50 Reasons Not to Vote for Bush
Fifty seems to be the number of choice for political handbooks this year (see MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country and Ben Cohen and Jason Salzman's 50 Ways to Show George the Door in 2004). Sterling, of Konformist.com, appeals to those who are so disillusioned and cynical about both major political parties that they didn't even vote in 2000.""Lest the election be close enough to steal again, make sure that your friends go to the polls, if only out of anger,"" he advises. Most of Sterling's 50 reasons will be familiar to those who follow the news--the Enron corruption scandal, the failure to find Osama bin Laden, the charge that Bush disregarded intelligence about a terrorist move on the U.S.--and like other Bush-hating texts, this one brings together disparate pieces of information. The harsh tone (and four-letter words) won't appeal to all who want to unseat Bush, but those who sat on the sidelines in 2000 may be tempted to check this out. The book includes short contributions by bestselling author Greg Palast, Paul Krassner and others.