Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lou Dubose, Molly Ivins

Narrated By: Anna Fields

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2003

Duration: 10 hours 34 minutes

Summary:

A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America.


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  • d. rahl

    This should be required reading in all high schools. It's unfortunate it wasn't required before. How sad Molly Ivans is no longer with us.

  • Mary

    I wish more people had listened to Shrub before the 2000 election. The saga continues in Bushwhacked. Having read other books on the Bush Admin, Iraq, and the CIA's role, they back up what Molly Ivins says in her books. For instance, The Price of Loyalty, the Education of Paul O'Neill, presents the viewpoint of an administration insider on Bush's dismal environmental record, the influence of companies such as Enron and oil lobbyists during Cheney's secret meetings on energy policy, and Bush's disastrous economic policy.

  • Anonymous

    I am sorry to write this posthumously... However, Ms. Ivins' all out hatred for the Bushes and basically anything conservative comes to a head in this book and sadly so. There were Democrat led investigations to disprove a Bush - Ken Lay inappropriate relationship and these in addition to 90% of Ivins' unfair and ridiculous accusations are baseless and in my opinion libelous!!!

  • Julie Ames

    Excellent research and information. Unfortunately all too true. I loved the details. The world lost a good one when it lost Molly Ivins.

  • Michael Herb

    Molly Ivins professional approach and her commitment to journalistic standards blows the smoke and shatters the mirrors that obfuscate public perceptions of the Bush presidency. I found this book to be highly informative and entertaining. She does the American people a great service by uncovering the destructive side of the Bush Administrations policies.

  • Anonymous

    This book is so clever and poignant. It's like listening to a witty talk show host about an important topic.

  • Tom D.

    Overwhelming with facts. Listening to it a second time. Easily this could have been written over two books.In an environment where there are no "real" facts coming out in the news media..it is hard to be critical for too many facts being thrown at you...where is the news media on these facts, where are the Democrats..we might as well call him "KING GEORGE"!

  • Anonymous

    An excellent review of Bush's term in office. All the facts without the spins, lies, or photo ops so typical of this presidency. Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose tell it like it is.

  • Kitleigh Clark

    I'd give this book a just so-so rating. Ivins does good on the facts of the Bush debackle, but her reading is not at all engaging. "Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them" was a much more enjoyable and inspiring listen.

  • Gem Spector

    Ivins is meticulous in detailing the shortcomings of the W presidency, and she does it with wit and humor. Bush's adherence to evangelical protestant Christian political stands maintains his core constituency, but at what cost? The role of right-wing Christianity in justifying Middle-east foreign policy and the war in Iraq is well established, but it leaks into other foreign problems too. Ivins tells how during the crisis in Korea, Bush managed to alienate not only North Korea, but the South as well, "There's a feat," when Bush came out against the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Sunshine Initiative of cooperation between the two Koreas. This is when "the word incoherent began to be replaced by the word silly to describe our foreign policy." In other dubious foreign policy achievements, the Bush administration has failed to come out against both forced child marriage as well as female genital mutilation. Now, Oh Boy! he's going to start naming Supreme Court Justices too!