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14 Reddit comments about Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency:

u/tomments · 25 pointsr/politics

Also, [Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency] (https://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Me-Unmaking-Presidency/dp/0385334540) is an amazing book. It's written like an epistolary novel: fake campaign bios, news reports, diary entries, Bob Woodward exposes, transcripts. It's an incredibly well done and funny book. Definitely check out the Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot Book and Lying Liars is brilliant is well. While you're at it check out some videos on YouTube of him as the comedian for a couple of Correspondents Dinners during Bill Clinton's presidency.

u/-purple-is-a-fruit- · 8 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

Does anyone remember Franken's book "Why Not Me?" The premise of the book is a hypothetical scenario wherein Franken is elected president and the results are comical and disastrous.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Me-Unmaking-Presidency/dp/0385334540

If I recall, this book was pretty good. Not as good as "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot", but okay.

u/EverySingleImage · 7 pointsr/politics

He literally already wrote the book on becoming president and he came up with the perfect slogan decades ago. There is literally no reason for him not to run.

u/mwisconsin · 4 pointsr/thewestwing

For humor, check out Why Not Me? by Al Franken. He predicts the choice of Joe Lieberman as a running mate prior to the 2000 election.

Also, check out Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States. You'll never look at Thomas Jefferson the same way.

u/bearwife3ds · 3 pointsr/minnesota

Actually, he wrote the book already.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Me-Unmaking-Presidency/dp/0385334540

It's very good, holds up well, and is full of good ideas for campaigning.

u/pickup_sticks · 3 pointsr/politics

Franken wrote a hilarious book about running for president before the 2000 campaign. It's in the format of a campaign diary.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Me-Unmaking-Presidency/dp/0385334540

u/olafthebent · 2 pointsr/politics
u/Ch3t · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/funwithphobias · 1 pointr/politics

What the fuck is wrong with you guys? He wrote a book, Why Not Me? about running against Al Gore on the platform of lower ATM fees. Some regulation humor back when it was not horrifying reality. It was fucking hilarious, he hires gay people to pretend to support Gore in order to alienate his base.

and in his acceptance speech he apologizes for slavery and says "it be wrong to own a nigger" or something. It's been like 6 years since I read it

u/katoninetales · 1 pointr/politics

I thought he'd already made a solid statement that this would be a bad idea.

u/anonymous1 · 1 pointr/politics

I read Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency as a child. I read it on a long road trip.

Funny stuff - well, for a kid at least.

I believe he ran on a platform of "No ATM Fees"

u/NaughtyMallard · 1 pointr/ireland

He also wrote a book about being president. Fun read

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Me-Unmaking-Presidency/dp/0385334540

u/travio · -1 pointsr/politics

I don't know. It didn't really work out for him the last time he ran