American Government - Like It Is Author:Jack Anderson and Carl Kalvelage The Prsidency: — "While generally honest men have inhabited the White House, not allof them have been burdened with wisdom. And even those who were blessed with brains often had trouble exercising them." — Congress: — "Congressmen, no matter how lofty their motives, have been flattered into believing that they are different from the rest of us, as... more » if the process of election has somehow lifted them above other Americans ..."
"Today's successful lobbyists are more likely to be smooth professionals, skilled in the soft sell ... But they can also retain a Senator's law firm or deliver cash in a paper sack to those who prefer that sort of gross transaction."
These are just three of the scores of pungent, irreverent comments in this eye-opening "inside" look at the wheelings and dealings of the American government. Other sacred cows that are gored include the judiciary, the bureaucracy, civil liberties, news media and the public, foreign policy and government spending.« less