'Screw the Next Generation'
Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams 'nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep' as he admits he never reads bills he votes on
By David Martosko
A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on.
Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based ‘vanity press’ publisher describes ‘The Confessions of Congressman X‘ as ‘a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.’
‘No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing.’
The 84-page exposé is due in bookstores in two weeks, and Washington is abuzz with speculation about who may have written it.
A website set up to sell the book discloses that the author is a ‘Democrat.’
Most of the excerpts that appear on the book jacket will come as little surprise to Americans who are cynical about the political process.
‘Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them,’ the author writes.
‘My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything.’
‘Fundraising is so time-consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don’t know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it’ll cost.’
The book also takes shots at voters as disconnected idiots who let Congress abuse its power through sheer incompetence...
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