So who’s tired of election stuff already? I know I am — after Pennsylvania became the epicenter of the latest primary vote off, I’m ready for it to be done — and the Democrats haven’t picked a candidate yet.
Which is why Bill Folman’s The Scandal Plan: Or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wifeis the right book at the right time. The plot is ridiculous, which is the point — it’s a political farce, and a good one at that.
The gist is that the good guy is down. Way down. He’s the perfect person for the Presidency job, but he’s being out campaigned by an incumbent who’s messed up the country and can’t find a complete sentence with two hands and a flashlight (sound familiar?) So the idea is to give the good guy a flaw by creating an affair, one that happened long ago enough that it’ll create a smear, but not a smear campaign. Of course everything goes wrong, but that’s what makes the novel.
It’s an incredibly silly book, but a fun one, and I really enjoyed reading it. If you’re heavy into politics, or just sick of the ads, you’ll be in on the joke, too. Good times.