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Why Are Politicians’ Books So Terrible?
Politico Magazine, by Casey N. Cep

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/12/2014 5:40:49 AM

It was the best of hugs; it was the worst of hugs. Or so the description might have gone had Charlie Crist labored a bit longer on his new memoir, in which the erstwhile governor of Florida—who is now campaigning for the job again—relives the fateful embrace with President Obama that he claims sunk his political fortunes in 2009. Rather than try for style, Crist renders the moment with the racy, staccato gusto that one might expect from a pulpy romance. “We shook hands. The new president leaned forward and gave me a hug. Reach. Pull. Release.” A hundred or

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 4/12/2014 7:42:48 AM     (No. 9807847)

Or, in Charlie Crist´s instance, it´s kinda hard to make chicken salad out of chicken waste, if you gets my drift.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 4/12/2014 10:58:51 AM     (No. 9808103)

Could it have something to do with many (if not most) politicians being terrible people? Few could be worse than the appalling Crist.

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