Naked Republicans: A Full-Frontal Exposure of Right-Wing Hypocrisy and Greed (Paperback)
“Shelley Lewis figured out a way to make me laugh out loud at adultery, corruption, bribery, prevarication, hypocrisy, pumpkin shooting, race baiting, insanity, cat murder, and filthy, groping old men. Naked Republicans is an instruction manual for the things you can get away with and still keep your job in Washington, D.C.”
——Rachel Maddow, Air America Radio
Naked Republicans is the exposé you’ve been waiting for. From Cheney to Condi, from DeLay to the Dukester, from Newt to Rummy, these are the weasels, wackos, and wingnuts who turned the party of Lincoln into a five-kegger blowout.
For the first time, in one hilarious roundup, Shelley Lewis reveals the naked truth about the fiscal conservatives who spend money like they print it themselves (oh, right–they do); the pious pols who regard the institution of marriage so highly they’ve moved on to their second and third wives; and the deceitful dissemblers who’ve earned a place in the Hall of Shame. In these troubled times, when you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, Naked Republians puts the hip back in hypocrisy and restores the fun to fundamentalism!
“If you crave a hilarious exposé of the weasels who need to be sent home from Washington, you need to buy this book!”
——Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation BACK
About the Author
Lewis was a senior vice president of programming at Air America Radio from 2003-2005. Before that she spent 25 years in the mainstream media, executive producing news and information programs ranging from Real Life with Jane Pauley at NBC, to World News Now with Aaron Brown and Lisa McRee, and Good Morning America at ABC News. At CNN she was executive producer of Greenfield at Large, and American Morning with Paula Zahn. Lewis, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, received her BFA in film and television from NYU.
A Full Frontal Exposure of Right-wing Hypocrisy and Greed...
“Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes.” — Tom Delay
“I don’t think people understand quite what motivates political giving anyway. Believe it or not, the main thing that motivates it is friendships, I think.” —Rep. John Doolittle, on taking money from Jack Abramoff
"Gay marriage should be between a man and a woman." — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
“I did everything but drink the bong water.” — Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, on Politically Incorrect
“Nobody likes beheadings.” — President George W. Bush on TV images of Iraq War, March 20th 2006
“I’ve been to Europe once. I don’t have to go again.” — Rep. Dick Armey
“It’s amazing that so many kids turn out to be fairly normal, considering the weird socialization they get in public schools.”
— Rick Santorum, author, It Takes a Family