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The Public Ineffectual

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Saturday, August 21, 2004

George Bush's Bitch

The Bitch is Back
Originally uploaded by Oblivia.
Stocking stuffer ideas don't usually come this early from me (if they come at all) but this one looks pretty choice.

This deck of playing cards has just been released by Seven Stories Press. The queen of spades is the one they colloquially, and in this case appropriately, call "The Bitch".

A snippet from the press release....

In The Joker's Wild: Dubya's Trick Deck, award-winning investigative journalist and author of the New
York Times best seller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Greg Palast gets to the bottom of the
crooked hand we've been dealt and plays the slim suit that could save us. Reading this oversized deck
of real playing cards, which feature original research, will amaze you, infuriate you, and make you
laugh out loud. Or strike up a game for a whole new twist on gin Rummy.

With striking, hilarious, full-color original art by Robert Grossman on each card, The Joker's Wild gives
the lowdown on the cast of high-priced back-scratchers that brought our mis-leader to power, paving
Dubya's way to the White House with hefty campaign funds, lucrative insider trading tips, and sleights
of hand that cancelled thousands of ballots.

.....and a nod to Canada....

The Diamonds glitter with a list of characters that reads like the black book of a Texan prince. Get the
score on George's friends, international bigwigs from Pakistani potentate Musharraf to former
Canadian head of state-cum-gold baron, Mulroney. In George's world, action figures come to life as
the governor of the Golden State, nightly news men fall in line in the service of W., and a sheepish
leader of the pack polishes his runner-up speech before the ballots are in.

Greg Palast is author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Palast based these cards on his award--
winning investigations for bbc Television's -Newsnight, -Harper's magazine, and the Guardian (uk).
His Web site is www.GregPalast.com.

You can purchase The Joker's Wild directly from Seven Stories for 20% off the cover price of $8.95
(cheaper than Amazon or B&N) here:

Or check out some samples of the cards here:


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