All I did yesterday was sleep and read in total slobberiness. I just finished Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley.I've also read Boomsday and No Way to Treat a First Lady . All three are very entertaining books. The guy is funny and it's amusing, what with him being the spawn of such an arch conservative, and having split idealogically with his dad politically and then sorta kinda coming around again. Whatever, he creates interesting mashups of characters, so much so that while the plays on names and positions make you think you know to whom he's referring, he combines crazyass attributes so well that it's as if you're looking at Repub/Dem chimeras.
Plus, his evident disdain for pomposity in general is encouraging and fairly well evenly distributed.
Plus, he's funny.
His father came to the University of Washington in 1971 to debate the resident pinko-who, of course, was the ruling lion of the left locally-and don't you know everybody wanted to see that show! I went to it. I can't remember anything that was said, probably because it was buzzwords from both sides, content-wise, and I was a freshman and just wanted to hear a nice crackling smackdown of two quite brilliant people who could eviscerate you with a couple of nicely placed words.
I think it wasn't as entertaining as people hoped, though. Dr. Fooms may be able to help with some historical details.
Anyway, Buckley Junior's books are a hoot.