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George Bush, Dark Prince of Love

George Bush, Dark Prince of Love

A Presidential Romance

"Some women like muscle. Brute strength, or the illusion of it. Their idea of an attractive man is a craggy meatpacker with a squirrel brain, who likes to crush vermin with his bare fist. I call these women Reaganites....Personally, I've always preferred the underdog."
Rosemary is an ex-con with no viable career prospects, a boyfriend old enough to be her grandfather, and a major obsession with our nation's forty-first president, whom she fondly refers to as "G.B." Unexpectedly smitten during his inaugural address, Rosemary is soon anticipating G.B.'s public appearances with the enthusiasm she once reserved for all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets. As her ardor and determination to gain G.B.'s affection grow, Rosemary embarks on an increasingly outrageous campaign that escalates from personal letters to paid advertising, until at last she reaches the White House.
What happens next is nothing like how Rosemary imagined it would be.
Written with razor-sharp satiric wit and packed with wry observations of our times, our presidents, and our electorate, George Bush, Dark Prince of Love is a hilarious antidote to the hype and hypocrisy of America's most hallowed institutions.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684862743 | 
  • January 2000
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Chapter One: 1. The Great Inauguration

Our funds are low...we will make the hard choices, looking at what we have and perhaps allocating it differently.

-- President George Bush,

Inaugural Address

G.B.'s inauguration cost $25 million, the most expen--sive one in U.S. history. But you have to celebrate democracy. Without rites and ceremonies we're nothing but a bunch of apes in fancy outfits.

I had followed the '88 election campaign closely from the very day I was let out of jail, where I'd been languishing for eight long years, wasting away among reprobates while the Flower of my Youth withered and died on the... see more

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Lydia Millet
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