BBBR Resistance Fighter Geoff Writes in
Dear Diva:Click to Read Resistance Fighter Geoff's Review
Well, I went ahead and submitted my review, but I got rejected (sob). I attached the rejection slip below my review- made about as much sense as a Supreme Court decision to me. Here is my peerless review:
Summary: Clueless in America
Review: You have to pity poor Karen Hughes and the effort it took to put enough spin on this turkey to try to get it to fly. Amazon.com's Execrable Rejection
Since George Bush has proven over and over on the campaign trail and since entering the White House that he is functionally incapable of formulating or expressing policy coherently it becomes obvious, as the ghostwritten traces of this book so strongly imply, that there is, to put it simply, no 'there' there...
The bits of policy that are hinted at as a sop to those who would willfully close their eyes to the true agenda as it has been exposed over the last two months seems, to be generous, from this vantage point, wistful.
To be a bit more truthful it's simply rank hypocrisy which, while it is the common coin in our nation's politics regardless of party, takes on a rather sinister cast in light of the rescinding of the promised carbon dioxide regulations for the coal industry, the rescinding of the arsenic in drinking water regulations for the mining industry, the revision of the bankruptcy laws for the credit card industry, drilling in the Arctic Wildlife refuge for the oil industry and a tax cut of almost 800 billion dollars for the wealthiest 1% of the citizenry.
In light of this, the "charge to keep" is obviously the quid pro quo attached to the nearly half billion dollars in contributions collected over the course of the campaign.
Ordinarily a book like this is remaindered as a piece of campaign fluff, something in which to put the autograph of the candidate to give the illusion of participation; however, given the events of the last few months, it all has a rather macabre, through-the-looking-glass feeling that, day by day, threatens to engulf us all.
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The Diva's Solution
[GEOFF'S COMMENT: ...so it goes- I guess I'm off to Barnes and Noble from now on.....]
Fear not, Geoff.
I will post your review. The fact that Amazon would say you cannot comment on the political realities SINCE the book's release is utter horsesh**.
(No offense to horses.)
Putting a book in the context of historical or current events is standard operating procedure for reviewers.CLUELESS IN AMERICA
What were they thinking? Obviously, Bill of LinkCrusader is correct, and this company does not merit our patronage.
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