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Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
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Oct 06, 08

bookshelves: current-events, escapism, fiction
Read in October, 2008

Christopher Buckley returns just in time for the new session, with a charming satire on the Supreme Court and the politics of confirming a Justice. Buckley is the current champ of political satire that is truly comedic. His tale of lobbyists , Thank You for Smoking was pure genius, and Supreme Courtship is a great addition to his body of work. The best part is that many of the far reaching parts of the book do not seem that far-fetched in the current political season.

Supreme Courtship starts with the opposition party borking two Presidential appointees to the Supreme Court. The first was denied a seat because as a twelve year old he believed the movie To Kill a Mockingbird was a bit boring in parts. The second for an even more asinine reason that has to be read for pure comic fun. The President next sends up a TV judge from one of those programs scattered throughout the channels.

The book is a delight and readers who care for politics can laugh at just how broken down the system has become at the hands of political sharks. Why there might not be many suggestions on how to fix the problem, Buckley adeptly describes the bigger issues. This is one book to read as we start the new term of the High Court and we choose a new President, someone who most likely will have to make an appointment to this very court. Read and enjoy.
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