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Martin Eisenstadt’s new memoir, One Man’s (Wildly Inappropriate) Adventures with the Last Republicans, is essential reading for political junkies. Some readers of this blog may recall that Eisenstadt worked for the McCain campaign, heads up the Hardy Institute for Freedom and Democracy, and is a noted political pundit who can be seen in YouTube videos discoursing on a range of important topics. In the book, Eisenstadt reveals heretofore undisclosed tidbits from the campaign trail, including a full account of the Sarah Palin shopping sprees and an inside look at McCain’s debate preparations. Of course, there are those who claim that Eisenstadt is a fraud, and that neither he nor the Harding Institute even exist. Read the book and decide for yourself.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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