Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ralph Nader Authors Science Fiction Horror Novel

What better way is there to describe this? It's like an acid trip gone bad.
Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist, and perennial third-party Presidential candidate. He's now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform America. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a P.R. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully unionizes Walmart, ends corporate influence on Congress, makes Warren Beatty the Governor of California and legalizes industrial hemp. TIME talked to Nader about the origins of his book, its celebrity characters and America's real-life political battles.
The only one of that group I'd have any trust in is Bill Cosby.

Yoko Ono?

One aspect certainly rings true, however.
What's your take on Obama so far?

Weak. Waffling, wavering, ambiguous and overwhelmingly concessionary.
Nailed that part.

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