and barbecue. Barbecue and latte. I came home immediately"), Molly
takes on the issues of the day with her trademark good sense and inimitable wit.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, April 2010
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