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Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day: The Real Deal on How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Other Washington Barbarians Are Bankrupting America [Oct 04, 2005] Scarborough, Joe ...
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Harper Paperbacks
(first published 2004)
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I’ve been a fan of Joe Scarborough since he moved to the mornings on MSNBC. He’s got the substantive knowledge (after time spent as a back-row Contract with America congressman), a license to (constructively) criticize Republicans (from a conservative standpoint) on the famously liberal MSNBC, and perhaps most importantly a softened edge leading an ensemble during the kinder, gentler morning hours. Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day is hurt in part because it was written by the old, fire-breathing Joe o ...more
Joe Scarborough is a moderate Republican who gives a great diatribe about the ridiculous spending frenzy this country has been on, even under the rule of supposed fiscal conservatives. He warns us that we're not guaranteed the position of economic super-power, especially if we continue to squander our money on ridiculous, wasteful government programs. This book details his progression from a wide-eyed freshman in Congress looking to change Washington to a more-seasoned, even bitter political com ...more
This is one of those haunting screeds seen regularly by a political figure who either stepped out or failed. Scarborough lasted all of six years as a congressman and then checked out on his way to Big Media. It's bitter stuff: Scarborough lavishes venom in several directions at once, but is equally contemptuous of Democrat and Republican leadership. Nor does it "end" happily. Let's say the man is entirely disillusioned.
I expected this book to be better than it was. It was useful in that it gave an explanation in layman's terms about what happened and the major players in each battle he faced in Congress. I wouldn't really recommend it unless you are extremely interested in Republican congressional politics.
Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough (born April 9, 1963) is an American cable news and talk radio host, lawyer, author, and former politician. He is currently the host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, and previously hosted Scarborough Country on the same channel. Scarborough served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican from the 1st district of Florida. He was named i ...moreMore about Joe Scarborough...