The Internet is overflowing with holiday gift books for your politically savvy friends; to be unwrapped, placed prominently on the coffee table, and given to the school book drive two months later when your pals realize they are not really that interested in a biography of Barry Goldwater.
The problem is clear: For all the books out there, the ones that we actually want to read were simply not penned. So herewith I present the 10 best books of the year that should have been written:
Sarah Palin, “Levi’s on the Floor!”: When a harried ex-governor is called away from her busy schedule of debunking climate change by the hijinks of her almost son-in-law, hilarity prevails! And when he poses for Playgirl, it’s not just the planet that heats up.
Barack Obama, “Dreams of My Campaign”: In beautifully crafted prose, the commander in chief explains why certain unforeseen situations, the difficulty of pulling people together, and the economy have made fulfilling his campaign pledges ... uh ... what was I saying?
Hillary Clinton, “I Told You So”: The much-anticipated answer to Dreams of My Campaign.
Joe Lieberman, “What, Me Worry?”: The Connecticut independent takes a madcap look at his life as the Alfred E. Newman of the Senate. The chapter on holding health care hostage will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll forget your chronic illness and crushing medical bills.
Timothy Geithner, “Reforming Wall Street”: Fiction.
Tareq and Michaele Salahi, “Our Best Friend, Barack Obama”: An insider’s look at the White House from two people who were given unprecedented access to every corner. Well, at least that’s what they said.
Meghan McCain, “Post It!”: Sen. John McCain’s daughter shares her innermost thoughts and provocative pictures. It’s like her Facebook page, only on paper.
John Boehner, “Just Say No”: Anyone can make the government do things, but making it do nothing while keeping your tan is an art.
Ralph Nader, “I’m Still Alive”: SWM seeks campaign for long walks, snuggling.
And while this one is not political, it surely should have been written. Tiger Woods, “Excuse Me, Miss, But I Think That’s My Putter.”
– CNN’s Tom Foreman is a regular on “AC360 ”/www.ac360.com and “Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull.”
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