Common Sense Rantings from a Raging Moderate
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With the sacred cows of American politics practically begging for someone to puncture their pomposity, Will Durst hits them in the funniest places.
In The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing, this equal-opportunity offender swats both partisan political piñatas from both sides of the spectrum upside their heads. From the utter incompetence of the Bushies and Dick Cheney’s destruction of the Constitution to the spineless antiwar posturing of the Congress and Hillary Clinton’s unmatched ability to play fast and loose with the truth, everyone takes their licks. Claiming to represent only those 60 percent of Americans in the middle, Durst attacks the fringe for its lack of common sense and Starbucks-like semantic corruption: he agrees that marketing a small as “tall” and a medium as “grande” is a great way to sell coffee, but having politicians chase “venti”-sized vote totals by appealing to the extremes is hardly a good way to run a country.
About the Author
Sweeping both sides of the aisle with a quiver full of arrows dipped in common sense, Durst transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush as well as acclaimed appearances at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference. A Midwestern baby boomer with a media- induced identity crisis, Durst, according to the New York Times is “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan political piñatas upside their heads. Reigning as C-SPAN’s favorite comic (8 appearances,) Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the first American to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the show “Myth America.”
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- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Ulysses Press (April 28, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1569756562
- ISBN-13: 978-1569756560
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