Is it Just Me or are All Politicians Shite? Hardback
Are you bored of Brown, confused by Cameron, or maddened by Menzies Campbell?
Did Blair make you despair? Would you like to give Bush the push? Are you simply infuriated by Berlusconi's baloney? If you're worried that you're the only one who just can't believe the bull our leaders seem to think they can feed us, this is the book for you.
It works like this: the authors have scoured the murky world of politics to find the juiciest, funniest and most stupid quotes from politicians across the world in order that we, the good public, may delight in seeing the political soundbite bite the speaker right back where it hurts.
Our leaders often make us laugh, but mostly out of disbelief at their antics, and this little tome won't disappoint in providing plenty of chuckles as we witness our esteemed statesmen, past and present, use nothing but their own words to prove how full of shit they really are.
But, in the spirit of fair-play, an (unsurprisingly smaller) section features the rare moments where genuine humour has somehow found its way out of their mouths.
Oh, and there's a chapter on stupid things the Royals have said for themselves over the years. So as the world goes increasingly mad, and as every politician proves to be badder than the last bad apple, leaf through "Is It Just Me Or Are All Politicians Shit?" and just try to have a laugh about it all.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 258 pages
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/09/2006
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9781843581642
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Review by KeithJenner
This book was a Christmas present and is actually a pretty good read, but it is extremely lazily written.Basically, it is a list of quotations from politicians. The authors haven't made any comments or observations themselves, they couldn't even be bothered to write an introduction. Their main contribution seems to be an acknowledgements page, where they thank family and friends for pointing out the quotes to them. It makes you wonder what they authors actually did themselves.The real star of the show is obviously George W Bush. He contributed a few pages for every word written by the authors, and should really be credited on the cover.