Al Franken's Book
I borrowed a copy from the library today; I'd like to think that I was depriving a liberal of the opportunity to read it, but there was another copy right next to it on the shelf. Amazing how that works with a New York Times Bestseller, eh?
It's called The Truth (With Jokes)
. Obviously that presents a little bit of a problem for any critique of the book, because anywhere the book is found to be less than truthful, Franken can claim that he was just joking.
But I thought I'd just check to see how long it takes Franken to lie in a book called the Truth. The answer, if we ignore the foreword, which is intended to be a joke, is three paragraphs.
Our hard work had paid off. In the preceding seven months we had built an explosively popular radio network....
The first chapter of the book is sheer schadenfraude, as Franken recounts the giddiness of the liberals on election day as the election polls came streaming in. His show was over early, and so they started planning the next day's show, complete with Queen singing "We are the champions!"