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Novel Politics

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Political strategist Bridget Siegel talks about her new book, Domestic Affairs: A Campaign Novel, in which she translates her experience on past campaigns (including Obama/Biden, Hillary Clinton, Kerry/Edwards, and Andrew Cuomo) into the realm of fiction.

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Comments [8]

ann from Manhattan

If BS = b...sh.t, that's not correct. Many years of loud voices of the people shouldn't be ignored. But, here, as most places, BIG MONEY, not loud voices, is what gets the politicians' attention. And that is a terrible truth.

Jul. 31 2012 12:01 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Money talks; BS walks. What else is new?

Jul. 31 2012 11:06 AM
ann from Manhattan

Buying political c/louts works at all levels: NYC city council is totally powered by the rich real estate developers. Look at NYU monster expansion plan as an example. 1000s of locals, including a huge number of NYU faculty and administrators protested for months, to no avail (although the fight continues). NYC CVity Council gave NYU almost everything they asked for. Who do our elected officials represent? The ones who pave their way with money and power.

Jul. 31 2012 11:02 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Is it "glamorous"?? Why do you suppose so many young women are attracted to these types of jobs and also in the entertainment industry?

This has been going on for decades if not longer.

Can you spell groupie?

Jul. 31 2012 11:00 AM

Ron Paul is the only one that meets your criteria

Jul. 31 2012 10:57 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Ms. Siegel equivocated when it came to justifying candidate Obama breaking his pledge to use public funding. The fact that money in political campaigns got worse as a result of the Supreme Court decision is not only besides the point, Obama's decision may have given justification and cover for further abuses.

Jul. 31 2012 10:54 AM

She is a cute lil orwelliam speaker...she is gonna tell us why big gvt is great and why Obama is awesome...but compared to that last guest at least she seems alive

Jul. 31 2012 10:51 AM

A perky statist! Awesome.

Jul. 31 2012 10:49 AM

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