The past has proven that Republicans do not have and cannot do humor. What they can do is write and buy (not sure about read) political hatchet jobs. Each season, these “things”, which I will never buy or read (or write), pollute “bestseller” lists. Authors appear on talk shows to promote their screed, forcing me to switch channels or ignore the programs. I have come to loath the faces, voices, and names of these publishing terrorists.
(Everyone else uses the word freely, so why can’t I?)
I much prefer liberals’ humor and self-deprecation, even if I do not agree with all their agenda.
The upcoming election season will surely see continued and increased use of Republicans' favorite campaign tool: character assassination.
It is the ideal weapon for anyone with nothing to offer, because it's easy to employ and there is little to no effect on the perpetrator. It is not unlike someone strolling past a pond, putting a drop of poison in the water, and walking away with a self-satisfied smirk on his or her face. The insidious effect is immediate, but it's source is impossible to detect. Denial comes easily and suggestions of the rumor's veracity are also easy to emphasize. The self-satisfied smirk can be learned from any used-car salesman.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.