New book offers a 'seasoned' view of left-right politics
The authors of Political Pictionary both praise and skewer leading figures in politics and the news media.
The authors, lifelong democrats from the chicago area and unabashed partisan enthusiasts, also happen to be baby boomers who enjoy poking fun at selected political and primetime media personalities.
Which they certainly do in the book's no-holds-barred commentary.
"There's no reason not to see the humor in politics. As"seasoned' citizens we've witnessed a lifetime of good and bad politicians, and we couldn't let a particularly ridiculous campaign season go by without weighing in," says co-auyhor Tobi Solomon.
Denise Kugler, the other half of the writing team, provacatively notes that the book is dedicated " to fallen American heroes who lost their lives because old white men wanted to go to war."
Their audience is meant to be those, young and old, who share their left-leaning political persuasions including a marked distase for right-wing views. A showcase of well-known political and media figures is presented by the authors along with candid assessments of how each individual helps or hinders the progressive agenda.
"All kidding aside, our nation's democracy is in jeopardy of being 'privatized' if the right wing has its way,"Solomon adds. "We want to change that."