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Why Not Me? In this satire, Franken details his unlikely candidacy to become the President of the United States during the 2000 election Running exclusively on the issue of eliminating ATM fees and deregulating banking regulations to financially benefit insurance companies, Franken becomes the dark horse candidate in the Democratic race Despite consistent blunders such as pledging to walk the states of Iowa and New Hampshire, racist outbursts, keeping a diary containing illegal campaign activities, and al In this satire, Franken details his unlikely candidacy to become the President of the United States during the 2000 election Running exclusively on the issue of eliminating ATM fees and deregulating banking regulations to financially benefit insurance companies, Franken becomes the dark horse candidate in the Democratic race Despite consistent blunders such as pledging to walk the states of Iowa and New Hampshire, racist outbursts, keeping a diary containing illegal campaign activities, and allowing his brother Otto to physically injure opponents with wooden boards, Franken s firm stance on ATM fees and big banks strikes a chord with the American public Upon winning the election, Franken s presidential legacy spirals out of control until his resignation from office Why Not Me tells the story of Franken s campaign in three separate parts The first is his autobiography,, Daring to Lead, which serves as the launching point for his bid as a candidate In it, Franken elaborates on his humble beginnings growing up as a member of the only Jewish family in rural Minnesota Franken would then go to Harvard and operate an illegal drug paraphernalia company until arrested for tax evasion Franken s life would change forever when joining Saturday Night Live and perfecting personas such as Stuart Smalley Though having absolutely no qualifications to actually be president, Franken runs anyway despite pundit analysis that a comedian of Franken s caliber could not succeed in the office.The second section are diary entries from the campaign trail with stories involving illegal fundraising activities, conspiracies to commit violence against other candidates, lurid encounters with prostitutes, and plans to obtain illegal financial campaign contributions In these diaries, Franken is honest about his campaign including his disdain for the people of New Hampshire and Iowa.In the final section, a book by Bob Woodward entitled The Void chronicles the first 100 days of the Franken presidency After making racist comments during his inaugural address, Franken enters into a deep depression as he is torn to shreds in the media Franken starts overmedicating with antidepressants and exacerbates a dormant bipolar disorder In front of the media and public, Franken declares he would clone himself, beat Saddam Hussein to death with a ceremonial plaque, and even punches Nelson Mandela in the stomach When Franken shares entries from his campaign diary during a press conference, his cabinet is then subjected to a congressional investigation committee After 144 days, the Franken presidency ends with his resignation and signifies the end of the darkest time in American politics.I first read this book while in high school over a decade ago I loved it then, but I m sure a lot of thesubtle jokes went over my head Now that I am older and have voted in two presidential elections to date, I have a deeper appreciation for the humor and satirical take on American politics Funny enough, Franken was elected to the United States Senate a decade after publishing this book Remembering the book, I thought it was hilarious that Franken was running for office Since 2009, he has become a respected senator As we approach the 2016 election, the idea that a joke candidate could be elected president doesn t seem so far fetched now Many people believe that Donald Trump will secure the GOP nomination because of his overwhelming public support While it is easy to entertain such thoughts and worry about someone so ridiculous getting elected and subsequently ruining the country, I have no worry that such a candidate could ever be elected Like with Franken s fictional presidential campaign, I view Trump s campaign equally as fiction I first read this years ago the book was published in 1999 originally and it has only gotten funnier with time Al Franken then a writer for SNL, now a U.S Senator from Minnesota and a well respected one, writes about a fake campaign regarding him running for public office but for the Presidency of the United States, with his sole topic being the evil of ATM fees The candidate keeps a diary, which his lawyer keeps telling him not to do since it could be subpoenaed later and it is The I first read this years ago the book was published in 1999 originally and it has only gotten funnier with time Al Franken then a writer for SNL, now a U.S Senator from Minnesota and a well respected one, writes about a fake campaign regarding him running for public office but for the Presidency of the United States, with his sole topic being the evil of ATM fees The candidate keeps a diary, which his lawyer keeps telling him not to do since it could be subpoenaed later and it is The accounts of the Franken candidacy getandabsurd and to everyone s amazement, Franken is elected President in 2000 I won t give away the ending, but let s just say he doesn t serve two terms..or even one full term This was years before Franken actually did run for public office, so his misadventures in this book are hilarious and probably seem a little less absurd given the campaigning of this past year, compared to when the book was written in 1999 and no one knew what would happen in the book, Franken defeats Newt Gingrich not George W Bush in the 2000 election Lots of laughs 88 of 120 books pledged to read review during 2016 An oft hilarious, sometimes scathing satire of the American political system by one of the old writers of Saturday Night Live Franken knows his subject in great detail, with only some of the pastiche missing the mark, mostly due to the knowledge needed to understand them Franken knows the political world, so much he is now part of it OJIf you likedWhy Not Mewhy not try Stupid White Men by Michael MooreBushwacked by Molly Ivins Lou DuboseDon t Vote by P.J O RourkeDude, Where s My Co An oft hilarious, sometimes scathing satire of the American political system by one of the old writers of Saturday Night Live Franken knows his subject in great detail, with only some of the pastiche missing the mark, mostly due to the knowledge needed to understand them Franken knows the political world, so much he is now part of it OJIf you likedWhy Not Mewhy not try Stupid White Men by Michael MooreBushwacked by Molly Ivins Lou DuboseDon t Vote by P.J O RourkeDude, Where s My Country by Michael Moore Sorry Senator Franken, this book was not very good. Al Franken is running for president Now, he might not be your first choice, in fact he might not have been on your list of possibles at all Through a lot of flukes and a lot of blustering, Al Franken wins What then follows is a complete dismantling of his campaign and capabilityin just 100 days of office.While bemoaning the state of the 2016 election with my Irish housemate, he said he had a satire to lend me that s very relevant this year At first, I had no idea why this book was funny b Al Franken is running for president Now, he might not be your first choice, in fact he might not have been on your list of possibles at all Through a lot of flukes and a lot of blustering, Al Franken wins What then follows is a complete dismantling of his campaign and capabilityin just 100 days of office.While bemoaning the state of the 2016 election with my Irish housemate, he said he had a satire to lend me that s very relevant this year At first, I had no idea why this book was funny because I had no idea who Al Franken was After a quick Wikipedia read up, I found the book to be a lot funnier Jokes need context and, at first, I had no context After that, I found the book to be a lot funnier Normally, I don t read non fiction, but apparently this was the year to broaden my horizons.If you want to have a laugh about an election looking at you 2016 , check this book out Al Franken is better known for his books Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but this book is by far funnier than either of those Unlike his other books, this is fiction.Al decides to run for president, and his platform solely consists of making ATM fees illegal He s a bumbling idiot, as are his campaigner staffers which includes his brother Otto aka Dotto Dranken and Blotto Branken , and Dan Haggerty of Grizzly Adams fame He also promises and Al Franken is better known for his books Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but this book is by far funnier than either of those Unlike his other books, this is fiction.Al decides to run for president, and his platform solely consists of making ATM fees illegal He s a bumbling idiot, as are his campaigner staffers which includes his brother Otto aka Dotto Dranken and Blotto Branken , and Dan Haggerty of Grizzly Adams fame He also promises and all Jewish cabinet, with the assumption that Americans want a cabinet the president is comfortable with, not one that is representative of America This book goes up to the first 100 days of the Franken presidency, which is, at best, disastrous I think this book is hysterical I had several laugh out loud moments Sometimes Al Franken gets a little too preachy for my tastes, and in this book he is at his former SNL writer best Former Saturday Night Live comedy writer actor, Al Franken, is focusing his unique brand of humor on the electoral process, and the results are hilarious Hypothesizing Why Not Me , Franken hits the campaign trail leaving a path of chaos, hot lesbian coeds and questionable legal practices in his wake as he quests to be the next President Of The United States of America.Running on a platform based solely on the elimination of ATM fees, Al chronicles his campaign, election, and subsequent 100 Former Saturday Night Live comedy writer actor, Al Franken, is focusing his unique brand of humor on the electoral process, and the results are hilarious Hypothesizing Why Not Me , Franken hits the campaign trail leaving a path of chaos, hot lesbian coeds and questionable legal practices in his wake as he quests to be the next President Of The United States of America.Running on a platform based solely on the elimination of ATM fees, Al chronicles his campaign, election, and subsequent 100 days in office in dairy format No details such as multiple encounters with hookers or kickbacks from big business are left out End result a side splitting glimpse at the humor absurdity of the American political system Describes the rise and fall of Al Franken, the first Jewish president of the United States If you ever wanted a spoof on presidential elections, this is the book Go back to the Al Gore George W Bush campaign and inject Al Franken as a candidate and all comedic hell breaks loose This was a comedy from the start in how he manipulated his way into the spotlight and actually wins the election and then fumbles the ball in the presidency All the actors and comedians and politicians that cameo in this novel are lampooned to the best degree possible as they fumble or rage through the st If you ever wanted a spoof on presidential elections, this is the book Go back to the Al Gore George W Bush campaign and inject Al Franken as a candidate and all comedic hell breaks loose This was a comedy from the start in how he manipulated his way into the spotlight and actually wins the election and then fumbles the ball in the presidency All the actors and comedians and politicians that cameo in this novel are lampooned to the best degree possible as they fumble or rage through the story My favorite was Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty as a tag along comedic value character who flourished throughout the book For those who would like to see an alternative path that could have been in place of the Bush years, this is the book for you I read this years and years ago, and only thought of it now because someone on my newsfeed started reading an entirely different Why Not Me This was a spectacularly unfunny book, lacking the wit and intelligence of his other books, up until the speech at the end, which I remember to this day It is my fondest wish that, in the fullness of time, the American people will look back on the Franken presidency as something of a mixed bag and not as a complete disaster If the rest of the novel had I read this years and years ago, and only thought of it now because someone on my newsfeed started reading an entirely different Why Not Me This was a spectacularly unfunny book, lacking the wit and intelligence of his other books, up until the speech at the end, which I remember to this day It is my fondest wish that, in the fullness of time, the American people will look back on the Franken presidency as something of a mixed bag and not as a complete disaster If the rest of the novel had been as good as that speech, it would be a great book.On the other hand, I did finish it, so it held my attention well enough that I didn t abandon it


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