Ralph Reed's demeaning political thriller
So Christian Coalition honcho Ralph Reed has a book coming out. It's a political thriller about presidential politics, set in a world that could only be concocted by (and that really has been concocted by) Republicans. Dark Horse is a novel about sleazy high-level Democrats who are locked in a procedural squabble over their presidential nominee, while the Republcian incumbent vice president is assassinated by terrorists (of course) and is succeeded by a weak, controversial black Republican replacement who is promptly attacked by the religious right.
Enter Bob Long, the moderate governor of California (of which party, the review doesn't say,) who is a true independent and, better still, newly come to Christ. Governor Long launches a third-party campaign for the White House and stands a good chance of winning. Will Long become the Christ-loving independent president? You'll have to read the book when it comes out on June 3. (Hint: he's newly come to Christ.)
Publisher's Weekly has this to say about Reed's first novel:
"Women characters are either wives with drinking problems, tarts who use sex to get ahead professionally (but not that far) or VP candidates chosen purely for show, who are belittled behind the scenes for lack of experience and 'lightweight' intelligence. Democrats are drunks who play dirty and bloody each other’s noses."
I don't know if I'm going to bother reading it. If I do, it'll only be if I can get it at my local library. There's no way I'm giving this yutz any money.