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Special Interest: "What Might Have Been?"

Thomas OHara

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ISBN 10: 1420891103 / ISBN 13: 9781420891102
Published by AuthorHouse, 2006
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Title: Special Interest: "What Might Have Been?"

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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A plot to blackmail the President of the United States that may result in a second American civil war. An ancient, secret organization manipulates American and world politics to their own advantage using modern lobbying techniques and the legal flexibility only found in western democracies. Senators and Congressmen and woman are bought and sold like hard-boiled eggs in an Irish bar on Saturday night. The First Lady attends a subversive political junket at the old Dupont Mansion- in Cuba. Thomas Windtrouble graduates from law school late in life looking for a change of venue. During salary negotiations for a new job he is shocked when his future employer offers him $100,000 a month, plus perks, when he was hoping for $100,000 a year. His duties include attending parties, junkets, and fund-raisers with corporate giants, mega-Foundation directors, Senators and Congress-persons and foreign dignitaries, among others. TW soon finds himself immersed in political intrigues and deceptions at the highest levels of American government. Visits to the White House via secret underground tunnels and visits to hidden underground bunkers in the West Virginia hills reveal a glimpse of "politics as usual" that are rarely revealed. In a quandary, TW loves his new job not to mention the incredible salary. But, he has found himself in a nest of TICS (Traitors, Idiots, Cowards & Saboteurs) and he can't get out. In only a few weeks he learns more about "political reality," deception, sedition, and conspiracy than anyone could possibly imagine. A look at a White House that "might have been" depicts a deviously childish and reckless president propped up by "cooked" poll numbers and a false media, and the extent that president will go to script his legacy.

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The author, grew-up during the "Happy Days" of the 1950s and the "Classless Days" of the 1960s in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Times were tough, the collars were blue, the beer came in little green bottles, the government cheese was plentiful and politics was local. Over the years he watched Ike play golf, JFK play around, and heard LBJ announce he would solve all our problems- for a price. He was angry at Dicky but outraged by Jimmy and began to look closely at political veracity and integrity. Ronnie returned national dignity and brought down the evil empire while George I took his "silver spoon" and whacked Saddam. Then came Bill and politics will never smell the same. The author writes this book more out of disgust at the political sophistry and nonsense he has seen over the decades than anything else. He claims no moral high ground to pass judgment on anyone and in fact, has spent little time in church over the past several decades. Evolving from a die-hard "yellow-dog" Democrat who fell for the line "Don't ask your country what it can do for you ask, what can you do for your country?" He became a "Carter-Republican" before he became a "Reagan Democrat," and was grateful for the return of our national dignity during the 1980s. Although still a Democrat at heart with that 1950s Pittsburgh soot still in his blood he could not help but recognize the ingenuous, if not distorted media coverage of all events not just political and the gradual leftward shift in Democratic politics. The final straw may have been the 1991 "60 Minutes" interview with the Clintons.Retired from the military with advanced degrees in business and law the author has worked as a museum curator and part-time military historian over the past decade and continues to be shocked and dismayed by the political hypocrisy and distortion proffered by today's media and politicans. This book is an attempt, "to join them if you can't defeat them."

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