President Donald Vanderdamp has had enough. One by one, the petty dictators of the Senate have been rejecting his candidates for the Supreme Court, citing reasons he can hardly fathom. To take revenge, the irate chief executive nominates the one jurist no red-blooded American male could refuse:... show more
President Donald Vanderdamp has had enough. One by one, the petty dictators of the Senate have been rejecting his candidates for the Supreme Court, citing reasons he can hardly fathom. To take revenge, the irate chief executive nominates the one jurist no red-blooded American male could refuse: Judge Pepper Cartwright, the super-hot, sharp-tongued star of television's most popular reality justice program. After sometimes tempestuous confirmation hearings, Pepper wiggles into her new job on the nation's highest court, where she faces constitutional crises of a whole new stripe. A hilarious, bipartisan uplift by the author of Boomsday and Thank You for Smoking.
Publish date: September 7th 2009
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
If only the real world--especially the world of politics--could be as Christopher Buckley portrays it in his novels. It would be just as precipitous, just as scary, just as ridiculous as it already is...but it would also be screamingly funny. In previous novels he's made us laugh at the excesses of ...
This title’s been sitting on my shelves since late 2009, so it’s been very very patient with me.drey’s thoughts:There’s an opening on the Supreme Court, and the President’s nominees are being rejected over silly made-up “deficiencies”. He’s ticked, and more than a little frustrated. Retreating to Ca...
Great fun read. Buckley's political experience provides an excellent satirical insight into the Washington DC he knows.
What better way to prepare for the upcoming Supreme Court nominee hearings than to indulge in the ironic-humor-on-every-page writing of Christopher Buckley. This book imagines that political polarization has reached a point where it is impossible for anybody nominated by the president to be confirm...
Christopher Buckley is one of my current favorite authors. He's hysterical and this book definitely lived up to expectations. A great read, although I might wait for it to come out in paperback.