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Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
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Oct 02, 09

Read in October, 2009

Boy, I needed this book -- I laughed out loud every few pages. It is hysterically funny. The story, as improbable to swallow, is the POTUS (President of the United States) who actually says what he thinks, nominates to the Supreme Court a Judge (really a lawyer) from a popular TV show call Courtroom Six. This woman, Pepper (named after Shakespeare's Perdita) also says what she thinks. During her mock hearing preparations when staffers pose as senators and grill her, one asks "Is there anything in your past that might prove embarrassing to this Committee?" She replies, "Look here, Senator. You got five thousand FBI agents out there going through my garbage and waterboarding everyone I ever talked to, starting with the ob-gyn who slapped my butt on my way out of the womb. Do you really think I'd put myself through all this if I had a whole catacomb of skeletons doing the cha-cha in my closet?" The rest is a wild ride, with long-time Senator Dexter Mitchell, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who happens to want the nomination himself -- in fact, he's begged the President to nominate him to the court. When that doesn't happen he focusses on a bizarre way to become President himself. Read this if you want to laugh a lot. I loved it.
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Vbledsoe My husband read the book and loved it. I really need to read it. I could use a laugh.


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