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Parliament of Whores by P.J. O'Rourke
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Apr 27, 2009

it was amazing
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P.J. O'Rourke has the same political acuity as people like George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Thomas Sowell. He also has a funny vein so deep and rich that it seems endless. When his combines these two things you have some of the most razor-sharp political and cultural writing and humor ever to come along since Will Rogers, but using all the language mother washed your mouth out with soap for using. The result is uproariously funny.

Now, a conservative, O'Rourke refers to himself as "a former long-haired, dope smoking, commie pinkio liberal with the scars on my formerly bleeding heart to prove it."

His career spans stints as editor of National Lampoon, Foreign Correspondent for Rolling Stone ("they hired me to be a Republican."), plus side ventures into automotive writing.

This one here is his first book, and is a hysterical look at government. You'll be laughing out loud throughout most of the book, right up till he hits you with the scorpion sting he has saved for the very last.
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