cover image The Book on Bush: How George W. (MIS)Leads America

The Book on Bush: How George W. (MIS)Leads America

Eric Alterman, Mark J. Green. Audio Partners, $49.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-57270-376-6

Despite Sullivan's dry reading style, it's clear that presenting this voluminous work, which compiles the many sins that Alterman and Green believe President George W. Bush has committed, is no chore for Sullivan. By keeping his tone even and matter-of-fact, Sullivan conveys the sense that that there is no need to embellish the facts: Bush's record on environmental policy and other matters speaks for itself. Every so often, however, Sullivan's voice rises with excitement, especially when the authors quote one of Bush's own statements and then reveal it to be, in their eyes at least, yet another example of Bush's slippery tactics. Those looking for an objective, constructive or even mildly entertaining take on current politics will find their eyelids drooping as they listen to the authors' itemized list of all the ways Bush has lied, prevaricated and shifted the country's priorities in favor of big business and the Religious Right. This is an exhaustive and exhausting listen, one which might have been better off abridged.