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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
At the heart of Bushwhacked's critique is a robust economic populism that frames Bush's policies, from his lopsided tax cuts to his profit-driven view of education, in terms of how they affect average and ailing citizens. The book overflows with anecdotes about hard-working Americans -- a low-wage catfish-gutter who fights for the right to a restroom break, a single mother who walks six miles to the unemployment center -- injured by Bush's policies. Bolstered by facts and figures, it skillfully summarizes the case against Bush. David Grenberg