Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom

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9780609602270: Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom

In the grand tradition of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Downsize This! comes Arianna Huffington's outrageous and hilarious tour of what really goes on in the White House out of the public eye.

Welcome to Arianna's excellent adventure:
On the heels of a small donation made to the Democratic National Committee--the result of a lost bet--she's invited to spend three days, with access as full as an intern's, in the infamous Lincoln Bedroom. Like Alice's exploits through the looking glass, Arianna's weekend in the White House wonderland is increasingly surreal, constantly titillating, and brutally funny as she encounters a parade of curiouser and curiouser surprises, including:

* The Horndog-in-Chief, Bill Clinton, who lusts after anything that moves--whether it's a zaftig intern in an overstuffed dress or a fat-cat fund-raiser with an overstuffed wallet;

*  a genial Al Gore stored upright in a basement corner, ready to take over the presidency at a moment's notice--the only time he gets taken upstairs is for fund-raising calls and to have his arms rotated after every thousand calls;

* James Carville auctioning the assets of the Executive Office--from the President's underwear to the trust of the American people;

* Maya Angelou, Tipper Gore, Madonna, a giggly intern, and a Greek chorus of breastfeeding mothers joining Hillary Clinton at a tea party;  

* a very interactive television that broadcasts the wildest political programming ever seen;

* an outrageous state dinner for the Chinese President that's closed to the media--and for good reason; and

* a talking cat who is a better-placed "Deep Throat" than Woodward or that Dustin Hoffman guy ever dreamed of.

Of course the star of this backstage tour is Bill Clinton himself. He and his sometime sidekick and best supporting actor Newt Gingrich reach an epoch-making bipartisan consensus that oral sex is not adultery. The President is found horsetrading in a hot tub, soul-searching during a midnight raid of the snack pantry, and otherwise devising new ways to feed his financial, carnal, and altogether insatiable appetites. And as a reminder of just how far politics and leadership have strayed, there's even a visit from the remarkably well-preserved Abraham Lincoln himself.  
        
In the sharpest political satire since the Contract with America, Arianna Huffington takes off the gloves as she takes on the dishonesty and malfeasance of politicians of all stripes, leading us on a mind-bending tour through the White House looking glass.

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Syndicated columnist (and frequent Politically Incorrect panelist) Arianna Huffington takes up political satire in this fictional account of her weekend as a guest in the Clinton White House. As interns scramble to assure her that everything is under control, and Al Gore gathers dust in the basement, Huffington gets her soundest advice from Socks, the First Cat. More than Primary Colors without the names changed, Greetings From the Lincoln Bedroom contains a sustained attack on the campaign finance scandals that have affected both parties and which, in Huffington's view, threaten American democracy at its core.

From the Back Cover:

"This book is hysterical! If you shred only one book this year, make sure it's Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom."
        --Bill Maher, host of Politically Incorrect

"Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom is like Alice in Wonderland if Alice were beautiful, impertinent, Greek, and evil."
        --Al Franken, author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot

"Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom is Athena's wisdom with a siren's tongue. Even bleeding hearts will find it brutally funny with the guts to go for the jugular."        

--Roseanne

"Arianna has a lacerating wit on full display in this tough and funny book. I winced when Republicans were mentioned, and when Democrats were targeted, well, 'there but for the grace of God go I.' Thanks, Arianna, for ignoring me."        

--Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona)

"I never thought I'd say this, but Arianna Huffington is one funny chick. Her wise and witty new book is a comedic revelation from a gifted writer. Whatever your political persuasion, this work is an utter delight."
        --Richard Belzer

"This zany, hilarious book is oddly profound and embarrassingly insightful. As to Huffington's allegation that I advised Lincoln, she knows well my policy is not to indicate whether I am speaking with any particular politician."
        --Dick Morris

"Arianna Huffington is the best Greek import since stuffed grape leaves. Her take-no-prisoners stance leaves no one unscathed and answers once and for all why she had to leave Washington."        

--Harry Shearer

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