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Why Not Me? - The Inside Story Behind the Making and the Unmaking of the Franken Presidency-logo

Why Not Me? - The Inside Story Behind the Making and the Unmaking of the Franken Presidency

Al Franken

Updated with more on the real race in 2000! First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office... Why Not Me? ...chronicles the dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Meet the president as a young man. Witness the Franken campaign in its infancy, as the candidate pledges "to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side." Go behind the scenes and meet Team Franken, the candidate's brain trust: including brother and deputy campaign manager Otto, a recovering sex addict and alcoholic, and campaign manager Norm Ornstein, the think-tank policy wonk who masterminds the single-issue (ATM fees) campaign. Cheer as Franken stuns the pundits by defeating Al Gore for the Democratic nomination, then is swept into office carrying all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Then, through excerpts from Bob Woodward's detailed account of the first hundred days, The Void, go inside the Franken White House, which is gripped by crisis from day one. After the highly medicated chief executive exhibits a roller coaster of bipolar behavior, Franken is forced to cooperate with the Joint Congressional Committee on the President's Mood Swings. And when the committee releases Franken's personal diaries to the public, his presidency faces its ultimate crisis. It began on a cold day in January, when Alan Stuart Franken took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States. It ended 144 tumultuous days later with the words: "Boy, am I sorry." Here for the first time in paperback is the searing chronicle of Al Franken's journey to the White House--the visionary campaign, the landslide victory, the hookers, the payoffs--told through confessions of key aides, Franken's own diaries, and excerpts from Bob Woodward's book on the first 100 days of the Franken Presidency, entitled The Void. Wit

Updated with more on the real race in 2000! First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office... Why Not Me? ...chronicles the dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Meet the president as a young man. Witness the Franken campaign in its infancy, as the candidate pledges "to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side." Go behind the scenes and meet Team Franken, the candidate's brain trust: including brother and deputy campaign manager Otto, a recovering sex addict and alcoholic, and campaign manager Norm Ornstein, the think-tank policy wonk who masterminds the single-issue (ATM fees) campaign. Cheer as Franken stuns the pundits by defeating Al Gore for the Democratic nomination, then is swept into office carrying all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Then, through excerpts from Bob Woodward's detailed account of the first hundred days, The Void, go inside the Franken White House, which is gripped by crisis from day one. After the highly medicated chief executive exhibits a roller coaster of bipolar behavior, Franken is forced to cooperate with the Joint Congressional Committee on the President's Mood Swings. And when the committee releases Franken's personal diaries to the public, his presidency faces its ultimate crisis. It began on a cold day in January, when Alan Stuart Franken took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States. It ended 144 tumultuous days later with the words: "Boy, am I sorry." Here for the first time in paperback is the searing chronicle of Al Franken's journey to the White House--the visionary campaign, the landslide victory, the hookers, the payoffs--told through confessions of key aides, Franken's own diaries, and excerpts from Bob Woodward's book on the first 100 days of the Franken Presidency, entitled The Void. Wit
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Humor

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Updated with more on the real race in 2000! First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office... Why Not Me? ...chronicles the dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Meet the president as a young man. Witness the Franken campaign in its infancy, as the candidate pledges "to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side." Go behind the scenes and meet Team Franken, the candidate's brain trust: including brother and deputy campaign manager Otto, a recovering sex addict and alcoholic, and campaign manager Norm Ornstein, the think-tank policy wonk who masterminds the single-issue (ATM fees) campaign. Cheer as Franken stuns the pundits by defeating Al Gore for the Democratic nomination, then is swept into office carrying all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Then, through excerpts from Bob Woodward's detailed account of the first hundred days, The Void, go inside the Franken White House, which is gripped by crisis from day one. After the highly medicated chief executive exhibits a roller coaster of bipolar behavior, Franken is forced to cooperate with the Joint Congressional Committee on the President's Mood Swings. And when the committee releases Franken's personal diaries to the public, his presidency faces its ultimate crisis. It began on a cold day in January, when Alan Stuart Franken took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States. It ended 144 tumultuous days later with the words: "Boy, am I sorry." Here for the first time in paperback is the searing chronicle of Al Franken's journey to the White House--the visionary campaign, the landslide victory, the hookers, the payoffs--told through confessions of key aides, Franken's own diaries, and excerpts from Bob Woodward's book on the first 100 days of the Franken Presidency, entitled The Void. Wit

Language:

English

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:12


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:48


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:34


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:31


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:40


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:30


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:34


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:29


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:38